Pegatron Wins Exclusive iPad 3 Manufacturing Contract

Pegatron has won a bidding war with Foxconn, and will be the exclusive manufacturer that Apple uses for the iPad 3. It was announced earlier this month that Pegatron had won an order for 15 million iPhone 5s from Apple, as well.

The report comes from the Taiwan Economic News. The report used the word "outbid," which might mean that Pegatron came in with a better price for iPad 3 production. At the same time, however, the report did say that Apple had been looking for another manufacturer in the wake of the explosion that occurred at Foxconn's Chengdu plant.

This order, plus the iPhone 5 order, seem to point to a shift away from Foxconn and Hon Hai for Apple. Apple has long used Foxconn to manufacturer its iDevices as well as other products. Foxconn became renowned not for its manufacturing, but for its employee deaths in 2010 when a rash of suicides hit its Shenzhen plant in southern China.
Via:  BGR
omegadraco 3 years ago

This looks almost like a military manufacturing line. Minions in white and slave driver in yellow.

More work! (in best Warcraft voice)

realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="omegadraco"]This looks almost like a military manufacturing line. [/quote]

Semi-Clean room attire. It keeps the hair and skin particles out of the product. We had to dress like that whenever we went inside of the Space Shuttle cockpits.

3vi1 3 years ago

>> We had to dress like that whenever we went inside of the Space Shuttle cockpits.

May I just remind you: You're awesome.

LTucker 3 years ago

Foxconn put electronics assembly line workers too close together with out providing Cubicle Level Protection. As you can see in the picture used to illustrate this story the shelf support does not extend back between workers to block peripheral vision. This problem was discovered and solved forty years ago when it caused mental breaks for office workers. The full cubicle is not needed but any repeating detectable movement in peripheral vision will allow Subliminal Distraction exposure.

Foxconn uses cubicles in engineering offices in Korea but does not understand why they must be used.


3vi1 3 years ago

Any word on who's won Apple's contract to kill James Bond?

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