Taiwan government touts WiMAX investment from 3 Japan-based firms
Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Monday 26 July 2010]
Taiwan's minister without portfolio Yiin Chii-ming, former Minister of Economic Affairs, on July 25 led a delegation of government officials to visit 11 enterprises in Japan for business cooperation between them and Taiwan-based enterprises, with the main task of inviting Mitsubishi Corporation, Fujitsu and NEC to set up a joint-venture on WiMAX system integration services, according to Yiin at a July 23 press conference.
The three Japan-based enterprises are interested in developing WiMAX technology and cooperation with Taiwan-based companies, Yiin indicated. The joint venture would integrate their advanced WiMAX and related technologies with Taiwan-based WiMAX equipment makers and operators to develop commercialized WiMAX solutions for export to China and other emerging markets, Yiin pointed out.
Yiin expects to sign five MOUs, including three with Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and NEC each, and a LOI (letter of intent) during the visit.