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U.S. investment to create more than 500 jobs in Taiwan

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Ten local investment projects launched by U.S.-based businesses could create more than 500 jobs for Taiwan, the Industrial Development Bureau said.

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The investments are expected to generate industrial benefits worth NT$290.8 billion ($9.3 billion), more than four times the initial investment amount of NT$7.1 billion ($239.3 million). Among the projects is a three-year plan by human interface developer Synaptics that aims at establishing an IC chip design and development center at a cost of NT$510 million ($17.2 million).

PC vendor Dell is spending NT$1 billion ($33.7 million) to set up a low-energy cloud computing data center also over the next three years, the bureau announced.

Another 17 US-Taiwan industrial cooperation projects were separately sealed this year, the statement said. Next year, US investments in Taiwan look set to go even higher, as search giant Google works on a plan to double its $300 million investment as it builds a new data center in Taiwan.


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