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05TAIPEI1563
2005-03-31 07:51:00
UNCLASSIFIED
American Institute Taiwan, Taipei
Cable title:  

TAIWAN: RESPONSE ON BLUE LANTERN LICENSE 05-

Tags:   KOMC  ETTC  KSEP  TW 
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						UNCLAS TAIPEI 001563 

SIPDIS

STATE PASS TO AIT/W

STATE ALSO FOR EAP/RSP/TC AND NP/ECC

PM/DTCC FOR BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC KSEP TW
SUBJECT: TAIWAN: RESPONSE ON BLUE LANTERN LICENSE 05-
948068

REF: STATE 40724



1. Concerning the purchase application package of DTC
CASE number 05-948068, for end user Chung Shan
Institute of Science (CSIS).



2. Mr. W. Z. Chen who signed the Ring Line purchase
orders is the company's chairman. Ms. Felisa Chang,
W.Z. Chen's secretary, confirmed that CSIS is the end
user of the subject commodities. CSIS contracted Opto
Tech Corporation to assemble the subject equipment.
Opto then sub-contracted with Ring Line Corp. who
serves as the agent to find the components.
Established in 1977, Ring Line now serves as agent in
Taiwan for Cisco Systems, FORE Systems, Network
Appliance, and Sun Microsystems Inc. The company
mainly imports network components and supplies domestic
companies/institutes in both the private and official
sectors. Except offices in Taiwan, Ring Line also set
up three branches in Nanjing, Shanghai and Beijing.
Contact phone numbers of Nanjing office is 86-025-5771-
1503; in Shanghai office is 86-021-6249-7370; and in
Beijing office is 86-010-8229-3216.



3. Opto Tech was established in December 1983 in the
Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park (HSIP), and now
is the leading Light Emitting Diode (LED) chip supplier
in Taiwan. The company has two factories in the HSIP
and one factory in Suzhou, China. Contact phone number
of Suzhou factory is 86-512-6665-5226. Mr. Kevin Mo,
Manager of the Information & Telecommunication Sales
Department, explained that this department is the only
office of this company working for the clients in
military-associated institutes including CSIS,
Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) and
the Taiwan Military. After Opto receives contracts
from these institutes, they purchase and assemble the
components for the clients. When asked why Opto needs
to go through Ring Line, Kevin complained that there
has been no way for the company to purchase the
components in the U.S. directly from manufacturers
because the latter always request that the business be
done through their own agents, who then get the
commission.

PAAL