The 2010 Business Week Tech 100 includes a lot of Asian names, a total of 39 companies from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, India, and Singapore are on the list, indicating Asian Companies' strong competitiveness. Among the 39 companies, 8 are from Taiwan. Taiwan companies accounts for 40% of Asian companies on the list, only behind Japan and China. In addition, according to the EIU. 2011 Global IT industry Competitiveness Survey, Taiwan ranked 13th among the 66 countries in the world, ahead of Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.
Taiwan has agile and flexible companies, complete infrastructure and sound industrial environment suitable for IT development. Currently, Taiwan has the highest industrial cluster density. Taiwan's IT competiveness mainly relies on superior high-tech infrastructure and R&D talents. Taiwan has become the global supply base for high-tech products. Taiwan's industrial cluster development ranks number one in the world in WEF's "World Competitiveness Report 2012-2013". Over the past few years, Taiwan government has effectively promoted the formation and development of industrial clusters and encouraged innovation, which has won recognition by international institutions.
Taiwan has global deployment experiences and an integrated upstream and downstream basis in electronic and ICT industries, which enable effective integration of global resources. Taiwan's technologies in high-tech industry have been on track of international trend. With strong OEM/ODM capabilities, Taiwan companies have been the important partners of global brand names. Along with the increase of overseas investment, the proportion of overseas production to order received has also increased. Mainland China is the major OEM region for overseas production. According to the statistics of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, more than 20 Taiwan high-tech products rank top three in the world. Many of these products have more than 50% of global market share. Taiwan has played a key role in the international supply chain.
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