Taiwan: `The Arms Dealer Of The Computer Wars'

On the floor of a busy trade show, buyers huddle around computer screens in a booth demonstrating at least six multimedia systems using Intel Corp.'s new Pentium microprocessor and American Telephone & Telegraph Co.'s latest digital signal-processing chips. Nearby, an exhibitor shows off palmtop PCs. And in private suites, there are prototypes of everything from cordless keyboards to notebooks made of snap-together modules.

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