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Taiwan's Future Offers Challenge & Opportunity to OEMs

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IT and OEM
Jacob   1/2/2014 2:00:28 AM
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"if Taiwan is to continue betting so heavily on IT. Innovation in both efficiency and in component quality and speed is more central to electronics manufacturing that other traditional Taiwanese manufacturing -- textiles, say. That means if Taiwan is to really get in the game, it will have to catch up to competitors not just on capacity, but also on research and development."

Marc, 3 months back I had been in Taiwan (Taipei) for attending a conference and most of the speakers are pointed the same thing; shifting from electronics to IT. I had seen their growth in IT especially with Grid and supercomputing at Academia Sinica & NAR Labs. Most of the OEMs nearby industrial areas (New Taipei city) are converted into IT companies.

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HaileyMcK   12/31/2013 7:00:43 PM

I hadn't really thought about this issue, but when you think about the shrinking margins in consumer electronics in particular it would seem reasonable to that Taiwan would have to blaze some new trails. What do you think the biggest challenges will be?

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