Oxford Semiconductor – the UK-based company which makes the majority of the world's FireWire800 bridge components – is expanding into Taiwan.

The company most recently came to the attention of Mac users for its part in the recent FireWire-data-destruction furore. Apple implied the company was at fault in this, but that declaration of guilt was found to be contentious.

Oxford Semi is opening an office in Taipei to "provide local commercial and technical support to the company's expanding market in China."

The company's Asia sales manager William Wong told EE Times: "The Taiwan office will provide us with the market intelligence we need to proactively respond to rapidly changing customer demands."