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!
- Trade War: Foxconn Exiting China? June 17, 2019
- State DOJ Seeks to Block EPA From Foxconn Ozone Standards June 13, 2019
- Foxconn Says it Will Build Servers & Other Electronics in WI June 12, 2019
- Retail/Hospitality Center Proposed Near Foxconn Site June 10, 2019
- New Details Emerge on Foxconn’s Wisconsin Factory June 7, 2019
- Foxconn Building Height Permit to Go to Public Hearing June 6, 2019
- Huawei Denies Cut to Foxconn Production Lines June 5, 2019
- Foxconn Freezes Huawei Handset Fabrication June 3, 2019
- Foxconn Awards Contracts to ‘Wisconsin’ Firms May 30, 2019
- EPA Backs Away from Smog Breaks for Foxconn May 28, 2019