TAIPEI, June 7 (Reuters) - Taiwan's government on Monday
approved a $101 million increase in the investment in Vietnam by
Pegatron Corp, a major manufacturing partner of Apple
, Microsoft and Sony.
The Taiwan Economy Ministry's investment commission, which
must approve overseas investments by Taiwanese companies, said
the investment in Pegatron's Vietnam subsidiary would be for the
production and sales of computers and peripheral equipment,
communication equipment and electronic components.
It gave no further details and Pegatron did not immediately
respond to a request for comment.
Vietnamese state media reported on September that Pegatron
was looking to invest $1 billion in three phases in production
facilities in areas such as computing, communication and
consumer electronics in the country.
Pegatron is best known as a key supplier to Apple, along
with Taiwan's Foxconn and Wistron Corp.
($1 = 27.7260 Taiwan dollars)
(Reporting by Ben Blanchard, editing by Louise Heavens)