A small item from BlackBerry’s earnings-related filing Friday got lost in the news of its hardware partnership with Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group–sales of its new phones have been so bad that BlackBerry was forced to cancel the rollout of two not-yet-released phones.
The waiting time for iPhone 5Ss has shortened significantly as major assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has been running its factories round the clock, adding more workers to its production lines.
HTC Corp. is considering outsourcing production of smartphones in a major strategic shift as the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker looks for ways to cut costs and retain profitability, people familiar with the situation said.
Foxconn Technology Co. said a large fight that broke out last week at one of its campuses injured 11 people, the latest in a series of confrontations among the company’s workers that follows a summer of heightened unrest at Chinese factories.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Tuesday it has submitted an application for a fourth-generation high-speed mobile spectrum license in Taiwan, its latest effort to diversify beyond the contract manufacturing business.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said its net profit rose 16 percent in 2012 from the previous year, as the Taiwan-based assembler of Apple Inc. products saw its revenue increase as the U.S. company’s sales grew.