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Taipei City: Intel, Economics Ministry to sign MOU on cloud computing

Taipei City: Intel, Economics Ministry to sign MOU on cloud computing

Intel Corp., the world’s largest chip maker, will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan on cloud computing industry development when its chief executive officer visits Taipei later this month, an official said Wednesday.
Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini is scheduled to arrive in Taipei Oct. 28 and will sign with Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-shiang the third MOU between the company and Taiwan later that day, the official said.
“Otellini and Shih will then host a news conference to reaffirm their commitment on collaboration in developing the cloud computing industry,” said the official from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
With Microsoft and IBM expected to set up cloud computing R&D centers in Taiwan, the official said, the MOEA will aggressively try to persuade Intel to set up an R&D center here as well.
The Industrial Technology Research Institute, the Institute for Information Industry, local university data centers and manufacturers in the information industry are also likely to take part in the plan to establish the R&D center, the official said.
He said that as Taiwan is a major supplier of global information technology and equipment, it is understandable that Intel is planning to work with Taiwan to develop cloud computing technologies.
However, Intel is still considering whether to establish a separate R&D center or expand its existing center to include cloud computing, he said.
The MOEA and Intel Taiwan signed two MOUs in 2005 and 2008, respectively, for developing WiMAX wireless technology.


Updated : 2021-10-16 16:08 GMT+08:00