High-tech diversity featured at 2015 COMPUTEX Taipei
COMPUTEX Taipei (
) , Asia’s biggest Information and Communication Technologies exhibition, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council ( TAITRA,
) and local Taipei Computer Association ( TCA), is the most talked about event as of late, as this year’s expo features a good amount of technological innovation.
Held at the Taipei World Trade Center ( ) since June 2, this year’s COMPUTEX revolves around the themes of “The Internet of Things (IoT),” “Mobile Applications,” and “Cloud Technology and Services.”
Several local and foreign pioneering companies in technology such as Acer, Asus, Intel and Microsoft have taken the chance to display the companies’ latest breakthroughs.
Of the three themes, IoT has been hailed as one of the key aspects whose growth would transform the business model of the technology market in the near future.
IoT is defined as a network of physical objects that feature built-in electronics and software connectivity to enhance it with greater value in providing users with abundant amount of services. Popular examples of IoT include smartphones and devices such as Google Glass.
Due to the potentials for IoT, more than 700 companies are investing in the concept, with this year’s COMPUTEX serving as an eye-catching platform to display the fruits of their labor. The latest innovation for IoT observed this year are new gadgets like wireless chargers for phones.
Quality of Expo Garners Attention from Foreign Media
According TAITRA, COMPUTEX has become an important international exhibition for the technology business since it was first established.
Due to its increasing popular- ity, the amount of foreign media coverage has also correspondingly risen in recent years.
TAITRA stated that this year sees a 6-percent rise in foreign media presence compared to last year, with reporters ranging from South America to the north of Europe.
The demographic is led by industry leaders like the BBC, whose correspondent to the expo once praised the magnitude and quality of COMPUTEX, TAITRA said.
The Council also quoted popular American technology and consumer electronics review website CNET, who admired the creativity of the local expo. “Crazy ideas are also a feature of COMPUTEX, so seeing new concepts is part of the fun of wandering the show floor.”
To accommodate the large population of local and foreign media alike, TAITRA said that the council has set up a special news center to provide reporters with ample work space and enough room to take breaks in between.