What? You Haven't Heard Of Mitac?

Matthew Miau is resigned to being one of the computer world's least-known powers. As chairman of Mitac International Corp., the former Intel engineer has built his company into Taiwan's No.2 computer maker, behind Acer Inc. But most PC users have never heard of Mitac. During the computer industry shakeout of the early 1990s, Miau pulled the plug on efforts to sell Mitac's brand-name computers and monitors in the U.S. "We weren't as daring as Acer," he says. "We lost a few million and decided to cut our losses."

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