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COMPUTEX 2016 features IoT applications, startups and gaming

Walter Yeh, Executive Vice President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), one of the COMPUTEX co-organizers

COMPUTEX features IoT, startups and gaming

Walter Yeh, Executive Vice President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), one of the COMPUTEX co-organizers

COMPUTEX 2016, the largest information and communications technology (ICT) show in Asia, will feature Internet of Things (IoT), innovative startups, and gaming from May 31 (Tuesday) to June 4 (Saturday) in Taipei, according to Walter Yeh, Executive Vice President of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), one of the COMPUTEX co-organizers, at the international press conference on Monday.

The show will host over 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries, occupying 5,009 booths across four show venues, according to TAITRA. The four venues include the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 & Hall 3, Taipei International Convention Center, and Nangang Exhibition Center.

Three features

The IoT applications include seven exhibiting categories such as Smart Manufacturing, Security, Smart Home, Wearable Technology and 3D Printing, with most of the exhibits being housed at the brand new SmarTEX exhibition area. Key players in IoT include Siemens for Industry 4.0, ABB for industry robots, Mercedes Benz to showcase Intelligent drive system and Audi for its virtual cockpit. Major Taiwan companies include ASUS, Acer, TSMC, Mediatek, and Advantech, TAITRA said.

Innovative startups will gather at InnoVEX, which is also a brand new exhibition area. The startup village, including five national pavilions, attracts participation of more than 217 exhibitors from 22 countries. InnoVEX highlights 25 prominent startups, which have won international startup pitch awards, TAITRA said. Exhibit categories for InnoVEX mainly make up of IoT applications, SaaS/Big Data & Cloud, Mobile App, And VR/AR & Entertainment.

Visitors will be able to experience VR at InnoVEX, showcased by SAMSUNG and HTC.

Startups choose Taiwan for many reasons, including direct access to Asian markets, a big talent pool, financial support, IP protection, expertise in rapid prototyping and manufacturing, and complete ICT supply chain, Yeh said.

Gaming also takes center stage at COMPUTEX 2016, with more than 30 renowned manufacturers showcasing top gaming products, including NVIDIA, HWBOT, Acer, ASUS, ASRock, MSI, and Genius, TAITRA said. Gaming products to be showcased include gaming PCs, gaming notebooks, GPU, display cards, memory devices, routers, and gaming peripherals.

For the first time, the world famous OC World Tour will be held at COMPUTEX during the show, Yeh said. There are more than 20 overclockers coming from over 10 countries, including world ranking top three overclockers, he added.

COMPUTEX d&i awards

COMPUTEX d&i awards, organized by TAITRA and executed by the International Forum Design (iF), honor products with excellent design as well as technical innovations, TAITRA said. This year TAITRA received 253 entries from 108 tech companies coming from 12 countries worldwide. A total of 87 winning products from 46 companies have been chosen for the awards, according to TAITRA.


Updated : 2021-08-02 15:21 GMT+08:00