Computex 2015 – Asia’s Largest ICT Show Kicks Off Today in Taipei

Computex 2015

Computex 2015, Asia’s largest ICT trade show kicks off today, Tuesday, in Taipei, Taiwan with a lot of things in store. The Information and Communication Technology event is also the second largest in the world, and is in its 35th edition this year. More than 130,000 visitors, 38,000 of whom are international guests, flock to the trade show. There will be 1,700 plus exhibitors who will use more than 5,000 booths.

Mobile may not be the main focus, but new innovations will really be aplenty. Computex 2015 is also the venue of Asus’ “Zensation,” which was set prior to the main event. Asus already showed the public yesterday its Transformer Book, Android tablets and an Apple Watch-like wearable.

Making its presence felt in Computex 2015 are other big names in tech – NVIDIA, Dell, Acer and Advanced Micro Devices. Nvidia will unveil several products, including the GTX 980 Ti graphic card. On the other hand, the processing unit maker’s rival, semicon firm AMD will have its own press event on June 3.

Dell made a buzz at CES 2015 in January when it received seven awards for its PCs and tablets. Dell XPS 13″ notebook was the star of the event with its ultra sharp quad HD+ 3200 x 1800 touch screen. The American multinational computer tech firm will have its presence at Computex 2015, where tech enthusiasts are eager to hear what it has to offer. Meanwhile, Acer had unwrapped some Windows stuff, plus its wearable, the Liquid Leap. Gaming companies like MSI and Razer will also share what they got.

Intel will host the ICT event’s first official keynote. The chip firm powers most of Windows 8.1 and soon Windows 10 laptops. After the keynote, it is heard that Intel will talk about Thunderbolt and USB-C in a special session. Intel event is today, 2:00 p.m., Taipei time.

Microsoft makes sure Asia is not left behind with Windows 10. Its upcoming platform will have another show time in Taipei where Corporate VP Nick Parker will deliver a keynote on Wednesday 2:00 p.m. at Taipei International Convention Center for its device partnerships and as the Redmond company’s 13th presence in Computex 2015, Asia’s largest ICT trade show, which kicks off today in Taipei, Taiwan.

Parker will talk about the firm’s strategy and what opportunities Windows 10 creates for its partners in “Windows enables new devices & experiences.” Microsoft’s corporate VP will likewise talk about their recent hardware innovations from partner companies, like mobile phones, computer tablets, notebooks, Internet of Things and Windows 10 new experiences across a range of scenarios.

Computex is loaded with tech companies which will take the wraps off their recent innovations for the public to take awe. Taiwanese key exhibitors include Acer, Realtek Semiconductor, GIGABYTE, MSI, Advantech, Clevo, CMC, Asus, Delta, Edimax, AverMedia, Elitegroup, MediaTek, Apacer, MiTAC, Muzee, E-ink, Ritek, Shuttle, Thermaltake, ADATA, Transcend, Chicony and KYE. The list of international exhibitors in this year’s Computex has Akasa, Supermicro, Delux, WIBTEK, Ford, Hisense, TP-Link, Intel, ZOTAC, Loop, Malata, Microsoft, NVIDIA, SanDisk, HK HDF, FSP Group, USB Implementers Forum and Cooler Master.

Computex 2015 exhibition schedule is June 2 to 5, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and June 6, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies is set at 10:00 a.m. today at Taipei World Trade Center’s Nangang Exhibition Hall, which is loaded with opening remarks and speeches from Taiwan’s government officials such as, Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang, T.H. Tung and Shih-Chao Cho.

Computex 2015, Asia’s largest ICT trade show kicks off today in Taipei, with also a speech from U.S. Department of Economic and Business Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin. The opening ceremony will also have the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Dr. Ying-Jeou Ma give his remarks and award the Best Choice of Computex Taipei 2015 in design & innovation.

By Judith Aparri

Windows Central: Computex 2015 preview: ASUS, Microsoft, Intel and much more
Computex Taipei: About Computex
Forbes: Dell Hits Home Runs At CES 2015

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