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HP, Foxconn team up for cloud servers

US computer giant Hewlett Packard and Taiwan's Foxconn unveiled plans Wednesday to join forces to produce servers optimized for the Internet cloud.

Taiwan's Foxconn to use one million robots by 2014

Taiwan IT giant Foxconn -- hit by a spate of suicides at its Chinese plants -- plans to replace 500,000 workers with robots in the next three years, state media reported Monday.

Google buys virtual imaging patents from Foxconn

Google has bought virtual imaging patents from Taiwanese supplier Foxconn that could be used in its interactive "Google Glass" devices, according to a document acquired by AFP on Saturday.

Taiwan's Hon Hai looks to robot industry

The parent company of Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn plans to mass produce industrial robots as part of its efforts to cope with labour shortages and rising wages.

Foxconn says cannot meet demand for iPhone 5

Taiwan's Foxconn has admitted that it cannot meet strong demand for Apple's new iPhone 5 due to difficulties in building the gadget, as investors grow concerned about the US giant's future earnings.

Wisconsin governor to sign $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled Monday to sign into law a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal that he calls a "huge win" for the entire state.

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The Foxconn Technology Group (traditional Chinese: 富士康科技集團; simplified Chinese: 富士康科技集团) is a multinational business group anchored by the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 鴻海精密工業股份有限公司; LSE: HHPD), a Taiwan-registered corporation headquartered in Tucheng, Taiwan. Foxconn is the world's largest maker of electronic components including printed circuit boards.

Due to its dominance in this specialized outsourcing sector, it is popular with European, Japanese and American companies wishing to reduce labor costs without sacrificing quality. Better known products Foxconn manufactures include the iPhone and the iPad. It is the largest exporter in Greater China and the second largest exporter in the Czech Republic.

Foxconn has been involved in several controversies–most relating to how it manages employees in China, where it is the largest private employer.

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