Computex events to host virtual and on-site exhibits

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This year’s Computex trade show is expected to open physically and virtually in May as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact global economic activity, event organizer Taiwan External Trade Development said. Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會).

The government-sponsored TAITRA said the in-person Computex trade show was scheduled to open on May 24 and run through May 27 at the Taipei Nangang Expo Center. The online show – Computex DigitalGo – also starts on May 24, but lasts longer until June 6.

This year’s Computex focuses on six themes: Accelerating Intelligence, Connected X-Experience, Digital Resilience, Innovative Computing, Sustainability, and Innovations and Start-ups, TAITRA said.

The online broadcast adds flexibility to the event, which includes four additional themes: Tech Insights, Hybrid Displays, Matchmaking and Networking, and Hyper-Personalized Recommendations.

TAITRA said it has contacted many leading technology brands around the world, hoping that reference companies will attend this year’s expo to create a global technology ecosystem.

Exhibitors TAITRA hopes to attract include PC vendors Acer Inc (宏碁電腦), Asustek Computer Inc (華碩電腦), Micro-Star International Co (微星科技), power management solutions provider Delta Electronics Inc (台達電) and PC peripherals vendor Gigabyte Technology Co (技嘉科技).

Many overseas technology giants were also invited by TAITRA to join the event, including US DRAM maker Micron Technology Inc, graphics processing unit developer Nvidia Corp, server and storage provider Super Micro Computer Inc and the Dutch provider of mixed and standard signal solutions. NXP Semiconductors SA.

TAITRA said the next Computex will continue to feature the special InnoVEX pavilion, which provides space for global start-ups to exhibit their products and services. Last year, InnoVEX featured companies from France, the Netherlands, and South Korea, among others.

This year’s Computex will also showcase the information communications industry, with a focus on Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, which is expected to generate more than NT$4.5 trillion (162.45 billion dollars) in production value this year, TAITRA said.

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