Global ICT comes together in Taipei for COMPUTEX - Connecting businesses with businesses
Date: Mon, 06/08/2015 - 15:16
For 35 years, COMPUTEX has followed Taiwan’s ICT industry in its role as the center of the changing global market. There are over 2000 individual ICT companies in Taiwan, and they team up with your favorite brands to create the finished product that ends up in the store. They are the reason buyers from all around the world come to COMPUTEX
According to a breakdown by the other co-organizer, TAITRA, of international buyers by region shows that Asian buyers account for 76% of COMPUTEX international visitors, followed by North American (10.6%) and European (7%) buyers. These numbers show that COMPUTEX is the most ideal platform for international exhibitors to enter the Asian market.
According to Deputy Secretary General Chang of the Taipei Computer Association—one of the co-organizers of COMPUTEX—there are roughly 1000 Taiwanese ICT businesses that only attend COMPUTEX and no other trade show; this is because the majority of these businesses are small/medium-enterprises, and they value COMPUTEX as an important export platform.
This year, COMPUTEX is joined by ASE, the world’s largest semiconductor company, and Haier, the world’s largest maker of consumer electronics. Also, ARM Holdings and BenQ participated as exhibitors for the first time.
Buyers up 15% from China, 22% from UAE, 19% from Philippine!
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 attracted 38,550 international buyers from 165 countries. The top 10 nations by turnout were: Mainland China, Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Thailand, and India. There were notable increases in visitors from Bangladesh (120% growth from last year), UAE (26%) and Vietnam (79%). It is projected that total visitor count for all five days will exceed 130,000.
During the show, TAITRA organized over 4000 1-on-1 procurement meetings to directly link buyers with our exhibitors. 204 companies from 30 countries came to COMPUTEX looking for industrial computers, purchase order systems, wearables, 3D printing, memory chips, and mobile phone accessories. Key buyers included Best Buy and Best Buy Canada, Viasat, Staples Canada, Viglen, ASI Corp, MA Laboratories, Ulmart, and Toshiba Europe.
Ideas meet innovations at COMPUTEX TAIPEI
With the tech world gathered in Taipei for five days, over 40 of our exhibitors took this opportunity to show us what the next quarter has in store:
Acer offers 3-in-1 integrated hub
This year, Acer announced the expansion of its Build-Your-Own-Cloud Ecosystem, which it developed with 30 different partners from different levels of the ICT industry, like Ubuntu and MediaTek. This BYOC integrates many connected things with its aBeing One smart center from the four focus areas of the Acer Open Platform, which are connected cars, communication, health care, and smart home.
Intel: stronger, faster, smarter, better
Celebrating 50 years of innovation, Intel released 5th generation Intel Core mobile processors at its e21 Forum, as well as 10 different models of desktop and mobile processors, some of which were integrated with Intel Iris Pro Graphics.
Microsoft woos users with Windows 10
The tech giant previewed its Windows 10 operating system, which debuts worldwide on July 29th and will transform users from “needing…and choosing Windows to loving Windows”.
Meanwhile . . .
- Acer ups its game with a 34” curved monitor integrated with NVIDIA G-sync technology
- ARM connects to IoT with its Cortex-M processors
- MSI GT72 gaming notebook lets you play almost hands-free with Tobii eye-tracking technology
- MediaTek announces the Helio P10 octa-core CPU
Connecting to each other thru CPX FORUMS
Over 100 forums and seminars were scheduled over 5 days, with the Summit Forum, the Wearable Technology Forum, the Smart City Forum, and the Cloud Security Forum as the 4 highlights. At the SUMMIT Forum, Stan Shih, founder & president of Acer, discussed the “Internet of Beings” and how the Acer BYOC platform places human beings at the core of IoT and IoB networks. The Wearable Technology Forum also asks, why should people wear wearables?
Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s OEM Division, explored how the worldwide release of Windows 10 will change how users interact with their devices. Parker said, “…our commitment to broaden the ecosystem opportunity with Windows 10 is revolutionizing how people interact with their devices and creating new opportunities for revenue growth.”
At the e21FORUM, Intel senior vice president, Kirk Skaugen discussed the evolution towards a world in which nearly everything has the potential to compute and connect.
COMPUTEX d&i awards beam up next era of ICT
The highly coveted award: the COMPUTEX d&i gold award was presented to 5 companies: Dell for their XPS 13 Ultrabook™ and Alienware Area 51 gaming desktop, TPV Technology for their AOC LX series curved TV and Digital Signage X 27” Digital Sign, and Smanos for their K1 SmartHome DIY kit .
Other winners include Acer, Asus, Philips, HTC, Gigabyte, Cougar, and many more.A total of 72 winning products were chosen for the awards from 271 product entries. With the growing popularity of the Awards, more than 21,000 visitors enjoyed the COMPUTEX d&i awards pavilions at Nangang Exhibition Hall during the show.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016, a new dimension of interconnectedness!
See a whole new galaxy of innovations only at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 as it unfolds next year from May 31st to June 4th.
Above. image credited to COMPUTEX