Chunghwa inks MOUs
Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華電信) yesterday signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on near-field communication (NFC) services with mobile network operators in Japan and Hong Kong. The memorandums with Japan-based KDDI and Hong Kong-based PCCW (電訊盈科) were signed during the Mobile Asia Expo under way in Shanghai, China. The agreements will give Chunghwa’s clients access to NFC-based mobile payments and services while traveling in Japan and Hong Kong and vice versa. Lin Kuo-feng (林國豐), president of Chunghwa’s mobile business group, said the company would continue to invest in NFC and QR code applications in light of the increased popularity of mobile payments.
AIDC to boost outsourcing
The Aerospace Industrial Development Corp (AIDC, 漢翔航空工業), a government-owned civilian and military aircraft manufacturer, yesterday said it plans to pass along more orders from airline companies for aircraft frames and engines to local suppliers, to help strengthen Taiwanese aircraft manufacturers’ competitiveness in the global market. The corporation said 109 firms that have met ISO9001 and A9100 standards will be eligible to supply aircraft frames and engines to it, a statement posted on the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Web site said. AIDC said its increased outsourcing would help boost local suppliers’ sales by 30 percent this year.