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Foxconn buys PC peripheral maker Belkin for $866M

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The Taiwanese company best known for manufacturing iPhones, Foxconn is buying Belkin, the PC peripherals company, for $866 million in cash. Based in California, Belkin is known for an array of computer and phone accessories, including wireless chargers, laptop docks, and phone cases.

Samsung, Intel & Foxconn said to be working on a wireless data transfer tech

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Samsung is said to be working with a startup called Keyssa, backed by Tony Fadell, which is working on a way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using cables or Wi-Fi connectors. According to Keyssa’s Chief

Apple’s iPhone manufacturers file counter suit against Qualcomm over patent fees

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It could well be called a season of lawsuits in the Silicon Valley. From Apple vs Qualcomm to Uber vs Waymo, legal battles are making daily headlines in the tech industry. Well, here we are talking about the never-ending legal fight

InFocus plans to invest $10M in India, launches ‘Turbo 5’ smartphone

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InFocus, which has a licensing deal with contract handset maker Foxconn plans to invest $10 million (around Rs 65 crores) to get a foothold in India with a focus on the Rs 10,000 price segment as a part of its

Cisco, Bosch, and others to develop blockchain protocol to secure IoT applications

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Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically transforming everything from homes to factories, by making them smart and more efficient, it also poses several challenges including identifying, connecting, securing, and managing the devices. Hence, Cisco, Bosch, and several other

“Make in India” to be the mantra for RIL’s Lyf products

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Riding high on the success of Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries (RIL) is planning to build its products like Lyf-branded 4G smartphones, smart set-top boxes, home automation and automobile telematics devices in India. The company has already asked its partners, including

Foxconn aims to replace human workforce with robots

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Technology has come a long way undoubtedly. However, is it worth and wise to replace humans with robots? Though we are yet to know the answer, Foxconn is planning to fully automate its factories, replacing a vast majority of human

Foxconn puts 25 percent of Indian workforce on bench, says report

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It’s been more than a month but the economy and corporate India are yet to come to terms with demonetization which ensued a severe shortage of cash across the nation. We all are well aware of the massive dips in

Microsoft launches old legendary ‘plain Jane’ Nokia phone

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If you thought the old legendary Nokia had passed away into the other world, this news might cheer you. In these times of smartphones where our phones have become much more than mere calling and messaging tool, Microsoft’s decision to

Can Pekka Rantala – former CEO, Angry Birds-maker Rovio resurrect Nokia?

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Nokia, which was once people’s preferred choice in the smartphone segment wants to regain some of its lost ground. In a bid to revive its old legacy, the company has signed a brand agreement with home-brewed Finnish manufacturer, HMD Global,

Apple’s ‘all-glass’ body iPhone

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People using metal-body iPhones already find it difficult to prevent the phone from dent and scratches, and now Apple wants users to use a complete glass body – the front, rear and sides of the phone – iPhone, for which

Foxconn to make India a key global manufacturing hub

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Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronic contract manufacturer which makes iPhone, iPad, and other Apple products would begin to manufacture mobile phones from its second India factory in Navi Mumbai from August. The iPhone maker will initially make mobile phones at a

Xiaomi joins Make in India brigade

BANGALORE, INDIA: Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi today launched its first locally assembled smart phone in India- Redmi 2 Prime. The company has also joined the govt’s Make in India drive with this. The smartphones major has teamed up with Taiwanese

A boost to India’s drying electronic manufacturing

MUMBAI, INDIA: If all goes well, India will get a much needed boost to its electronic manufacturing segment. According to a report in the Times of India, Foxconn is planning to partner with Ahmedabad-based Adani Group to set up at least

Is Foxconn’s return to India an opportunity for Apple?

BANGALORE, INDIA: After winding up its India operations last year, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is now reportedly weighing the options to reopen its manufacturing facilities in India again- a move which could bring down the iPhone assembly costs significantly in emerging markets