Apple supplier Foxconn to make ventilators with Medtronic in Wisconsin

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones at factories in China, will make ventilators for U.S. firm Medtronic to help patients afflicted by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Wednesday.

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The logo of electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, is displayed at its headquarters in Taipei. Photo: Agence France-Presse


In a statement released through company founder Terry Gou’s office, Foxconn said it was currently cooperating with Medtronic to design and develop ventilators, and medical and technical personnel from both firms were working closely on this.

The companies hope to speed up production time so the ventilators can be put to work as soon as possible, it added.

Medtronic Chief Executive Officer Omar Ishrak told CNBC that Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant would be used to make the ventilators.

MacDailyNews Take: That Foxconn plant in Wisconsin has gone through more changes than parents of septuplets. Hopefully, the ventilators can be produced ASAP.


  1. It is almost as if you wish they would not make more ventilators. Please, Danox, tell us some of the downsides to the joint venture in Wisconsin.

    1. Hey Danox, if you or your loved one EVER ends up in the ER or ICU (gOD forbid), before accepting treatment, make sure your doctors and nurses are not using My Pillow N95 masks, Apple face shields or Foxconn, Dyson or Meditronic ventilators. Oh… and if your doctor suggests Chloroquine, make sure you pass on that, as well. Best of luck to you!

        1. Here are more of your lies in your own words:

          “Lies and more lies like ventilators being produced by companies that have no experience in doing so.”

          Haha! Hahahaha! Did you even read the article? Do you know anything about Medtronic? Do you know anything about Foxconn and its subsidiaries? I sent you the links, but you can’t read. Hahaha! You are the liar!! I told you… Medtronic is a medical equipment company. Medical equipment. Medical. Are ventilators not medical equipment. MEDICAL. Hahahah! YOU are the liar! Does Foxconn and its subsidiaries not manufacture a W I D EEEE variety of equipment?

          I’ll make it easy for you…

          Medical equipment + manufacturer = manufactured ventilators

          Hahaha!! Hahaha!!

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