Uniting under the theme “Together We Create,” more than 1,000 leading technology companies from around the world will gather for COMPUTEX 2023. The exhibition opens tomorrow, May 30, and will run through June 2, taking place in Hall 1 and Hall 2 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. It will feature over 3,000 booths representing manufacturers from 26 different countries and regions. Today the event organizers, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), hosted a global press conference to connect with world media. James Huang, the Chairman of TAITRA, was joined by Paul Peng, the Charmain of TCA, to introduce the themes and activities of COMPUTEX 2023.
Commenting on Taiwan’s role in the rise of AI, Chairman Huang said, “Taiwan has always been a strong player in the globalizing industry. By riding on our long-term foundation of speed, quality, and creativity, we are not only ready to join the AI age, we are ready to lead it… Today is a big day as we stand on the edge of the AI revolution. COMPUTEX is ready to help you explore the new tech ecosystem in the age of AI.”
“Taiwan is a key place for the world’s development of semiconductors,” said Chairman Peng. “The strengths and advantages of Taiwan’s ICT industry are the combination of engineering technology, mass production capabilities, and timely delivery to meet the needs of global buyers.”
Integrating the Exhibition’s Six Main Topics
COMPUTEX 2023 will focus on six main topics: innovations and startups, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence applications, next-generation connectivity, hyperreality, and sustainability. Highlighting the innovation of groundbreaking startups, COMPUTEX includes the specialized exhibition InnoVEX. This exhibit hosts 400 startups from 22 different countries. “This is one of the largest platforms in Asia that brings together top startups, crowd funding initiatives, and accelerators,” said Huang.
Both Huang and Peng spoke on the rise of AI technologies. “There has been a surge of global attention on the applications of artificial intelligence,” said Peng, “which has driven procurement demand for “HPC” and various AI applications.” In addition, Huang expressed the ability of people, technology, and AI to work together for the betterment of society. “[AI] changes everything we know,” he said, “before only humans could innovate, now with AI, we have a smart power to create with for the first time in history.” COMPUTEX 2023’s slogan, “Together We Create,” references the power of human-AI collaborations to create new ideas.
As environment protection has become a common goal across borders and industries, this year’s exhibition integrates technology and sustainability. “We are working to make COMPUTEX a green event,” said Huang. Peng explained how COMPUTEX has encouraged booth organizers to provide electronic and digital information instead of paper-based displays and use more recyclable materials. Furthermore, the booths of those exhibitors who have obtained international sustainability certifications will be marked with an ESG GO! sign, displaying their commitment to international ESG standards.
TAITRA has also cooperated with Acer to launch the Earth Mission app, which helps users build green habits and eco-friendly behaviors. Based on the number of people who download this app during COMPUTEX 2023, a corresponding number of trees will be planted in the Amazon rainforest by the non-profit organization, One Tree Planted. Additionally, this year’s COMPUTEX Forum will include the event “Sustainability – Race to Zero,” which delves into the essentials of achieving sustainable net-zero and explores case studies from technology companies.
COMPUTEX Brings Together Experts to Discuss Future Technology Trends
The highly anticipated COMPUTEX keynote speakers include Jensen Huang, the Founder and CEO of NVIDIA, Alex Katouzian, SVP & GM, Mobile, Compute, XR (MCX), and Kedar Kondap, SVP and GM, Compute and Gaming from Qualcomm, as well as Rafael Sotomayor, EVP and GM, Secure Connected Edge from NXP Semiconductors, Jason Chen, Chairman & CEO of Acer, and Charles Liang, Founder, President and CEO of Supermicro.
For the COMPUTEX Forum, speakers were invited to discuss key technology topics such as the metaverse, semiconductors, and sustainable development. The speakers include senior executives and expert representatives from domestic and international companies such as Ampere Computing, Arm, ASUS, Delta, Lenovo, Intel, KIOXIA, NVIDIA, NXP, SIEMENS, Solidigm, STMicroelectronics, Supermicro, TAICCA, and Texas Instruments.
There will also be a variety of activities during the exhibition, such as guided tours, CPX on Air with live broadcasts during the show, Tech’em High for buyers’ happy hour, start-up pitches, start-up investment forums, procurement meetings, and more.
COMPUTEX 2023 showcases Taiwan’s industrial strength and connects international manufacturers, global technology players, start-up teams, and professional buyers. It is an ideal platform to present the development of the global technology ecosystem. Information about exhibitors, the COMPUTEX Forum, keynote speeches, and registration can be found online at https://www.computexonline.com.tw