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  • [Computex Taipei'98] Taiwan Computer Makers Stress Added Value: TCA Chairman
  • June 5, 1998 (TAIPEI) -- Taiwan's computer manufacturers are placing greater emphasis on adding value to products, Raff Liu, chairman of the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), told the press during Computex Taipei'98.
    The show runs from June 2-5 in Taipei, Taiwan.

    He said Taiwan's computer-related industry had sales of about US$35,800 million in 1997 and grew to be the largest industry in Taiwan. What is required from the industry from now on is improvements in profitability, he said.

    Liu spoke jointly with executives of the China External Trade Development Council (CETRA) and TCA.

    He praised the efforts made by the Information Product Promotion Center (IPPC), an organization affiliated with TCA, saying that the organization succeeded in exporting 300 products to Japan for the past three years.

    Chen-Pang Lin, chief of the Institute for Information Industry (III), also was present at the press conference. III is a government-affiliated research agency specializing in the computer industry.

    Lin said Taiwan's computer-related industry has achieved a growth rate of around 20 percent every year. He also mentioned that Taiwan computer manufacturers were barely affected by the Asian economic crisis because they already established a system of international division of labor.
    Computex Taipei'98

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    Updated: Thu Jun 4 15:26:11 1998