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Wisconsin may not get the high-tech jobs it expected

Feb 6, 2019
Foxconn changed its plans for a plant in Wisconsin, then changed them again.
Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn has been planning to build an enormous factory in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
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Bringing artificial intelligence to the factory floor

Dec 21, 2017
Artificial intelligence pioneer Andrew Ng wants to make manufacturing smarter with his newest company.
Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, in the southern Guangzhou province.
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What Foxconn profits can tell us about Apple

Apr 29, 2013
Apple and Samsung both reported quarterly earnings last week. Today we hear from the company that makes many of the gadgets they sell -- Taiwanese tech giant Hon Hai, or as we know it, Foxconn.

China's Foxconn worker riot and Iran's shadow Internet

Sep 25, 2012
With all this information technology at our disposal, it's striking how getting to the truth of a matter can still be so tough. Two tech stories from opposite sides of the world today remind us how even in 2012 the flow of information is still tightly controlled.

Inside Foxconn as iPads get made

Apr 9, 2012
Marketplace’s China correspondent travels where few have gone before and visits the production line.

Life inside a Foxconn facility

Oct 25, 2010
Your smartphone, laptop, and other high-tech consumer electronics items were probably made in China by a company called Foxconn. It has almost a million employees spread over multiple facilities. But a recent undercover survey paints a picture of a pretty bleak life for Foxconn workers. We talk about the lives of the people who build the gizmos we've come to rely on.

More suicides at Foxconn

May 28, 2010
The electronics company tries to take measures to prevent more worker suicides. The companies working with Foxconn -- including Apple, HP and Dell -- have pledged to investigate further into the matter.

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