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| Taiwan's LAN-Related Production to Grow 26 Pct.
December 7, 1998 (TAIPEI) -- Taiwan's production value of LAN-related
products grew from US$363.3 million in the first half of 1997 to US$395.8
million in the first half of 1998.
|This is according to a survey by the Market Intelligence Center (MIC)
of Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III).
Hubs and switches did well, but total production value grew only moderately
because of network card value. Although production volume for network
cards is growing rapidly, price drops have caused a decline in production
value growth from 1997.
However, the second half of the year is the peak season for production,
so the production value for LAN products is expected to reach US$517.3
million in the second half of 1998, bringing the total LAN production
value to US$913.1 million for the entire year, a growth of 25.6 percent
over the US$727.1 million of 1997.
Production volume for modems continued to grow in the first half of 1998,
and is expected to easily reach last year's forecast of 21 million units.
However, price drops have exceeded previous expectations, pulling production
value slightly below earlier forecasts. Modem production value for the
entire year is expected to reach US$829.5 million, down 1.9 percent
from US$845.7 million in 1997.
ISDN production value rose from US$26.8 million in the first half of
1997 to US$33 million in the first half of 1998, and is expected to
grow 39.4 percent for the entire year.
Source: MIC/III, ITIS
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