Smart Handheld Devices, Internet of Things are new features in COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011
2011/04/01
The mobile life becomes a trend after wireless broadband is available, which driving the ICT manufacturers to develop information technology products and equipments for smart life. The Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the organizer of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011, the world's most complete communication supply chain industry, has expressed that the change in computer usage of the consumers and the applications of Internet of Things (IOT) is increasing gradually, boosting Taiwan ICT industry toward the development of supply chain for Smart Handheld Devices and IOT, which relevant products and devices will exhibit during COMPUTEX, witnessing Taiwan ICT industry in steps with the hottest trend that never stop growing!

Gathering of large enterprises in COMPUTEX bolsters explosive force on the Tablets
According to the latest statistics, the number of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011 exhibitors reached 1,800 and would be using more than 5,200 booths, up by 8% from 2010. It is estimated that the number of overseas buyers will top 36,000 and expected to create US$25 billions worth of business opportunity.

During the Pre-show Press Conference held in March 30 at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Mr. Walter Yeh, the executive vice president of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) pointed out that COMPUTEX TAIPEI is one of the international exhibitions for large enterprises to launch their latest products, foreign enterprises include AMD, Hitachi, Intel, Microsoft and etc., while local companies led by Acer, Asus, Foxconn (Hon Hai) and others; which will showcase their latest products such as Tablets, e-Book readers, Smart phones, 3D Display and products related to cloud computing at COMPUTEX, brightly shining into the sight of thousands overseas buyers.

Mr. Zhang Li, the deputy secretary general of TCA also mentioned that in the midst of Smart Handheld Devices, Tablet PC will have a tremendous force and becomes the focal point during COMPUTEX 2011, estimating around 50~100 new Tablet PCs to be displayed. Not only have the Taiwanese ICT manufacturers to show its strength in development of the Tablet PC, but also to seize a big piece of market shared from the grip of iPad.

During the speech, Mr. Stephen Su, general director of Industrial Economics and Knowledge (IEK) under the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) said the average annual sales rate of netbook and e-book reader will not go over 4% from the period of 2011~2014. As for notebook will experience some effects, Su thinks that the average annual sales rate of notebook will stay above 16% from 2011~2014. Complete research report named "How Tablet will Transform the Landscape of ICT Industry" is available for download under this link http://www.computex.biz/photo/images/computexshow/list/file_20110330135542.pdf.

Smart Handheld Devices integrate with wireless broadband makes a new information society
Li expressed that the Smart Handheld Devices and Internet of Things (IOT) are the hottest words in the ICT industry in 2010, including Tablets, Smartphone, Internet TV, Smart TV, 3D display products become the spotlight of the global market, clearly show the wireless broadband infrastructure of the new information society is taking shape.

Starting from Q4 of 2010, TCA is conducting quarterly economic prosperity survey where the audiences are the local exhibitors, the result of each quarter refer as COMPUTEX Exhibitor Index (CEI). The result of Q2, CEI is 1.64 that means in the Above Average area, while 43% of interviewed enterprises viewed between Good and Above Average. On the statistical, the exhibitors whom are dealing with Tablet PC, Smartphone, Internet TV, Smart TV and products related PC systems including photo-electronics products are optimistic and gave Good rating on Q2. Consequently, TCA thinks that this coming June, many relevant products will be displayed during COMPUTEX, which is worthy of expectation.

In order to realize the market potential of Smart Handheld Devices, TCA and Ministry of Economics Affairs (MOEA) established a Smart Handheld Device working group, hoping Taiwan to generate production output value worth US$50 billions by 2014, which develops Taiwan to become the innovation and manufacturing center of Smart Handheld Devices in the world. On the other hand, TCA established Taiwan Internet of Things Alliance (TIOTA) recently; in which COMPUTEX will be hosting IOT Area at TWTC Hall 2 that will be one of many new highlights in this year's COMPUTEX.

Not only limited to PC and peripheral products, TCA believes under the efforts in many aspects, the COMPUTEX TAIPEI will become the world's purchasing platform for Smart Handheld Devices and IOT products.
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