Pegatron Stories November 23, 2020

Apple’s work to reduce its manufacturing dependence on China took another step forward as Pegatron’s board approved an initial $150M investment in a new plant in India. It was reported in July that Pegatron’s India plans will eventually see the company invest around a billion dollars in the facility.

A follow-up report in the summer said that Pegatron was making preparations to join Foxconn and Wistron in setting up an iPhone plant in India, but plans were reportedly delayed by the coronavirus crisis …

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Pegatron Stories October 8, 2020

Apple suppliers are among the Taiwanese tech companies being pressured by the White House to move their manufacturing operations away from China, says a new report today.

Washington is said to have “weaponized tech supply chains” against China…

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Pegatron Stories October 7, 2020

Indian manufacturing incentives proposed earlier in the year have now been confirmed. In return for manufacturing premium smartphones in India, manufacturers will qualify for incentives worth between 4% and 6% of the cost of each device.

Although open to any brand, the scheme has a requirement which is expected to primarily benefit Apple and Samsung …

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Pegatron Stories July 17, 2020

iPhone production in India is to get a further boost as a third of Apple’s smartphone assemblers is reportedly setting up its first plant in the country. Foxconn and Wistron already have multiple assembly plants in India, and now Pegatron is said to be setting up its first plant there.

Apple has long been trying to reduce its reliance on China by encouraging its suppliers to set up operations in other countries…

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Pegatron Stories May 23, 2019

As the trade war between the US and China worsens, some Pegatron Apple production is being moved out of China as early as next month, according to a supply-chain report today.

The Financial Times first reported back in January that Pegatron was planning to build production capacity in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam

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Pegatron Stories December 14, 2018

Apple may shift a larger portion of iPhone production to Pegatron, in order to comply with the iPhone sales ban injunction announced by a Chinese court on Monday. According to a report from Nikkei, iPhones assembled by Foxconn and Wistron are in infringement of Qualcomm patents … but Pegatron-produced iPhones are not (Qualcomm confirmed Pegatron is exempt).

Pegatron has a patent licensing agreement in place with Qualcomm that covers the two patents at the center of the ban. Apple believes that if its hand is forced, it can (at least partially) substitute Foxconn and Wistron assembly with Pegatron.

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