Shanghai Daily news
Solar-powered road lamps and Blue-ray discs were on display at the Yangtze
River Delta's biggest electronic trade fair, which opened yesterday in Suzhou,
Taiwan high-tech companies contributed the majority of products at eMEX
(Electronic Manufacturer Exposition) 2006, highlighting their determination to
expand business on the Chinese mainland, fair organizers and exhibitors said.
Taiwan's Lustrous Technology Ltd displayed an environmentally friendly solar
The solar cells inside the lamp are charged during the daytime and at night
the power is automatically turned on.
"It can work for up to seven days even it is raining or cloudy during that
time," said Dawson Liu, Lustrous's chief executive.
The equipment is now only in use on some Philippines islands, where power
lines are not available.
Hejian Technology (Suzhou) Co, 15 percent owned by United Microelectronics
Corp, plans to build a 12-inch wafer plant in Suzhou next year, representing the
world's most advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, according to Tyler
E, the company's marketing official.
Taiwan's Macronix International Co showed off its multimedia chip, which
supports video, audio and language display. The company, the biggest memory chip
supplier for Nintendo Co, has set up a design team in Suzhou with 200 staff,
according to Arthur Yang, the company's sales' director.
Taiwan's Ritek Corp, which has a disc manufacturing plant in Kunshan, Jiangsu
Province, displayed Blue-ray discs. The next-generation discs can be used in
Sony's PlayStation 3 and have a capacity of more than 10 times that of DVDs.
Suzhou eMEX runs from yesterday to Saturday at the Suzhou International Expo
Center. Among its 518 exhibitors, Taiwanese IT firms account for 43 percent. At
present, more than 7,000 Taiwan firms have set up facilities in Suzhou,
according to Zhou Weiqiang, the city's vice mayor.
"It is a good choice for Taiwan companies to develop manufacturing industry
in the Yangtze River Delta to save costs and add value," said Enoch Du, the
secretary-general of the Taipei Computer Association.