Taiwan trumpets Apple planting next-gen monitor plant in local science park

And smiles as its tech services industries do swimmingly in Q1

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Taiwan has let it be known it’s attracted a big new investment from Apple.

State-owned news agency CNA reported the news, citing foreign investment application documents. That appears to have been enough for the nation’s Executive Yuan (the functional equivalent of Cabinet) to report the report as news.

Apparently Apple will inhabit a 30.28 hectare plot of land in the Hsinchu Science Park, and use it “to boost next generation monitor production as well as engage in monitor research and development.” Once complete, the facility will produce “Mini LED and Micro LED related displays.”

MicroLEDs are a possible successor to OLEDs, as they are brighter, more resilient and use less energy.

Which could be the sort of thing that goes into a future Apple Watch. Or if you fancy The Register starting an Apple rumor based on very thin information, why not imagine a VR device of some sort.

Taiwan’s also happy that its information technology services sector posted its fastest-ever Q1 growth in 2020’s first quarter, with revenue jumping 7.3 percent to US$3.04 billion. The nation’s software development sector grew by ten percent for the quarter. With plenty of Taiwanese tech industry focussed on manufacturing and design, increasing demand for services and developers bespeaks pleasing diversity after COVID-19 took a bite out of the sector and the nation’s photographic industry declining as the world just prints fewer photos. ®

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