WSJ: Foxconn to produce a line of branded accessories
According to a published report on Monday, Foxconn is looking to branch out to provide content and software for the devices it assembles. Foxconn has already bolstered its R&D center in south Taiwan by hiring software engineers to develop mobile applications, server based cloud-computing technology and apps for the upcoming smartwatch explosion. The company is also planning on producing cables, keyboards and headphones under the Foxconn brand.
Trying to capitalize on the higher margins at retail,Foxconn will work on developing an online platform to sell the products it creates. Foxconn will also open stores in China that will allow customers to test the products it sells online.
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2138; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
With Foxconn's reputation, who will by their branded products?
2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1172; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Foxconn should manufacture suicide nets, because their name is synonymous with it... Now they want to use Apple's Technology to make a iphone competitor phone? Isn't that what Samsung did to them... hehehehe hahahahaha... Poor Apple.
3. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I can understand this move as the company has been completely dependent on apple for ALOT of revenue. They should be able to take some of that experience and make their own just as long as they watch what they create. Partnering with firefox is the way to go.