Set out below are a number of opinion pieces, analyses and news articles about the unfortunate spate of suicides seen at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., that have appeared recently on www.eetimes.com. Hon Hai trades as Foxconn and makes electronic products for such brands as Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Sony.
The articles are arranged in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent and many of them lead to substantial reader discussions in our online forum.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.