Foxconn

Pegatron Ramps Up Apple Supply Competition Against Foxconn
May 13, 2013

Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, is facing growing competition from rival Pegatron in its bid to snag additional business from Apple.

Foxconn is the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, and secures approximately 60 to 70 percent of its revenue solely from iPad and iPhone maker Apple, which uses the firm to assemble a number of parts used in smartphones and tablets. However, as reported by Reuters, Foxconn is under growing pressure from rival Pegatron -- only a fifth of the size -- due to competition which has resulted

In Taiwan, Lamenting A Lost Lead
May 12, 2013

Jonney Shih, the chairman of Asustek Computer, has epitomized the Taiwanese electronics engineer for a generation: a slender figure in rumpled, baggy trousers, he once helped Intel solve heat problems in its Pentium 4 microprocessors.

Jonney Shih, the chairman of Asustek Computer, has epitomized the Taiwanese electronics engineer for a generation: a slender figure in rumpled, baggy trousers, he once helped Intel solve heat problems in its Pentium 4 microprocessors.

"I don't think the Taiwanese got very good training to drive the mentality of innovation,"

Foxconn Tries to Move Past the iPhone
May 7, 2013

Terry Gou did almost everything that Apple could ask for. He made all those iPhones - and he made them cheap. When Apple was subsequently criticized for low wages and poor working conditions at his factories in China, it was Mr. Gou's company, the Foxconn Technology Group, and not Apple, that caught the most heat.
But now Foxconn, a potent symbol of the perks and perils of globalization, is taking a step that, not all that long ago, would have seemed unthinkable: it is contemplating life far, far beyond Apple.