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Million Robot Revolution Delayed—iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn Hires More Humans

Terry Gou is CEO of electronics manufacturer Foxconn. He’s also a big proponent of replacing humans with robots in factories. Gou said Foxconn would replace human workers with a million robots in three years. That was three years ago. Since that first announcement, Gou has indeed pursued robotics, developing his […]

Foxconn CEO unimpressed by his iPhone-building robot army

It looks like Apple manufacturer Foxconn may not be entirely ready to displace its human workforce in favor of robots just yet. According to a new report coming out of the Taiwanese media, Foxconn’s CEO Terry Gou is disappointed by the … Read more ›

Foxconn's 'Foxbot' Robots to Play Supporting Role in Factories

Over the weekend, it was reported that Foxconn would be soon deploying its own "Foxbot" robots to its factories to help assemble devices, with CEO Terry Gou noting that Apple would be the first use the service. Now, Taiwan's United Daily...Show More Summary

Foxconn’s army of robots will only ‘support’ humans… for now

Yesterday, we reported that Foxconn CEO Terry Gou had promised shareholders that the Chinese iPhone manufacturer was ready to deploy an army of 10,000 robots to help build the iPhone 6. But while that report seems accurate, don’t expect these … Read more ›

Your Next iPhone May Be Built By Robots

Foxconn, a company which manufacturers the iPhone and other products for Apple, may be shifting production from people to robots. At the company’s yearly shareholders meeting, Hon Hai CEO Terry Gou says the company has reached the final phase of testing robots, which are being called Foxbots. Show More Summary

News: Foxconn to use robots in iPhone production

5 months agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

According to a report from IThome.com, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou announced at a recent shareholder meeting that new manufacturing robots are in the final testing stage. The first company to take advantage of the new robots’ capabilities will be Apple, presumably for the iPhone 6. Show More Summary

Foxconn Set to Deploy Robots to Help Assemble the iPhone

At a recent shareholder meeting, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou announced that the company will soon deploy robots to help assemble devices, noting that Apple will be the first company to use the service, reports IT Home (Google Translate, via...Show More Summary

Those Foxconn suicides a few years back?

Those Foxconn suicides a few years back? Company president Terry Gou says they weren't caused by poor working conditions, but rather by "personal problems and family disputes." Read more...

Foxconn’s Founding Family Eyes Cable TV Alliance

Foxconn’s founding family seems to have ambitions far beyond assembling iPhones and iPads for Apple. An entertainment content company run by Jeff Gou, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou’s eldest son, has explored a potential cooperation with Taiwan’s largest cable television operator.

Foxconn Chairman Hopes to Step Back from Role

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou outlines plans for expanding manufacturing in the U.S. and his hopes of passing on the baton to younger leaders by spinning off parts of his sprawling electronics empire.

Report: Google And Foxconn Building Roboticised Factories Of The Future

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google and Foxconn are working together to create a new vision of roboticised factories. According to the WSJ article, he recently met with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou “to speed up deployment” of Google’s grand plans within the Taiwanese company’s factories. More »      

Google's collaboration with Foxconn sheds light on robotics ambitions

According to a report on Tuesday, Google's Andy Rubin and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou have been discussing cutting edge robotics technology, including an operating system built to run manufacturing machines.

Foxconn-Made BlackBerry With OS 10.2 Certified

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

It was not too long ago that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was tipped off to have mentioned that the new BlackBerry smartphones which are manufactured by his company would end up on the Mobile World Congress showfloor in Barcelona, Spain, later in February. Show More Summary

Foxconn Chairman Takes Interest in Medical Research

Foxconn’s boss, Terry Gou, is on the hunt for five Nobel winners, not to run its factories, but for cancer research.

Could Future iPhones Be Made In The USA? It’s More Plausible Than You Think

With the new Mac Pro, Apple has once against shifted manufacturing of one of its products to the United States. Could other products follow? Even, say, the iPhone? Foxconn chairman and president Terry Gou has hinted yes, saying that the … Read more ›

Hon Hai May Make TVs in Arizona

iPhone and iPad assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. may invest or build a factory in Arizona, Chairman Terry Gou said.

Young Chinese Reject Factory Jobs

Young Chinese workers don't want to work in factories anymore. Terry Gou, chief executive of Foxconn, China's largest private employer and one of the manufacturers for the Apple iPhone and iPad, claims that Chinese millennials aspire...Show More Summary

Foxconn Deploys 20,000 Robot Workers in Factories, Aims for 1 Million

Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group is on track with its goal to a create a “million robot army”, and already has 20,000 robotic machines in its factories, said CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday. Workers’ wages in China are rising, and so the company’s research in robots and automation has to catch up, Gou said, while... Read More

Foxconn to speed up 'robot army' deployment; 20,000 robots already in its factories

Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group is on track with its goal to a create a "million robot army", and already has 20,000 robotic machines in its factories, said the company's CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday. Workers' wages in China...Show More Summary

Foxconn Tries to Move Past the iPhone

Terry Gou did almost everything that Apple could ask for. He made all those iPhones — and he made them cheap. When Apple was subsequently criticized for low wages and poor working conditions at his factories in China, it was Mr. Gou’s company, the Foxconn Technology Group, and not Apple, that caught the most heat. ... Read More

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