Computex Taipei to kick off Tuesday

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Computex Taipei to kick off Tuesday

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) This year's Computex Taipei, the largest information and communication technology trade show in Asia, is set to open Tuesday, with a total of 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries showcasing the latest smart home applications and solutions with 5,015 booths at the five-day event, organizers said Monday.

The exhibition will feature six cutting-edge technology trends -- artificial intelligence, 5G (fifth generation) wireless communication technology, Internet of Things, gaming and virtual reality (VR), innovations and startups, and blockchain technology, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a co-organizer of the event.

The exhibition is set to take place Tuesday to June 9 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Center and the Taipei International Convention Center.

The exhibition will include InnoVEX, SmarTEX and iStyle exhibits that focus on innovative new businesses and their devices, smart IoT solutions, and a collection of Apple MFi-certified products and accessories.

InnoVEX has gathered 388 innovative teams from 21 countries to showcase technology trends of AI, AR/VR, big data, green energy, medical and health care, IoT, robotic and enterprise software, and is set to kick off June 6-8, according to another event co-organizer, the Taipei Computer Association.

InnoVEX, which will include 60 international speakers, is expected to attract 180,000 visitors and 800,000 online viewers, the association said.

Domestic companies to have a presence at Computex include personal computer brands Asus, Acer Inc. and Micro-Star International Co., as well as smartphone brand HTC Corp. and MediaTek, while foreign exhibitors such as Intel and Microsoft will also be highlighted at the event, TAITRA President and CEO Walter Yeh (葉明水) said.

During the exhibition, one-on-one consultations, an innovation design product competition, forums and contests will be held, according to Yeh.

This year, the innovation design product competition will give prizes for IoT, startup and app solutions, with 60 winning works to be selected from 212 submissions from 10 countries, Yeh said.

Meanwhile, leaders of a number of domestic and foreign technology heavyweights -- Lite-On Technology, Advantech Co., Amazon, ARM, Gartner, Intel, Google and Microsoft -- will share their knowledge about the AI and IoT industry movement and future science and technology development during the forums, Yeh added.

(By Chu Tse-wei, Chung Jung-feng and Evelyn Kao)
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