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#1 Asrokhel

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly plans to establish manufacturing plants in the US and is currently conducting evaluations in cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles, according to market watchers. Since the manufacturing of Apple's products is rather complicated, the market watchers expect the rumored plants to focus on LCD TV production, which can be highly automated and easier.

Meanwhile, Foxconn chairman Terry Guo, at a recent public event, noted that the company is planning a training program for US-based engineers, bringing them to Taiwan or China to take part in the processes of product design and manufacturing.

The program will give the engineers an environment to learn the Chinese language, first-hand expereince in the manufacturing process, and a training that can be helpful after they return to the US, he added.

Foxconn is already in discussion with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) over such a program, Gou disclosed.







http://www.digitimes...21108PD204.html


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:23

Since the manufacturing of Apple's products is rather complicated, the market watchers expect the rumored plants to focus on LCD TV production, which can be highly automated and easier.

Lol that makes it seem that American workers are stupid.

What they probably mean is making / putting together Apple products requires humans and American workers would be too expensive, so the plant will be used for making LCD panels which can be done by robots.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:27

Lol that makes it seem that American workers are stupid.

What they probably mean is making / putting together Apple products requires humans and American workers would be too expensive, so the plant will be used for making LCD panels which can be done by robots.


I'm surprised they haven't automated iPhone assembly given that Chinese wages are rapidly rising thus there will start requiring automation within China.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:46

I'm surprised they haven't already done this. This could be a huge advantage for him in some areas.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:51

Lol that makes it seem that American workers are stupid.

What they probably mean is making / putting together Apple products requires humans and American workers would be too expensive, so the plant will be used for making LCD panels which can be done by robots.


Probably too expensive. The factory would have to be shut down for an extended period of time to make the retrofits and to pay for all of the new equipment. It would most likely be cheapest to run the factory into the ground to get their money out of it and then build a new one in another country (India, Vietnam) where wages would be lower.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:57

Unfortunately, it will play a big role in the number of suicides in America.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:10

Lol that makes it seem that American workers are stupid.

What they probably mean is making / putting together Apple products requires humans and American workers would be too expensive, so the plant will be used for making LCD panels which can be done by robots.


no, it means americans get paid too much for too little. Same here in Canada. Too many folks expecting triple digit wages for doing not doing much.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:38

no, it means americans get paid too much for too little. Same here in Canada. Too many folks expecting triple digit wages for doing not doing much.



Yes because $1.00/hr is a lot.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:45

Yes because $1.00/hr is a lot.

What? Minimum wage in America (outside of the restaurant business) is like $7.50 (it varies from state to state and I think the highest is 9.50 or something).

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:47

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly plans to establish manufacturing plants in the US and is currently conducting evaluations in cities such as Detroit and Los Angeles, according to market watchers. Since the manufacturing of Apple's products is rather complicated, the market watchers expect the rumored plants to focus on LCD TV production, which can be highly automated and easier.

Meanwhile, Foxconn chairman Terry Guo, at a recent public event, noted that the company is planning a training program for US-based engineers, bringing them to Taiwan or China to take part in the processes of product design and manufacturing.

The program will give the engineers an environment to learn the Chinese language, first-hand expereince in the manufacturing process, and a training that can be helpful after they return to the US, he added.

Foxconn is already in discussion with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) over such a program, Gou disclosed.







http://www.digitimes...21108PD204.html


So now, children of America can contribute to economy too!! :rofl: