Focus on startups as Taiwan seeks new tech identity

It is looking to smaller niche firms in the face of intense competition from rival China


AS the Computex trade show opens its doors on Tuesday in Taiwan it is putting a new focus on startups to boost the island's tech credentials in the face of intense competition from rival China.

Taiwan has hosted Asia's biggest tech trade show for 35 years and made its name as a hub of innovation and engineering in the age of the PC, manufacturing components and assembling computers.

More recently it has benefited from Apple's new iPhone6, launched last year, with a number of leading Taiwanese...

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