Taiwan Military Picks Zyxel for Wireless Telecom
By WENDELL MINNICK
TAIPEI - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) is expected to award a $214 million contract to Zyxel Communications for high-frequency wireless telecommunications equipment. Zyxel beat Tecom for the contract slated for 2009-12.
Both companies, based at the Hsinchu Science Park south of here, declined comment. Zyxel, founded in 1989, is an international telecom company with branches in China, Europe and the U.S. It has had a long relationship with the MND on other projects and has done business with the U.S. military and other foreign military customers. The company has 3,100 employees worldwide and posted $480 million in revenue in 2007.