The 36 winning products reflect the rising trends in Internet of Things, smart home, security, gaming and smart business, the TCA said, adding that the winner of the top prize "Best Choice of the Year" would be kept secret until the COMPUTEX opening ceremony on May 31.
The 36 winners, which include eight Golden Award winners, were selected from a pool of nearly 400 entries based on the criteria of functionality, innovation, and market potential, the TCA said.
To reflect the industrial trends, two new categories-- "Smart Retail" and "Digital Entertainment & AR / VR Application"—were added to the competition, the organizer said.
COMPUTEX 2016, from May 31 to June 4, will highlight the four themes of "IoT technology application," "innovation and startups," "business solution and gaming," according to the other co-organizer, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Two new exhibition areas, SmarTEX and InnoVEX, will showcase IoT related products and startups’ innovations, respectively, TAITRA said.
COMPUTEX being Asia’s largest and world’s leading professional ICT show, Asian buyers accounted for 70 percent of international buyers, TAITRA said.
For this year, the annual show attracts more than 1,602 exhibitors from 29 countries with key exhibitors including Acer, ABB, Asus, Audi, Delta, Gigabyte, Haier, Hisense, HTC, Intel, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, MSI, NTT, NVIDIA, SAMSUNG, SIEMENS, Supermicro, Transcend and other famous brands.