Tencent Technologies News, May 13, according to foreign media reports, two people familiar with the matter disclosed that Foxconn, the world's largest manufacturer of OEMs, would nominate Liu Yangwei, head of its chip business, as chairman to replace Guo Taiming.
Liu is also a board member of Sharp, Foxconn's Japanese electronics division.
In April, Guo said in an interview that he planned to resign as chairman of Foxconn, so that young people could be promoted to higher positions.
Mr. Gou will retain his seat on Foxconn's board of directors. He told reporters not long ago that he would resign as chairman of the board of directors.
According to a company document submitted last week, the candidates for the new board of directors of Foxconn include Guo Taiming and Liu Yangwei, as well as Sharp Chairman Dai Zhengwu and Foxconn Interconnection Technology Co., Ltd. Chairman Lu Songqing.
The proposed new board of directors shall be approved by the shareholders'meeting in June before the chairman can be elected. Foxconn has not yet responded to requests for comment. (Tencent Technology Revision/Jinlu)