[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Highlights during 48 years of development of Foxconn, important link of the global semiconductor industry (1974)


(worldkings.org) Foxconn is now the world’s largest technology manufacturer and service provider. While headquartered in Taiwan, the company is the largest private employer in the People's Republic of China and one of the largest employers worldwide.

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Hon Hai Technology Group in China and Taiwan, or Foxconn internationally, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer with its headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Foxconn manufactures electronic products for major American, Canadian, Chinese, Finnish and Japanese companies. Notable products manufactured by Foxconn include the BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, all Nintendo gaming systems since the GameCube (except subsequent Nintendo DS models), Nokia devices, Sony devices (including the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles), Google Pixel devices, Xiaomi devices, every successor to Microsoft's first Xbox console, and several CPU sockets, including the TR4 CPU socket on some motherboards.

(WOWTIMES) Foxconn’s history and achievements

  • 1974: Terry Gou established Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. as an electrical components manufacturer
  • 1988: Foxconn's first manufacturing plant in China opened in Longhua Town, Shenzhen
  • 2001: One of the important milestones for Foxconn occurred when Intel selected the company to manufacture its Intel-branded motherboards instead of Asus.
  • 2007: Foxconn further expanded with an announced plan to build a new US$500 million plant in Huizhou, Southern China.
  • 2012: Foxconn made up approximately 40% of worldwide consumer electronics production.
  • 2014: The company purchased Asia Pacific Telecom and won some spectrum licenses at an auction, which allowed it to operate 4G telecommunications equipment in Taiwan
  • 2016: Foxconn, together with Tencent and luxury-car dealer Harmony New Energy Auto, founded Future Mobility, a car start up that aims to sell all-electric fully autonomous premium cars by 2020
  • 2020: Foxconn established “Hon Hai Research Institute”, with five research centers each having an average of 40 high technology R&D professionals, all of whom are focused on the research and development of new technologies, the strengthening of Foxconn’s technology and product innovation pipeline
  • 2021: Foxconn teamed up with CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd to create a new fund targeting EV investments. Foxconn also announced a merger with the integrated circuit designing firm AchernarTek for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition and consolidation will help Foxconn develop semiconductors for the automotive sector and 5G infrastructure.


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