Foxconn: News

02 Jul 2024


iPhone production thrives in India: Apple surpasses PLI scheme targets

Apple has surpassed its targets for the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme in five out of six parameters, as per a Business Standard report.

Apple supplier Foxconn plans to manufacture AI servers in India

Apple supplier Foxconn is planning to manufacture artificial intelligence (AI) servers in India, as part of its broader strategy to diversify beyond phones, according to The Economic Times.

27 Jun 2024

Tamil Nadu

'25% new recruits married women': Foxconn reponds to hiring row

Foxconn, the manufacturer of iPhones, has refuted allegations of discriminatory hiring practices against married women.

25 Jun 2024


Apple supplier Foxconn accused of discrimination against married Indian women 

Foxconn, a key supplier for Apple, is facing allegations of systematically excluding married women from employment, at its primary iPhone assembly plant in India.

25 Jun 2024


Apple considers replacing 50% of iPhone assembly workforce with machines

Apple is reportedly planning a significant shift in its production process, with the aim to automate up to 50% of its iPhone assembly line workforce over the next few years.

24 May 2024


Google and Foxconn to make Pixel smartphones in Tamil Nadu

Alphabet Inc, Google's parent company, has revealed plans to manufacture its flagship Pixel smartphones in Tamil Nadu.

02 Apr 2024


Apple to launch budget-friendly 'AirPods Lite' this year

Apple is reportedly preparing to launch "AirPods Lite" later this year as a more affordable version of its popular wireless earphones.

01 Apr 2024


Apple becomes India's biggest blue-collar job creator

Apple has directly employed over 150,000 individuals since joining India's Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for smartphones in August 2021, according to The Economic Times.

15 Feb 2024


Infosys, Jubilant, Foxconn under fire for not hiring Karnataka locals

During a recent Karnataka Assembly debate, major companies including Infosys, Foxconn, and Jubilant FoodWorks were criticized.

14 Feb 2024

Kabira Mobility

Kabira Mobility launches electric motorcycles with Foxconn-made powertrain in India

Goa-based electric vehicles (EV) start-up Kabira Mobility has launched two new motorbikes in India, the KM3000 and KM4000.

04 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: Foxconn, Pegatron stop iPhone production near Chennai 

The production of Apple's iPhones at Foxconn and Pegatron facilities near Chennai has been stopped due to heavy rains, Reuters reported.

12 Nov 2023


iPhone-maker Foxconn launches satellites on SpaceX rocket: What it means

Foxconn has launched two prototype low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites aboard a SpaceX rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

23 Oct 2023


iPhone-maker Foxconn under investigation by Chinese authorities, stock plummets

Foxconn, Apple's primary iPhone assembler, saw its share's value decline by 3.4% on October 23.

18 Oct 2023


NVIDIA, Foxconn partner to build 'AI factories' for self-driving cars

Tech giants NVIDIA and Foxconn are teaming up to create "AI factories" and data centers that will offer supercomputing power for developing self-driving cars, autonomous machines, and industrial robots.

14 Aug 2023


Foxconn plans to invest 'several billions' in India

Foxconn's strategic pivot to India exemplifies the "China plus one" strategy, which aims to diversify supply chains beyond China.

02 Aug 2023


Foxconn will invest $600mn in Karnataka for iPhone components, chipmaking

Taiwanese contract manufacturing giant Foxconn plans to invest $600 million in two projects in Karnataka, India.

28 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

'India's time to shine': PM Modi inaugurates Semicon India 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Semicon India 2023, the national-level event on the semiconductor industry in India, in Gujarat's Gandhinagar on Friday.

14 Jul 2023


Foxconn could make semiconductor chips with TSMC, TMH in India

Electronics major Foxconn recently called off its semiconductor joint venture (JV) with Vedanta. At the time, the company reiterated its commitment to India's semiconductor project.

10 Jul 2023


Foxconn exits $19.5bn semiconductor JV with Vedanta: Here's why

The semiconductor joint venture (JV) between Foxconn and Vedanta was expected to be the cornerstone of India's semiconductor aspirations.

26 Jun 2023


Foxconn looks for new partners as Vedanta JV hits snag

Foxconn and Vedanta's semiconductor joint venture (JV) was expected to be the cornerstone of India's semiconductor ecosystem.

01 Jun 2023


Foxconn's Bengaluru factory to start production by April 1, 2024

India has been growing in stature in the Apple ecosystem. The tech giant has shown intent on increasing its footprint in the country.

03 Mar 2023


A Foxconn iPhone plant may create 100,000 jobs in Bengaluru 

The growing tensions between the US and China have challenged China's position as the world's primary manufacturer. Companies like Apple are on the lookout for alternative options, and India has emerged as one.

