TAIPEI (Reuters) - Microsoft
Companies such as HP and Dell
"Microsoft and HP solution centers will help advance the technology of our Taiwanese business partners and corporate clients," John Knutsen, Director of Global Microsoft Technology Center, said at a news conference.
Microsoft said the center would be focused on investing in advanced software, hardware and improving technical support to its Taiwan partners.
The two companies said they expect the new center will be able to generate a return of T$2.5 billion ($83 million) worth of sales in five years.
There are now 16 Microsoft technology centers in the world, including in Dubai, France, Germany, Britain, Bangalore and the United States, said Knutsen.
Software giant Microsoft said earlier this month that it had not seen any major impact on its businesses from an economic slowdown, particularly in the United States, and that it has been helped by emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil and Russia.
Hewlett-Packard posted forecast-beating quarterly earnings last month and has said its strategies in emerging markets will help it weather a tough economic climate this year.
(Reporting by Sheena Lee; Editing by Ken Wills)