Whenever we hear the word Taiwan a lot of things cross our mind seafood, beef noodles, computers, bicycles, HTC smartphones, free Wifi everywhere. But I feel the most known trait of Taiwan is its electronics sector, with places like Neihu Technology Park in Taipei and annually held computer expo since 1981 Computex Taipei.
With just 35,980 km 2 in area, Taiwan has dominated the technology market. Taiwan is home to many tech giants like Acer Inc, Asus, HTC and the most important Foxconn. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., trading as Foxconn Technology Group and mostly known as Foxconn is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company with its headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. As of today, Foxconn is the world’s largest provider of electronics manufacturing services. It is also the fourth largest IT company by revenue. Foxconn produces electronic products for American, Canadian, Finnish, Chinese and Japanese companies.
Prominent products manufactured by Foxconn include the Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Nintendo3DS, Nokia devices, Xiaomi devices, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox One and the TR4CPU socket. According to a survey conducted in 2012 Foxconn factories have manufactured 40% of all consumer electronics sold worldwide.
Even I was surprised when I read about Taiwan, cause whenever you hear Apple, we immediately picture the USA but the one who puts everything together in Taiwan. Even for Msc, we think about the USA but forget about Taiwan. I firmly believe that Taiwan justifies the saying “small but mighty” in the electronics sector.