Apple’s supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry — better known in the U.S. as Foxconn — plans to raise wages for its employees in Taiwan “significantly” from July, to attract and retain talent for its expanding business, a company spokesman reportedly told “Total Telecom” (

Hon Hai, which manufactures iPhones and iPads, has been facing pressure to improve wages and working conditions for employees following several employee suicides at the company’s facility in Shenzen in 2010 and an explosion at a plant in Chengdu in 2011 that killed four workers. Following the incidents, Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, increased salaries and outfitted worker dormitories with safety nets.

Hon Hai is still deciding on the size of the salary increase in Taiwan, spokesman Simon Hsing told “Total Telecom.” The company employs more than one million people in China, over 400,000 of them in Shenzhen.