Foxconn workers made to sign anti-suicide pledges

May 6, 2011
Foxconn is the huge manufacturing company in China that employs hundreds of thousands of young Chinese workers to assemble just about every...

Apple goes to Foxconn, finds problems

Feb 15, 2011
Apple has just issued a report of auditing trips it made to China in 2010 to inspect conditions at its manufacturing plants, including Foxconn....

iPad 2 to ship in February

Dec 7, 2010
This according to the Chinese news site Digi Times, which cites sources at Foxconn. They say that Foxconn has been told to start shipping within...

iPad production cranks up at Foxconn

Nov 23, 2010
DigiTimes reports that Foxconn production lines in Chengdu are ramping up dramatically in order to satisfy both demands for the current iPad model...

Build your own iPhone and get rich!

Nov 16, 2010
This final note today, couldn't leave you without mentioning Apple. Not the whole Beatles thing. I figure real Beatles fans have already ripped CDs...

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.

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A look inside the conditions at Foxconn

Sep 9, 2010
A Bloomberg BusinessWeek story profiles the man who started the Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn, which was thrust into the spotlight after a string of suicides at one of its plants. Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel visited the facility and talks about what he found.