May, 1988, in Taipei with $900,000 in working capital.
CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER
Barry Lam, 52, born in Shanghai, raised in Hong Kong, educated in Taiwan, where he received his engineering degree.
5,200, up from 4,600 a year ago.
Expand into everything from mobile phones and Internet appliances to servers and flat-panel displays.
LAM'S CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY
"We don't want to be a contract manufacturer--everybody can do that. The next trend is to be an intelligence-intensive company."