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US tech companies return to Taiwan as China ties sour

Microsoft, Amazon and Google seek cutting-edge products for IoT

A visitor plays Scrabble against a robot at the annual Computex technology show in Taipei on June 5.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- With trade tensions between Washington and Beijing running high, U.S. technology companies are eyeing Taiwan as an alternative hub for production and research, reinventing the two economies' former PC partnership for the big-data age.

The U.S.-China conflict could prompt businesses to source components from Taiwanese suppliers, Economic Affairs Minister Shen Jong-chin told local media, predicting increased opportunities for the island's tech sector.

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