“Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) started hiring workers for its plants in Zhengzhou, China at the end of March and some market watchers believe the recruitment is for Foxconn clients’ new products set for release in the second half,” Ninelu Tu and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“Market watchers pointed out that recruitments are mainly for the company’s integrated digital product business group (IDPBG), which is charge of producing smartphones for a US-based brand vendor,” Tu and Tsai report. “Foxconn will reportedly start supplying a next-generation smartphone and an entry-level model to the client in the second quarter.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Zhengzhou is a major site for iPhone assembly and also where Tim Cook visited a newly-built iPhone production plant run by the Foxconn Technology Group in Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park last March.
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