Taiwan’s Computex to go hybrid in May amid COVID-19


Taipei, Jan 22 (CNA) Taiwan’s Computex 2022, one of the world’s largest IT and technology shows, will kick off in both forms – physically and virtually – in May as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. impact global economic activity, according to organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

The government-sponsored TAITRA said the physical Computex will open on May 24 and run until May 27 at the Taipei Nangang Expo Center, while the online show — the COMPUTEX DigitalGO — will also begin on May 24, but will not end until June 6.

Computex 2022 will focus on the six major themes: “Accelerating Intelligence”, “Connected X-Experience”, “Digital Resilience”, Innovative Computing”, “Sustainability” and “Innovations and Startups”, TAITRA said.

Amid COVID-19, TAITRA said, this year’s Computex will become more flexible by launching its online show, which will have four features: “Tech Insights”, “Hybrid Displays”, “Matchmaking and Networking” and “Hyper -Personalized Recommendations”. ” — to allow more flexibility for the 2022 event.

The organizer said it is establishing contact with many leading tech brands around the world, hoping these benchmark companies will attend the 2022 expo to create a global tech ecosystem.

Potential exhibitors targeted by TAITRA include: Taiwan-based PC vendors Acer Inc., Asustek Computer Inc. and Micro-Star International Co., Taiwanese power management solutions provider Delta Electronics Inc. and of Taiwanese PC peripherals Gigabyte Technology Co.

Many foreign technology giants have also been targeted by TAITRA, including US dynamic random access memory maker Micron Technology Inc., US graphics processing unit brand Nvidia Corp., US server and storage provider Super Micro Computer Inc. (Supermicro) and Dutch supplier of mixed signal solutions and standard products NXP Semiconductors NV.

TAITRA said the next Computex will continue to feature the special InnoVEX pavilion, which will provide space for start-ups from around the world to exhibit their products or services. Last year, InnoVEX received strong support from companies from countries such as France, the Netherlands and South Korea.

As Taiwan is a semiconductor powerhouse, which is expected to generate more than NT$4.5 trillion ($162 billion) in production value in 2022, TAITRA said, the upcoming Computex will feature the industry information communications, which covers the semiconductor segment, to demonstrate applications and a complete ecosystem.

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