Vedanta to Finalise Location for Chip Plant by Mid-June, Says Chairman

Vedanta will finalise a location for its $20 billion (roughly Rs. 1,55,273 crore) semiconductor and display plants in India by mid-June and will have the first chip product ready in two years, its Chairman Anil Agarwal said on Wednesday. Oil-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta said in February it will diversify into chip manufacturing and announced plans to … Read more

Apple Reportedly Looking to Boost Production in India, Vietnam

Apple has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to increase production outside China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. India and Vietnam, which are already sites of Apple production, are among the countries short-listed by the company as alternatives, the report added. Apple last month forecast bigger … Read more

Apple Reportedly Looking to Boost Production in India, Vietnam

Apple has told some of its contract manufacturers that it wants to increase production outside China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. India and Vietnam, which are already sites of Apple production, are among the countries short-listed by the company as alternatives, the report added. Apple last month forecast bigger … Read more

Apple Supplier Foxconn Suspends Production at 2 China Factories

Apple’s prime supplier Foxconn Technology Group halted operations at two of its factories in eastern China’s Kunshan after new COVID-19 cases were reported on site, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. The operations at those plants have been suspended since Wednesday last week, with all employees confined to dormitories inside, the report said. … Read more

Apple, Dell Face Shipment Delays Due to China COVID-19 Curbs

Shipments of some Apple products, as well as Dell and Lenovo laptops are likely to face delays if China’s COVID-19 lockdowns persist, analysts said, as curbs force assemblers to shut down and closed-loop arrangements get harder to maintain. China’s race to stop the spread of COVID-19 has jammed highways and ports, stranded workers and left … Read more

Apple’s Big Bet on India Gets Bigger Still

India is emerging as Apple Inc.’s top manufacturing bet in Asia outside of China. On Monday, the company announced it has begun producing the iPhone 13 in the country. But for India to snatch a sizable chunk of the manufacturing pie, the country needs a stronger domestic market, export-friendly policies and better logistics infrastructure. India … Read more

Foxconn Running at Full Capacity in Shenzhen After Covid-19 Restrictions Lifted

HONG KONG— Foxconn Technology Group, the biggest assembler of Apple Inc. iPhones, said its factories in the Chinese manufacturing hub of Shenzhen were again running at full capacity Monday after the city wrapped up Covid-19 tests on all its 17 million residents. But while Shenzhen returned to business as usual, more new cases in Jilin, … Read more

iPhone 13 Models Said to Have Better Battery Life Than Previous Models

iPhone 13 series will come with increased battery capacities and wider 5G support over the existing models, a report has predicted, corroborating previous speculations. Apple is also said to embrace a new way to assemble iPhone cameras that could help reduce costs to some extent. Separately, component supplier Foxconn has predicted that there could be … Read more

India Selects 4 Global Firms to Boost IT Products Manufacturing

India on Thursday named Dell, Wistron’s ICT, Flex,and Foxconn’s Rising Stars as its choice of global companies in a $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,470 crore) incentive plan to produce and boost exports of laptops, tablets and personal computers. Ten Indian companies were also selected, including smartphone maker Lava and Dixon, which makes TVs for Xiaomi in India, … Read more

MacBook, iPad Production Delayed as Supply Crunch Hits Apple: Report

Production of some of Apple’s MacBook and iPad models has been postponed due to a global component shortage, the Nikkei reported on Thursday. Chip shortages have caused delays in a key step in MacBook production, the report said, adding that some iPad assembly was postponed because of a shortage of displays and display components. As … Read more