Taiwan tech institute launches talent hunt

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) ? The head of Taiwan’s top technical institute says economic downturns in the West and Japan provide the island an opportunity to lure talent from abroad to develop its high-tech sector.

Industrial Technology Research Institute Chairman Tsay Ching-yen says his institute will try to recruit recent graduates and experienced tech company workers to come to Taiwan.

Tsay told the Economic Daily News in a Monday report that Taiwan’s technology industry is suffering from a talent problem because not enough young people study in top flight foreign universities.

The island’s once robust PC sales lagging in the face of competition from products like Apple Inc.’s iPhones and iPads and officials are placing an increasingly strong emphasis on technical innovation.