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MiTAC International

(TSEC: 2315)


With the PC industry struggling, the challenge facing most Taiwanese computer makers is diversification. Mitac International is one company that has managed that better than most. It has expanded its server business, winning Dell and IBM as new customers to add to its existing base of Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Mitac also is a leading seller of PDAs and handsets equipped with GPS technology, selling under its own Mio brand name and also as a contract manufacturer for Medion. GPS-related sales soared to 28.5% of 2005 sales, compared to just 15% in 2004. Profit in 2005 increased 130%, to $154 million, on a 41% increase in revenue, to $2.6 billion.

Company Info

2005 Rank


($ Millions)


Sales Growth
(over prev. year)

41 %

($ Millions)


Return on Equity

21.6 %

Total Return on Sales (12-mo.)


Share Price
As of 5/31/06



TSEC: 2315

No. of Employees

Industry Computers & Peripherals
*Trailing 12 months
Stock price data as of 5/31/06
DATA: Standard & Poor's Compustat

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Company Snapshot

MiTAC International engages in the design, manufacture, trade, maintenance, and leasing of computers and related software and hardware. The company operates in three divisions: personal computer product, server product, and mobile communications product divisions. Personal computer product division offers desktop computers and digital home products, such as liquid crystal displays, digital video disk, personal video recording, and chip sets. Server product division provides workstations, servers, and storage equipment. Mobile communications product division offers handheld computers, such as products with wireless communications and multimedia capabilities; handheld global positioning system devices; smart phones; and wireless networking cards; as well as technical support and services. The company operates primarily in Taiwan, China, Japan, the U.S., Britain, Germany, and Belgium. MiTAC International was established in 1982 and is based in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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Matthew F. C. Miau

Matthew F. C. Miau

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Miau has been chairman of MiTAC since February, 1974; MiTAC International since June, 1982; and Synnex Technology International since June, 1988 (all based in Taiwan); and Synnex Information Technologies since August, 1980 (based in the U.S.). Miau serves as the chairman of MiTAC-Synnex Group, one of Taiwan's leading high-tech industrial groups. Since 1998, Miau also served as the convener of the National Information Infrastructure Civil Advisory Committee, which helps the Taiwanese government formulate and implement its information infrastructure for e-commerce. Miau serves as vice-chairman of UPC Technology. He also serves as the chairman of Lien HWA Industrial. Miau has been a director of BOC Group since January, 2002, and serves as a member of the audit, remuneration, and nomination committees. Miau has been a director of Synnex Information Technologies since 1992 and serves as a member of the executive committee and has been its non-executive employee since 2001. He has been a director of Galileo International since 2000. He serves on the boards of the Institute for Information Industry and the Industrial Technology Research Institute, both in Taiwan. Miau received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering/computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University and holds an honorary doctorate degree from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

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