(Nikkei BP Group)
(No.1 High-Tech News Site in Japanese)
| Taiwan's Computer Makers See Rising Orders for Servers
September 24, 1998 (TAIPEI) -- The growth in demand for servers and the
popularity of low-priced PCs have prompted major computer companies
to add servers to their list of products built by original-equipment
manufacturers, and this trend has helped Taiwan's OEM suppliers.
|Taiwan-based manufacturers have been selected as OEM partners by such
companies as Intel Corp., Compaq Computer Corp. and IBM Corp. This is
in part due to their strong global capabilities in logistics and cost
Acer Inc., First International Computer Corp. (FIC), Asustek Computer
Inc. and Mitac International Corp. are able to produce servers. Yet,
total server production in Taiwan amounted to only about 20,000 units
last year, accounting for 1.1 percent of global output.
The rising popularity of the Internet has stimulated growth in the server
market. Dataquest, a U.S. market research firm, projects that demand
for servers will continue to expand at a brisk rate in the coming years.
Compaq Computer has chosen Inventec Corp. and IBM has selected Acer to
produce servers for them. Such shipments are scheduled to begin in 1999,
according to Inventec and Acer.
Intel has selected Acer, Asustek and U-Lead Industrial Corp. to manufacture
motherboards and other products.
(Commercial Times, Taiwan)