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Taiwan needs more than geeks

Taiwan must develop more than its manufacturing skills to secure its status as a technological powerhouse.
Despite disadvantageous global trends, TaiwanÆs technology sector has showed some resilience to the effects of higher input costs and a weakening demand for computer-related products. But this doesnÆt mean that the sector is perfect û the very nature of the technology world means that constant progress is an essential aspect of the industry. Although the Taiwanese have shown themselves to be manufacturers par excellence, many believe that a greater emphasis on design and marketing can only benefit the sector.

President Ma Ying-Jeou has said as much. In a recent speech, outlining his plans for Taiwan to become an international technology centre, he suggested that to maintain their market share, Taiwan's technology companies should focus...
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