Foxconn may buy Sharp's LCD business, with assistance from Apple

Article Image Sharp’s LCD spinoff may end up in the hands of manufacturing giant Foxconn, thanks to a potential investment by Apple, helping to give the iPhone maker greater control of its sprawling supply chain.

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Apple hires longtime auto executive, stokes electric car rumors

It came out Monday that Apple hired automotive manufacturing and quality control executive Doug Betts, suggesting the company is moving forward with a potential heavy industry project rumored to be an electric vehicle.

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Leaked Foxconn document backs 12MP camera, 2GB of RAM for 'iPhone 6s'

A document appearing to include a leaked Foxconn manufacturing schematic may back claims that Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 6s” series will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4K video, and 2 gigabytes of RAM.

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Corvette Z06 becomes first Chevrolet vehicle with Apple's CarPlay

GM’s Chevrolet division is now manufacturing its first vehicles compatible with Apple CarPlay, beginning with the Corvette Z06, the company said on Monday.



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Foxconn may build Apple iPhone plant in India, could reduce local costs

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly in talks to open a new iPhone assembly plant in India, potentially allowing the handset to achieve lower prices and boost sales in the growing market.



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Liquidmetal concept could enable Apple to manufacture devices layer by layer

Making use of its ties with Liquidmetal Technologies, Apple on Tuesday won a U.S. patent on a way of manufacturing products layer-by-layer using bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys, also known as bulk metalic glasses.



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Rumor: TSMC preparing trial run of 10-nanometer ARM chips, could power future iPhones

Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.



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Foxconn to handle bulk of manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 6s' & 'iPad Pro' this fall, insider says

Longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will handle the bulk of production for the company’s next-generation iPhone, and will also be the sole manufacturer of the anticipated 12.9-inch iPad, both on track to launch this fall, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.



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Android Wear stumbles out of the gate with just 720K units shipped in 2014

Though Google and its manufacturing partners hoped to get the jump on the Apple Watch with the debut of its own wearable platform last year, it didn’t translate into blockbuster sales to consumers, according to a new study.



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Did chip espionage, IP theft give Samsung its 14nm manufacturing lead?

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Samsung’s ascendancy to the pole position of semiconductor manufacturing was surprising, but there are allegations that the company achieved it through less-than savory means. Did Samsung hit its 14nm goals by luring away TSMC engineers?

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Samsung still reportedly supplying 40% of Apple A8 chips for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is handling the lion’s share of building A8 chips for Apple’s latest iPhones, longtime partner Samsung is still reportedly a major contributor, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of production.



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Apple exploring new ways of melting and feeding Liquidmetal for manufacturing

Apple is still working to perfect methods of manufacturing Liquidmetal parts, according to a new patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with the company moving on to processes for melting the unique metal alloy and feeding it to casting and processing equipment.



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Apple manufacturing costs spike to highest-ever levels, seen signaling huge 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' launches

Apple’s manufacturing and component purchase commitments reached a record $15.4 billion last quarter, leading one analyst to tell investors on Monday that Apple is gearing up for a blockbuster fall with the launch of an “iPhone 6” and rumored “iWatch.”



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Apple suppliers reportedly start production of next-gen iPad Air with anti-reflective coating

Ahead of an expected special event in September, Apple suppliers are supposedly ramping up manufacturing of both 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch iPad models, with the larger version expected to debut as soon as this quarter.



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Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced nears completion of Arizona plant, volume production imminent

GT Advanced Technologies on Monday said its Arizona sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, built in partnership with Apple, is nearly complete and will transition from initial manufacturing to volume production in the near future.



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New photos purport to show tweaked Touch ID sensor for Apple's 'iPhone 6'

With Apple believed to be in the final stages of preparation to begin manufacturing its next-generation iPhones, a slightly redesigned Touch ID component said to be headed for the so-called iPhone 6 has surfaced from Japan.



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Apple begins receiving shipments of A-series processors from TSMC – report

Following years of rumors, chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has begun production of Apple’s A-series processors and the chips are now making their way to assembly plants, according to a Thursday morning report from Hong Kong.



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New images show Space Grey 'iPhone 6' mockup compared to iPhone 5s, HTC One

A number of new photos purporting to show manufacturing mockups of Apple’s next-generation handset have surfaced from sources in Japan and Korea, detailing a thinner, larger iPhone with a redesigned rear flash and relocated sleep/wake button.



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