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Manufacture

Nokia breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Vietnam

April 23rd, 2012

As previously reported, Nokia on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony that kicked-off development of the company’s first manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The new plant is located in Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Bac Ninh province and is beng developed on 42 acres of land. Nokia plans to open the factory in early 2013 and create as …

Nokia to announce its first manufacturing plant in Vietnam on April 23rd

April 16th, 2012

Over the last few months, Nokia has closed scaled back several of its Western factories and shed over 3,000 employees in a recent effort to cut costs. The Finnish handset maker will shift its manufacturing business to Asia and is planning to build a plant in Vietnam, a move that is expected to cost some $300 million …

Apple may partner with TSMC for A5 chip production, ditch Samsung

March 9th, 2011

According to a report filed by EETimes, Apple may partner with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in a “foundry relationship” to produce the A5 processor for the iPad 2. The move is being billed as a setback to Samsung Electronics, the company currently responsible for the production of Apple’s A4 silicon. “Apple, according to the …

Images of fourth generation iPod Touch screen suggest front-facing camera

August 6th, 2010

MacRumors is reporting that they have acquired images of the front LCD screen for the yet-to-be-released fourth generation Apple iPod Touch. The upper ribbon-cable that connections the display to the logic board reads “Apple 2010” and the part looks extremely similar to the screen used by the iPhone 4. The front panel also has a …

iSuppli: iPhone 4 components cost $188

June 28th, 2010

Bloomberg Businessweek writes that Apple’s 16 GB iPhone 4, which retails for $599 off-contract or $199 on-contract, costs approximately $188 to manufacture. The report comes as a result of an iSuppli teardown that analyzed the inner workings of the new mobile device. The most expensive part is — unsurprisingly — the Retina display, which iSuppli estimates …