Foxconn Technology Group has announced that in 2010, the company's export value from its Shenzhen processing and trade enterprise reached USD48 billion, a year-on-year increase of 50%.
At the same time, Foxconn boasted new technology breakthroughs during the past year. In 2010, Foxconn applied for 16,000 global patents and 7,000 were approved; and it applied for 6,000 patents on Chinese mainland and nearly 3,000 got approved.
Since a spate of suicides last year at its factories in China, the company has become very sensitive to media exposure and how it is perceived by consumers. A representative from Foxconn told local media that with Foxconn's continuous distribution on the Chinese mainland in recent years, its Shenzhen plant still gained outstanding results, which shows its significance for the company.
At present, nearly half of the world's top branded computers are made by Foxconn. The company also makes mobile phone for Nokia and Motorola; it makes playstations, laptops, and LCD TVs for Sony; and it makes iPods, iPhones, iPads for Apple.
Foxconn Shenzhen Longhua campus has become the manufacturing base for the latest technology products, including smartphones and tablet computers; and the volume and speed of shipments from this plant influence the prices in the global IT market.