Foxconn, one of Apple's key manufacturing partners, is said to be interested in reducing its long-term reliance on Apple.
Terry Gou's Foxconn Technology Group has its sights set on the future and growing the company beyond the needs of the iDevice maker. Although some are taking this aspiration as a sign of lost confidence in Apple, Foxconn may also have higher ambitions for its own production capacity.
Its new strategy is a shift away from making products that other companies design, and toward developing products of its own, with an especially aggressive push into designing and manufacturing large, flat-screen televisions.
In addition to Apple, Foxconn is presently the biggest contract manufacturer for such American electronics heavyweights as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Amazon.
Source: New York Times