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Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou speaks at a press conference after the annual general shareholders' meeting in New Taipei City, Taiwan on June 22 (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

Foxconn seeks to raise its own profile after working for others

The Taiwanese company embarks on an acquisition strategy to boost profits

DEBBY WU and CHENG TING-FANG, Nikkei staff writers | China

TAIPEI -- When a Nikkei Asian Review reporter approached Founder and Chairman Terry Gou of Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn Technology Group, outside of the hotel in Osaka where he was staying in early June, he appeared caught by surprise and not ready to talk.

But after several seconds, he decided to grab the opportunity to elaborate on his interest in acquiring the memory chip unit of embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba.

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