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The Development of the Taiwanese ICT Hardware Industry: With Focus on “Cross Strait” Division of Labor

  • Ching-Jui Liu
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Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 17)

Abstract

In the 1980s, the Taiwan government vigorously pushed for development of the information technology, which gave birth to the Taiwanese ICT hardware industry. In the 1990s, the industry’s quick response to American global ICT and semiconductor manufacturers in need of outsourcing allowed Taiwan to become a top original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and original design manufacturer (ODM) contender in the global ICT industry. The Taiwanese ICT manufacturers created a cross strait division of labor to successively relocate productions to China. However, the cross strait model of “R&D in Taiwan, manufacturing in China” has been changing. Taiwanese ICT manufacturers have been increasing R&D in China in order to quickly respond to clients. To sustain the international competitiveness and the growth of the Taiwanese ICT hardware industry, the industry needs to continue developing high-added-value products.

Keywords

Taiwan OEM ODM Division of labor R&D 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Foreign LanguagesFu-Jen Catholic UniversityNew Taipei CityTaiwan

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