High-tech di­ver­sity fea­tured at 2015 COM­PU­TEX Taipei

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS - BY CHI- HAO JAMES LO

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.

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