Apple got caught in a wave of bad publicity this year about poor working conditions at the Chinese factories that make its products (and those of many other computer vendors). At the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, where some 300,000 people build computers for Dell and HP in addition to Apple, seven employees had committed suicide by May. Meanwhile, workers Taiwan's Wintek plant claimed that a chemical used in iPhone manufacture was poisoning them. The company also discovered that some contractors had used child labor. Apple vowed to continue inspections and to demand that its contract manufacturers abide by the company's standards.