, or Taipei International Information Technology Show
is a computer expo
held annually at the Taipei World Trade Center
, and now, one of the largest computer & technology fair in the world. The first COMPUTEX expo held in 1981 started out as a place where small and medium sized businesses in Taiwan's nascent computer industry could display their products. As Taiwan's information technology
industry took off in the early 1990s, COMPUTEX has since rapidly expanded and become an important showcase for IT industry. Now it has become the second largest computer expo
in the world (after CeBIT
) and the largest in Asia
, with participation from major manufacturers such as Intel
, and others.
Because of the large number of companies involved in the production of computer hardware in Taiwan, COMPUTEX has become a favorite location for observers hoping to get a preview of new hardware and trends in that field.
History and figures
- COMPUTEX 2008 was held June 3rd to June 7th 2008 and partially moved to Nangang Exhibition Center.
- COMPUTEX 2007 was held June 5th to June 9th 2007.
- COMPUTEX 2006 was held June 6th to June 10th 2006
- COMPUTEX 2005 was held May 31st to June 4th 2005, this year has a new feature "Buyer's Day".
- COMPUTEX 2004 was held June 1 to June 5th 2004, there were 1,347 exhibitors, 118,052 visitors, and a gross exhibit space of 58,730 square meters.
- COMPUTEX 2003 was scheduled to be held in June, but due to SARS fears in Asia, the show was held in September There were still 1,241 exhibitors and a total of 2,419 booths.