Computex 2014 to focus on touch enabled hardware and wearable technology

Organisers of one of the world’s largest computer and technology exhibitions have said the event will have a focus on touch enabled hardware and wearable computing this year.

Computex 2014 is the 34th year of this ICT trade show, held in Taipei, Taiwan from 3rd June to 7th June inclusive. Every year the biggest names in tech hold back products that they have been itching to launch for weeks or even months to launch at Computex. The show takes place over 4 exhibition areas and often has a particular focus on tech concerning PCs and components.

Computex Taipei 2014 starts on 3rd June

Computex Taipei 2014 starts on 3rd June

As mentioned in the intro paragraph this year touch technology and wearables are going to be under the spotlight. WantChinaTimes reports that the Taipei Computer Association calls the sector “one of the major trends in the information and communications industry”. We know lots of the biggest hitters in tech today are focussed upon trying to create a breakthrough must-own device in this category. The industry’s biggest players including, Apple, Google, Intel and Microsoft are yet to show off any of their wearable efforts – perhaps some will break at Computex, or we might be waiting until CES 2015 in Las Vegas in January.

Computex Taipei 2014 promotional poster

Computex Taipei 2014 promotional poster

Back to Computex 2014 and we should expect to see lots of touch enabled devices; large touch panels, handheld and wearable devices. A new trend is said to be ‘hovering-touch’ tech – great for touch-like interactivity with limited screen sized, for example. (It would also be good to keep your touch screen devices free of fingerprints and smears!)

Major name exhibitors this year include the following; Acer, AMD, ASUS, Ford, Gigabyte, Intel, Nvidia, Microsoft, Panasonic, SanDisk and Transcend. They will be among 1,700 exhibitors, visited by 130,000 tech enthusiasts.

ASUS may debut its first smartwatch

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With the Computex show mere days away we expect to hear lots of juicy details of upcoming tech leaking out as well as the official announcements when the show is on. Keep watching Tech Assimilate for the best, most groundbreaking gadgets from the show.

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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