GYUMRI, Armenia—At first observation, one questions how Taiwan’s D-Link software could relate to Gyumri, Armenia? But times have changed and these companies are becoming global corporations. Like Western and Japanese companies before them, Chinese and Taiwanese companies are looking to expand around the world and to improve their level of sophistication and profits.
D-Link Corporation (Chinese: 友訊科技) is one example of such a company. D-Link’s products are geared towards the networking and communications market. Its business products include network routers, surveillance network cameras, firewalls, iSCSI SANs, business and consumer wireless products, and broadband devices. With over $1 billion is sales in 2012, D-Link is a market leader in Wi-Fi-related product shipments worldwide, enjoying a 33% share of the market. How did D-Link grow from a tiny company in 1986 to where it is today? The answer is simple: by selecting the best talent in the world and focusing on research, engineering and innovation. D-Link hopes to continue executing this successful strategy by bringing a part of their software development operations to Gyumri, Armenia in the near future.