Thursday, May 09, 2013

Made in China by Foxconn: Kindles, Playstations, Wiis and the iPhone

iPhone 07 by Yasunobu Ikeda
iPhone 07, a photo by Yasunobu Ikeda on Flickr.

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan, says Wikipedia

It is the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer measured by revenues.[3][4]

Foxconn's products include the iPad,[5] iPhone,[6] iPod,[6] Kindle,[7] PlayStation 3[8] and Wii U.[9]

Foxconn has been involved in several controversies, most relating to how it manages employees in China where it is the largest private-sector employer.[10]

In 2012 Apple hired the Fair Labor Association to conduct an audit of working conditions at Foxconn.[11]