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| Yageo Aims to Become World's Fifth Largest Maker of Resistors
July 15, 1998 (TAIPEI) -- Yageo Corp., Taiwan's largest maker of
resistors, is set to increase production in Taiwan and China, in
light of the growth in demand for passive electronic components
used in low-priced PCs and other products.
|The company will have two plants in China. One is still under
construction in Dongguan. Another plant, in Suzhou, is set to begin
operations in August.
The company hopes to become the world's fifth-largest maker of
resistors by 2000. It seeks to obtain a world market share of more
than 10 percent.
Construction of Yageo's Dongguan plant is scheduled to be completed
in October. The plant will make traditional resistors, thin-film
resistors, cement resistors and chip resistors. When the Dongguan
plant starts operations, it is expected to account for half of the
company's total production in China. The Suzhou plant will make
Half of the company's products to be made in China will be marketed
Major clients of the company -- including Acer Peripherals Inc.,
Umax Data Systems Inc., Compal Electronics Inc. and Logitech SA --
will directly purchase the Yageo resistors for use in China.
Labor costs at the Suzhou plant will be about 20 percent of those in
Taiwan. The company also is planning to build a plant in Tianjin.
(Commercial Times, Taiwan)