Tan Tien was founded in China and was one of the few Chinese corporations prior to the formation of the Pacific Prosperity Group that hadn't been gobbled up by a Japanese AAA megacorporation. Upon the formation of the PPG, it was one of its founding members. It is extremely small by megacorporation standards, barely measuring as a third tier "A" Megacorporation, in terms of cash flow, but its researchers have made many breakthroughs in the area of biological data storage, cranial cyberdecks, and non-cyberware neural interfaces.
Tan Tian's latest development is Parallel Thought, a multi-user cyberdeck interface. The corporation is well known for innovation and focuses on pure research in its specialized fields, often taking jobs that are farmed out from other megacorporations on a contract basis. Dunkelzahn in his will bequeathed the corporation 50 million nuyen and all the data relating to Dunkelzahn's experiments with cerebral series linkage.
Fuchi, Renraku, and Mitsuhama have all staged takeover attempts in order to gain Tan Tien as their personal research group in-house, but all of these attempts have mysteriously failed. Rumors range from their own personal otaku tribe to the Great Dragon Lung interfering in those attempts. Now with the clout of the PPG, it will be difficult for Japanese corporations to buy out this elusive member.
Tan Tien used to be headquartered in Beijing, but recently relocated its headquarters to Singapore. Its president and CEO is Sau-kok Chu, an enigmatic recluse who is highly respected in China and is rumored to be Awakened. The dragon Chiao is a major shareholder.
- Chrome Flesh p.105
- Blood in the Boardroom, 77
- Portfolio of a Dragon: Dunkelzahn's Secrets, 28, 67
- Predator and Prey, 35–49
- Shadows of Asia, 41–42
- Tails You Lose, 185