Posts posted in April 2012
Bolaji Ojo 4/30/2012 (18) comments
The world's biggest contract manufacturer is hurting and losing money, while its top customer is swimming in an ocean of cash.
Data Points to More Onshoring
Barbara Jorgensen 4/23/2012 (13) comments
Among the reasons cited by companies for moving back onshore are increasing labor costs overseas, concerns about product quality, and a desire to be closer to customers.
Asia Buyers Seek Sourcing Security
Barbara Jorgensen 4/18/2012 (13) comments
The electronics market in Asia has developed so rapidly that anyone with a PC and Internet service can sell components. Buyers are looking for more meaningful relationships
Nokia Needs Some Good News
Bolaji Ojo 4/17/2012 (31) comments
A ratings agency piles in with a "near junk" rating on Nokia's bond, sinking its stock, but the Finnish company says it's working on a fix.
Apple/Foxconn's Broader Implications
News of the Day 4/10/2012 (3) comments
The Fair Labor Association's findings from its Foxconn inspections will resonate beyond the electronics industry and into China's entire manufacturing infrastructure.
H-1B Visa Demand Spikes
Barbara Jorgensen 4/9/2012 (8) comments
Applications for 2013 H-1B visas topped 25,000 in a week. Last year, it took the government a month to receive that many. The government says the increase shows the economy is getting better.
HDDs Set to Rebound in Second Half
Barbara Jorgensen 4/3/2012 (5) comments
Although factories in Thailand are still cleaning up from last year's floods, production of hard disk drives is expected to return to preflood levels in the second half of this year.
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