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WISTRON's Education Business Grows presence in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 04, 2013 - Wistron Corporation of Taiwan "WISTRON", a Fortune 500 ICT global player, has made Malaysia its regional hub to lead expansion in the country and across Southeast Asia for its new found business domain venturing into smart school education solution.

Malaysia is chosen as Wistron's education domain regional hub given its significant economic clout in the region and its robust education blueprint that is in tandem with Malaysia's New Economic Model, Economic Transformation Plan and Government Transformation Plan to place Malaysia firmly on the path to the development of high caliber nation in this increasingly competitive global environment.

WiEdu's ambitious plans in Southeast Asia include expanding its support to the Malaysian government through a long term roadmap to bringing ICTs to students at large in both public and private schools and into Indonesia and Middle East at a later stage. The Ministry of Education is in collaboration with WiEdu in lifting the achievement of all students and teachers under the Malaysia's Education Blue Print.

Its Managing Director, Dato' Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin explained that WiEdu is tasked to offer fully integrated education technology solutions and services that enable creative teaching and learning and is supported by specialized expertise and emerging technologies, customized to
meet the rigorous requirements from Malaysian Education Sector from concept, implementation, to after-sales services. He also added that the effective deployment of ICTs in schools and indeed in any setting is a complex affair that goes beyond purchasing hardware and software.

Wistron-WiEdu has identified several key elements and methodologies based on its previous deployment experience in Taiwan and China that must be considered if the deployment of ICTs is to have meaningful impact in Malaysia. These components must all co-exist; none is optional and together form a system. Working hand in hand with its partners, WiEdu assures that their smart education system is comprehensive, demand driven, capable, efficient and well coordinated in terms of the system design and architecture and its solutions which includes content provision and integration.

"Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world with high network readiness index (NRI) and strong commercial links to the Middle East. Malaysia is the region's largest trading partner with the Gulf region and in the UAE in particular, making it a natural choice for us to establish a regional hub here," said Robert Hwang, the President and COO of Wistron Corporation.

Malaysia is one of the largest economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations 'ASEAN', which also includes Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

Dato' Sri Haji Syed Zainal Abidin added, "WiEdu demonstrates our confidence in the market and in our ability to provide excellent products and services in the region, especially through leveraging on Wiston's extensive expertise in R&D and manufacturing of ICT products. Wistron-WiEdu is actively bringing this leaner-centered learning environments facilitated by fully integrated approach with aim to contribute to the creation of a knowledge-based student population.

Education leadership, management, and governance can also be improved through this system by enhancing educational content development and supporting administrative processes into schools of K4 - K9 and universities, primarily in ASEAN countries that have harness the potential of ICTs, with high rating in appreciation of technology and the availability of technology such as Malaysia.

hence there is definitely great opportunity for improvement in school education at many levels through the use off ICTs effectively".
"We are delighted that our efforts to launch the third of our international offices under our education business are culminating successfully," added Joe Ying, Chief of Wistron's Educational Technology Service Business. "We look forward to many rich business exchanges and discoveries with WiEdu and all stakeholders in years to come. With this vision Wistron - WiEdu has opened up new possibilities in the realm of Education Service Technology creating career opportunities for local talents."

The new operational & sales office will be located at Suite 2B-20-1, Level 20, Block 2B, Plaza
Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, KL Sentral, 50470, Kuala Lumpur.
For further information customers can call WiEdu Sdn Bhd at +60322614860.

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About WiEdu Smart Education Integrated Dynamics
WiEdu Smart Education Integrated Dynamics was coined by Wistron's Division of Education Technology Services 2 years ago to define the company's long term sustainable strategy to produce an end-to-end smart education solution from hardware to software integration and content development. It is a truly integrated well thought through system operates on a open platform that is able to be customized and localized to every rigorous needs of the schools.

The design approach off WiEdu Smart Education System revolves around the focus of student behaviors when interacting with hardware and software which elevates the user experience, efficiency and performance to the next notch.
About Wistron.

Wistron Corporation is a leading Technology Service Provider (TSP) in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry with over US$22.6B in revenue, around 60,000 personnel strategically located in North America, Europe and Asia and broad range of services
focuses on ICT products, including mobile devices, desktop systems, display products, servers, network storage systems and communication devices.

About WiEdu Group
WiEdu Group is a joint venture between Wistron Corporation and its local partners in Malaysia.
WiEdu Group's business activities cover deployment of smart education solutions, which comprise of softwares, hardwares, contents, overall integration to government and private schools, and tertiary institutions, as well as overall planning of sales, marketing, after sales and other related activities in Malaysia.
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