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Sony troubles persist: Factories said to be target of staff cuts

Sony is trying to make its consumer electronics business profitable. And that appears to require more cuts at production facilities.

By Dec. 30, 2013


Intel factories signal Windows 8, PC doldrums

Low utilization rates at Intel factories are a sign of bad times for the PC industry.

By Apr. 12, 2013


iPhone 5C being built in 'abusive' factories, report alleges

An undercover report offers confirmation that Apple is making a cheap iPhone -- but also allegations of poor working conditions.

By Jul. 30, 2013


Violations found at Foxconn factories

week in review Apple supplier promises improvements, while RIM tries to reverse downward course. Also: Facebook snooping.

By Mar. 30, 2012


Google offloads Motorola's China, Brazil factories

Motorola has struck a deal to pare back on its manufacturing facilities, allowing Flextronics to take them over.

By Dec. 11, 2012


Apple's fifth-gen iPad hits factories this summer, report says

The device reportedly will come with a 9.7-inch display and will be lighter and thinner than the fourth-generation model Apple offered up last year.

By Apr. 9, 2013


Riots, suicides, and other issues in Foxconn's iPhone factories

What makes life hard at the giant plants that make iPhones and other staples of high-tech life? CNET's Jay Greene traveled to China to find out.

By Sep. 25, 2012


New Web portal links U.S. factories with U.S. designers

Check the labels on your clothing. There's a good chance it was made overseas, anywhere but here in the United States. A new Web site is hoping to change that by using technology to connect American factories with American designers. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

By Feb. 14, 2013


Panasonic restarts factories postquake

Company says many of its factories have been restarted and two have been partially restarted following the devastating quake and tsunami three weeks ago in Japan.

By Apr. 1, 2011


Sharp to cut 10,000 jobs, sell factories to Foxconn, report says

If Sharp lays off that many employees, it would represent an 18 percent reduction in its current workforce.

By Sep. 26, 2012