A primary part of this tycoon’s persona is his innate creativity. He was nearly single-handedly responsible for the concept which became known as the “bare-bones” version as it applies to computers. To minimize shipping expenses of the outer frames of computers, he devised a plan to fill the housings with basic/standard computers so they weren’t shipping only empty casings- an idea embraced to this day. When Apple needed aluminum alloy enclosures for their G5 towers, every manufacturer they turned to said “no”. None claimed to have the proper tooling to make a housing tall enough. Gou, however, found a way to say “yes” by utilizing auto-body forming tools to manufacture the housings. The rest of the story has made history!
Read the other parts of the “Terry Gou” series here!
- Highway 11 Traffic Shift as Foxconn Project Continues July 10, 2020
- Fact Check: Gwen Moore is Wrong Expecting 13,000 Jobs from Foxconn Already March 12, 2020
- WI Foxconn Plant Nears Finish: Lawmakers Want Clarity February 25, 2020
- Gov Evers: Foxconn Showing More Transparency January 16, 2020
- Foxconn Confident It Will Get Tax Credits This Year December 13, 2019
- Foxconn Contracts Top $350M December 2, 2019
- Foxconn Teaches Wisconsin Managers Chinese in Taiwan November 19, 2019
- Foxconn in Wisconsin Could Help Trump in 2020 November 7, 2019
- Foxconn ‘Earn & Learn Program’ – Hiring Students Full-Time October 7, 2019
- Foxconn and University of Illinois Strike Up $100 Million Deal October 3, 2019