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FairPhone eyeing “fair trade” smartphone market

FairPhone, a Dutch company which lists Vodafone and KPN among its supporters, is looking to …

Microsoft, Hon Hai sign Android/Chrome patent deal

Microsoft signed a patent agreement with the parent company of the world’s largest contract electronics …

Foxconn to ship mid-range Amazon smartphone as early as Q2 2013 – report

Speculation persists that Taiwan’s Foxconn has been contracted by Amazon to build an Android-based smartphone …

Microsoft, Amazon smartphones rumoured – yet again

Microsoft and Amazon are reported to have placed smartphone manufacture orders with Foxconn International Holdings …

Contract manufacturers dominating tablet assembly

Contract manufacturers will account for 89.2 percent of tablet devices shipped in 2012, with only 10.8 percent assembled by the companies which badge the product, according to analyst firm IHS iSuppli.

Foxconn sinks to record 1H loss on weak vendor demand

Foxconn, the Taiwanese firm famous for assembling many of the world’s most high-profile mobile gadgets, …

Report: Sony ups handset ODM orders

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reports that Sony Mobile has “increased [its] cooperation” with handset manufacturers Arima …

Baidu planning low cost smartphones

The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese search giant Baidu is working with Foxconn and China Unicom to offer a low-cost smartphone, which will run a newly-developed operating system called Baidu Cloud

Foxconn/Apple investigation reveals significant issues

An investigation into the working practices of Apple final assembly supplier Foxconn by the Fair …

Apple puts spotlight on factory working conditions

Apple has requested the Fair Labor Association (FLA) conduct special voluntary audits of its final …