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Foxconn to deploy 1,000,000 robots by 2014

August 27, 2011

Foxconn is planning to up their factory robot count to 300,000 by 2012 and 1 million by 2014.
A Taiwanese contract manufacturer with factories in Taiwan, China, Vietnam and Indonesia, Foxconn employs 1.2 million workers, 400,000 of which work on iPad, iPhone and other Apple products.
Read story in Christian Science Monitor.
Combining low-cost skilled labor with new-tech robotics will increase Foxconn’s productivity and efficiency and insure that offshoring is economically the best choice for global electronics manufacturers.
What does it mean to the global robotics industry? And to America? Read more.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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