24 Nov 2022


Foxconn apologizes for protests at China iPhone factory

A protest that erupted over unpaid wages and the fear of an infectious outbreak on Tuesday night rocked Foxconn's iPhone manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou. The COVID-hit factory saw workers clashing with police and security personnel.

07 Nov 2022


iPhone 14 Pro shipments delayed due to China's COVID-19 restrictions

Apple has confirmed a delay in the shipment of its new handsets, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

06 Oct 2022

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 3 children die of food poisoning in orphanage

Three children died while 11 others are undergoing treatment at the government hospital after suspected food poisoning at an orphanage near Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

06 Oct 2022


In a first, Apple to make AirPods, Beats in India

Apple continues its policy of diversifying the manufacturing base, and again, India seems to emerge as the beneficiary of this.

13 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Vedanta-Foxconn JV to set up semiconductor manufacturing facility in Gujarat

Vedanta and Foxconn have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government to set up a semiconductor manufacturing facility in the state.

09 Sep 2022


iPhone, made by Tata in India, could soon become reality

We may soon see an iPhone made in India by Tata Group. The homegrown multinational conglomerate is in talks with Apple's Taiwanese supplier Wistron Corp. to establish an electronics manufacturing joint venture in India.

02 Sep 2022

Electric Vehicles

Luxgen n7 is iPhone maker Foxconn's first-ever electric car

Taiwanese automaker Luxgen has launched the n7 electric crossover. The EV is the first production model designed and developed in partnership with Foxtron, the newly formed automotive division of electronics giant Foxconn.

27 Jul 2022


Vedanta-Foxconn to invest $22bn in Maharashtra for semiconductor manufacturing facility

The Vedanta-Foxconn joint venture (JV) is all set to invest in Maharashtra.

01 May 2022


Vedanta looking to raise $3B to become India's first chipmaker

Vedanta is leaving no stones unturned as it pushes to become India's first chipmaker. The company is now in talks with banks to raise $2.5-$3 billion to boost its semiconductor and display manufacturing plans.

19 Oct 2021


This Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer just launched three new EVs

Taiwanese tech giant and Apple partner Foxconn Technology Group has entered the electric vehicle market. It unveiled its first three prototype electric vehicles in Taipei, Taiwan on Monday.

24 Jul 2020


Apple is now making iPhone 11 in India: Piyush Goyal

A few weeks ago, a report suggested that Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn is looking to expand the production of iPhones at its Chennai plant by investing up to $1 billion.

12 Jul 2020


Apple is planning to shift China production to India: Report

Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn is set to invest up to $1 billion in its Chennai plant in India.

30 Apr 2020


Government could make Aarogya Setu registration mandatory on new phones

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, India is looking to double down on the use of technology for aggressive contact-tracing.

26 Mar 2020


Apple, Samsung suspend India production amid coronavirus lockdown

In compliance with the 21-day, nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Indian government to combat the spread of coronavirus, leading smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Apple have suspended most of their operations in the country.

01 Feb 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Apple temporarily closes all offices, stores in China

In a bid to keep its staffers safe from the deadly outbreak of coronavirus, Apple is shutting down its offices in China, temporarily.

11 Aug 2019


Apparently, Chinese kids work nights to build Amazon's Alexa devices

Amazon's Alexa devices are very popular, but over the last few months, the internet giant has been facing a lot of flak because of them.

27 Dec 2018


Soon, Apple may start assembly of high-end iPhones in India

In a fresh development, Reuters has reported that Apple may soon expand its assembly line and start the production of top-of-the-line iPhones in India.

14 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

Trump wants people to come to US on merit basis

US President Donald Trump has said that he wants people with merit, who can help, to enter the US and not sneak inside the border illegally.

27 Mar 2018


iPhone manufacturer Foxconn acquires Belkin for $866 million

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple iPhones, has bought the California-based Belkin International for $866 million in cash.

23 Nov 2017


China: Students illegally working overtime to build Apple iPhone X

Struggling to meet the iPhone X demand amid production delays, Apple's primary supplier in Asia, Foxconn, has reportedly hired high-school students illegally to assemble the latest iPhone.

18 Aug 2017


Kiss Connectivity: The new wireless data transfer technology

We've been using cables to transfer huge data between mobile phones over the years, though it isn't very efficient.

27 Jul 2017

Donald Trump

Foxconn to invest $10bn in US factory, Trump takes credit

Taiwanese electronics major Foxconn has announced plans to invest $10 billion in a new factory to be situated in Wisconsin, USA.

04 Jul 2017


Foxconn will invest Rs. 32,000cr in its Indian expansion plans

Foxconn is ready to invest up to Rs. 32,000cr in India to make it a parallel manufacturing hub to China.

31 Jan 2017


Apple's indifference to President Trump's demands

President Trump, who is pushing hard for American goods to be "made in America", vowed during his campaign that he would force Apple to start producing on US soil.