Short break: Computex in Taiwan

Since the start of a new article went online on this blog at least once a week. Last week, after almost two years of regular rotation, this was not the case. The reason: I was at the Computex 2023 in Taipei for and could not prepare any articles due to stressful days. On top of that, I brought home the evil “C” and was flat for the time being.

Computex is one of the largest and most important computer trade shows in the world. It is held every year in the Taiwanese capital and attracts technology enthusiasts, companies as well as professionals from all over the world. The fair serves as a platform for companies to showcase their latest innovations, establish business contacts and discuss the latest trends in the technology industry. Of course, exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their products to a wide audience and to address potential partners and customers. Computex covers various areas such as hardware, software, gaming, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and much more.

For Hardwareluxx, I was on the lookout for the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD, took a look at the latest processor platforms from well-known manufacturers such as ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte or ASRock and was already able to get my hands on the fastest gaming laptops, but also very thin-&-light devices as one of the first ever.

Our coverage also focused on upcoming cooling technologies, storage technologies and streaming devices. We shot more than 30 videos during the five days of the show and published almost 50 articles – some of them worked late into the night. We also met many prominent guests, such as NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and Taiwan’s democratically elected president Tsai Ing-wen.

Modern metropolis

For the city, but also for the entire island state, Computex is of great importance with a significant impact on the economy and reputation. Tens of thousands of visitors flock to the city during the trade show, resulting in a significant increase in tourism and business volume. Hotels, restaurants and retailers benefit from this rush. In addition, Computex promotes the city’s spirit of technology and innovation and strengthens Taipei’s image as a major player in the global technology industry. Already today, most semiconductors are produced in Taiwan.

Taipei is a modern metropolis and a fascinating mixture of old culture and modern architecture at the same time. As the political, economic and cultural center of Taiwan, the city offers a variety of attractions. From the imposing skyscraper Taipei 101, once the tallest building in the world, to traditional temples such as Longshan Temple, to vibrant night market districts such as Shilin, there is something for everyone to discover. Taipei is known for its excellent food, ranging from street stalls to upscale restaurants, reflecting the diversity of Taiwanese cuisine.

I was able to enjoy all this in the last almost ten days, despite all the work. Even after the seventh time it is still true: Taiwan is always worth a trip!

Andreas Stegmüller

Andreas is the founder and operator of this blog. During his more than ten-year editorial career, he has written for several major media outlets on a wide variety of topics. The stock market has been his passion since 2016.

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