quote: We basically wouldn't have computers to debate this on DailyTech if there were no Foxconn.
quote: Computers predate Foxconn by many, many years. Foxconn are not designers, innovators or anything of the sort. They are contract manufacturers, that's it. The only reason they have a large percentage of the market now is because they are cheap. Very cheap.
quote:I'm not going to get into the debate about the morals of making thier employees work 16hour days for months on end,
quote: Given that figure, it would be easy to assume that Foxconn's Apple plant would typically have a suicide rate of about 46 people a year...
quote: However Foxconn's own statistics raise more questions regarding the situation. Foxconn reported only 3 suicide deaths at the plant in 2009 (in line with the premise that a well employed work force has a lower suicide rate). There have been no widespread reports of suicides at Foxconn motherboard plants this year.
quote: Given that figure, it would be easy to assume that Foxconn's Apple plant would typically have a suicide rate of about 46 people a year, given that it officially employs over 330,000 people (some reports have put the true figure at closer to 400,000 people).