Major Apple Inc supplier and iPhone assembler Foxconn said that it has suspended operations in the Chinese city of Shenzhen to comply with the local government’s pandemic control policies. The southern tech hub of Shenzhen has tightened its restrictions after it reported 60 new local cases with confirmed symptoms.
Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, said that it will deploy backup plants to reduce disruption to production. The firm said that due to their diversified production sites in China, they have adjusted the production line to minimise the potential impact. Foxconn has required all employees to take a PCR test. They will resume its Shenzhen operations when advised to do so by the local government.
Other Taiwanese companies which said that they had suspended Shenzhen operations included chip substrate and printed circuit board maker Unimicron Technology Corp, another Apple supplier, and flexible printed circuit board maker Sunflex Technology Co Ltd. Sunflex said that its plant would be closed for some days.