Otellini also announced that Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom, which is currently building data centers for Taiwan's cloud computing industry, would join Intel's Open Data Center Alliance, which the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company unveiled Wednesday.
"Taiwan’s government has identified the growing cloud computing segment as a paradigm shift and growth opportunity for the IT industry," the company said in a statement. Intel added it would provide Inventec and Wistron technologies for Taiwan's cloud data center infrastructure as part of its pledged support. However, according to a report from Digitimes on Thursday, Taiwan's economics minister Shih Yen-shiang had decided not to attend the Intel event or sign the MOU and instead have his vice economics minister Huang Chung-chiu attend the event without signing the agreement.
In addition, according to "reliable sources" quoted in the Digitimes story and echoed by a number of other sources, Otellini would not be able to meet with the minister during his visit in Taiwan due to the minister's time constraints.
A Previous Agreement Left Unfulfilled