Ben Cavender, China Market Research Group, says by launching a smartphone through Sharp, Foxconn can test the waters ahead of its own push into the market.
Western Digital Corp has warned Japan's Toshiba Corp that splitting off its chip unit prior to a planned sale of the business violates their joint chip venture contract.
Asian equities closed mixed on Tuesday, on geopolitical tensions and as investors eyed Toshiba's twice-delayed earnings results.
Machines are increasingly taking over menial factory work on the mainland, the SCMP reports.
Toshiba shareholders agreed to split off its prized NAND flash memory unit on Thursday.
Westinghouse Electric, a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday.
Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike is betting the two-wheeled option takes off outside of its home market.
Toshiba may delay the sale of its prized flash-memory chip unit.
Toshiba's board on Friday approved plans to make its core memory chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it.
The first full day of the new U.S. presidency was a "catastrophic" moment for President Donald Trump in terms of media relations, an analyst told CNBC.
Taiwan has an under-the-radar track record of contributing tech and culture to the world.
Most Asian markets advanced after remarks from Fed chair Yellen assuaged concerns about a near-term interest rate hike, but Japan's shares retreated.
Taiwan's Hon Hai has offered to buy Sharp's struggling liquid panel display business and plans to seek funding from Apple.
Alibaba, SoftBank and Foxconn will lead a $500m investment in Indian online marketplace Snapdeal to help fund a growth push.
China wants domestic companies to buy more locally made robots, but industry insiders have warned its policies are over-stimulating the market.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports that what happens at Foxconn is seen as a barometer for the tech industry.
As Apple's sales outlook slows down, what happens to the tech giant's suppliers? CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.
Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities analyst, weighs in on Foxconn's decision to "temporarily slow down" their recruitment process.
The "Squawk on the Street" news crew report on today's top business headlines; including new highs for the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq; an unexpected decline in January housings starts; and Foxconn's hiring freeze, as the company cuts production of the iPhone 5. Also, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports the OfficeMax/Office Depot deal may have been announced prematurely.
Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after manufacturing data from China confirmed a recovery was on track, easing nervousness caused by a sharp drop in Apple shares.