COMPANY COUNTRY STRATEGY REVENUE CHAROEN THAILAND The giant conglomerate is $7.6 BILLION POKPHAND gaining depth by linking up up 26% with foreign players such as Nynex in the telecom market and Wal-Mart in retail. WYWY SINGAPORE Y.Y. Wong, founder of this $900 MILLION GROUP privately held Singapore up 43% distribution company, has had long working relations with Western and Japanese multinationals. Now, he's teaming up in telecom, enter- tainment, and restaurants. UMC TAIWAN The semiconductor manufacturer $570 MILLION is expanding its reach by up 53% linking up with major U.S. partners, including Cirrus Logic and Xilinx. LEGEND CHINA This emerging computer $480 MILLION distributor and manufacturer up 50% in China is a marriage of a Hong Kong software house and Beijing's Academy of Sciences. MITAC TAIWAN The island's second-largest $570 MILLION PC maker manufactures for up 50% Compaq, Apple, and AT&T. It is jointly developing desktop computers with Compaq.
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