The EdgeDaily Online
April 21, 2004
The Multimedia Development
Corporation (MDC) is aiding Malaysian IT
companies to enter China, the world's fastest
growing economy, and is also luring Chinese
companies to set up shop in Malaysia.
For a start, MDC is giving
12 Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) companies
a platform to gain entry into the China
market via the world's largest and most
comprehensive ICT tradeshow CeBIT Asia 2004.
The MSC companies will
have a chance to showcase their products,
solutions and services to visitors at the
CeBIT Asia 2004 in Shanghai from April 26-29
for possible business opportunities and
market entry into China.
"During the exhibition,
MDC aims to increase the interest and awareness
on the MSC, especially enticing China's
local companies to choose Malaysia as the
preferred location to expand their businesses
in the Asean region," MDC said on April
The MSC companies include
asiaEP Bhd, REDTone Telecommunication Sdn
Bhd, Tantalus Asia Sdn Bhd, IguanaMobile
Sdn Bhd, Multimedia Prospect Sdn Bhd, Nusuara
Technologies Sdn Bhd and Inix Technologies
The others comprise UnrealMind
Interactive Bhd, iNavigate Sdn Bhd, NSS
MSC Sdn Bhd, Orisoft Technology Bhd and
3ntity Sdn Bhd.
"The event will give
the delegates an opportunity to have a better
understanding of the China in-demand technology
and market," said MDC.
The MDC delegation will
be led by its project manager for CeBIT
Asia Yew Kok Meng. The event will be held
at the Shanghai International Expo Centre.
MDC said CeBIT Asia 2004
expected participation from more than 500
companies from Australia, India, Japan,
Korea, Germany, Switzerland and the US.
There will be more than
60,000 attendees of technology buyers, IT
professionals and leading software developers.
The range of exhibits include
IT equipment and systems, telecommunication
wireless and networks, software and services,
security and card technology, and research
MDC is a one-stop agency
to facilitate the development of Malaysia's
national ICT project and to expedite the
entry of investors into the MSC. MDC is
also empowered to grant MSC status to companies
wishing to locate their operations within
There are now a total of
1,019 MSC status companies comprising 974
technology companies, 36 institutions of
higher learning and nine incubator companies.