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Wistron opens software research center in Kaohsiung

2015/01/20 18:36:25

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊, left) and Wistron Chairman Simon Lin (林憲銘) open a research center in Kaohsiung Tuesday.

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwan's Wistron Corp. (緯創資通), one of the world's largest contract electronics makers, opened a research center Tuesday in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, to strengthen its presence in software product development.

Wistron Chairman Simon Lin (林憲銘) said at an inauguration ceremony that recruitment for the new research center has surpassed the company's expectations over the past month.

With the aim of attracting local engineers, Wistron is planning to expand its Taiwan research bases from Taipei and Kaohsiung to more areas of the country, Lin was quoted as saying in a company statement.

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) promised at the ceremony that the city government will help Wistron achieve its hiring target of 200 people as soon as possible, and she expressed hope that the company will create 2,000 jobs in Kaohsiung through more investment in the long term.

Wistron employs more than 4,000 software engineers worldwide to develop applications for smart schools, enterprise solutions, mobile solutions and platform services, according to the company.

(By Jeffrey Wu)