Taiwan’s Foxconn Looks to Build Factories in the U.S. – Six States Compete for Selection

Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwanese company with manufacturing plants in China, and the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics – is looking to build one or more factories here in the U.S. The company, mostly known as the primary manufacturer of … Continue reading

Strata-gee’s Editor Appears in Latest Edition of AV Week Webcast

Not having learned their lesson last time, AV Nation once again invited me to participate in the latest edition of their AV Week webcast to discuss the hot A/V topics of the day. Also appearing in this week’s episode of … Continue reading

Apple Supplier Foxconn Halts Expansion and Freezes Hiring; Sign of iPhone Slump?

The Nikkei in China reported today that it has learned that key Apple, Inc. supplier Foxconn Technology Group (also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.) has stopped plans to expand its production capacity at its large facility in Zhengzhou, … Continue reading

NPD Says Consumer Electronics Sales in 2011 at $144 Billion Are Down

<February 15, 2012> The NPD Group, a Port Washington, New York-based market research company said on Monday that total consumer electronics sales including both hardware and consumables, fell .5% to come in at a total of almost $144 billion. NPD’s data … Continue reading

CES Wrap-Up #1 – The Big News at CES Was That There was No Big News

<January 18, 2012> When my kids were younger, they used to really love those Magic Eye puzzles. You know, the puzzles that look busy with lots of bright designs and graphics, but a hidden image is buried within them if … Continue reading