15 year old worker dies at Apple contractor in Shanghai

The fruity cargo cult Apple has sent a team of doctors to find out how one of its contractors managed to let a 15 year-old employee work for them and then somehow let him die of pneumonia.

Foxconn showcases smartwatch prototype (for the iPhone)

Just days after Sony debuted its revamped smartwatch, Foxconn is showcasing a smartwatch prototype designed to work with Apple's iPhone lineup.

Suicides continue at Foxconn

Just as it seemed the Foxconn suicide saga was winding down, reports have emerged that three more workers have killed themselves over the past three weeks. 

ZTE coughs up on Microsoft patents

China's ZTE is paying Microsoft a royalty for devices it makes using Google Android and Chrome operating systems to make sure that it is not patent trolled out of business.

Apple sends phones back to Foxconn

Foxconn could be about to spend a quarter of a billion dollars replacing millions of faulty iPhones, dumped back on its heels by Apple.

Hon Hai signs up with Microsoft over patents

Hon Hai, parent company of electronics maker Foxconn, has signed a deal with Microsoft that will allow it to legally produce devices with Android and Chrome OS patents - the cash going to Redmond for each device.

Foxconn accused of firing suicidal workers

Foxconn has reportedly come up with a cunning plan to reduce the number of suicides in its dormitories in mainland China. Rather than improving working conditions, the company seems to be firing workers with suicidal tendencies. 

Foxconn will make Google Glasses

Google has decided that Foxconn will get the contract for its internet eyeware, Project Glass.

Foxconn makes loss

Foxconn made a loss in 2012.The company, which makes mobile parts for the likes of Apple, Nokia Oyj and Huawei Technologies, said it made a net loss of $316.4 million last year, which it put down to weak orders from its big companies.  

Samsung targets Taiwan manufacturers

Samsung is taking a page out of the Chinese communist playbook, as it apparently wants to kill Taiwanese competitors like Hon Hai and TSMC.

Foxconn designs an ejectable mouse-trackpad

A notebook with a removable trackpad that works like a mouse?

Report: Foxconn is manufacturing an Amazon smartphone

Reports of an Amazon-branded smartphone have been circulating since 2011.

Foxconn 'mulling US factories'

Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly considering opening factories in the US, opening up the opportunity for Americans to work every waking moment for peanuts, riot, and then hurl themselves from the top of a building.

Foxconn warns over iPhone 5 supply

Employer of the year Foxconn has admitted it can't keep up with demand for the iPhone 5, saying it's shipping 'far fewer' than requested.

AMD's C-70 chip powers Foxconn's AT-5570

Foxconn rolls its own uber-mini HTPC.

Nintendo responds to latest Foxconn outrage

Nintendo has released a statement on the latest controversy with overseas manufacturing supplier Foxconn.

Foxconn admits using underage labor

Foxconn's admittted hiring interns as young as 14, after repeatedly denying it was doing anything of the sort.

Another alleged strike happens at Foxconn

Foxconn is yet again playing damage control after a report claims workers walked off the job.

Riot breaks out at troubled Apple supplier

Apple supplier Foxconn has been forced to shut down its Taiyuan factory in China after a riot involving 2,000 workers broke out late last night.

Foxconn audit fails to satisfy human rights campaigners

Working conditions at Apple's notorious Foxconn supplier have been greatly improved, says the Fair Labor Association - although some disagree.