Conformity is the real curse

Creativity is often trumped by conformity in Taiwan, a rule of thumb that has largely guided its businesses down the path of copy-cat products that are lower-risk, but also lower-margin, writes EE Times columnist Mike Clendenin. He is right – that is why we have almost clone like presence of beige (or blue) PCs, ugly laptops and really boring MP3 players. He thinks chip-design house Faraday Technology Corp might be the real deal and could bring creativity back into the tech business in Taiwan.