COMPUTEX TAIPEI Shows Influences on Global Hi-Tech Industry.COMPUTEX, Taipei, June 6, 2009 - (ACN ACN Accenture (stock symbol)
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(2) (International Computers and Tabulators) See ICL.
1. (testing) ICT - In Circuit Test. products, COMPUTEX TAIPEI COMPUTEX Taipei, or Taipei International Information Technology Show (Traditional Chinese: 台北國際電腦展 has become the best occasion for international tier-one companies to showcase their latest technologies and their strategic partnershipswith local manufacturers. At this year's COMPUTEX, several heavyweights, including Sean Maloney, Executive Vice President of INTEL Corporation and Chief Sales and Marketing Officers, Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Warren East, ARM CEO, Steven Guggenheimer, MICROSOFT's OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and Division Corporate Vice President, Daniel Alegre, Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales & Operations for GOOGLE, and Woody Hobbs, CEO of PHOENIX TECHNOLOGIES, all actively participates to unveil the latest technology trends. Taiwanese companies also make endeavors to launch innovative products with leading technologies. Those enthusiastic efforts not only bring rich and splendid contents for COMPUTEX, but also demonstrate its increasing influences on global ICT industries.
New Technologies Drive Netbook to Evolve
Netbook, which has been rising quickly in past one year, is still the brightest focus at the showfloor. Characterized with a perfect combination of computing and mobile Internet as well as affordable price, lightweight, and long battery life, Netbook concept products, for sure, will be the most important force to drive the next-wave growth for hi-tech industry. With comprehensive ecosystem and innovation capabilities, Taiwanese companies are considered the pioneers of creating Netbook market. Consequently, COMPUTEX TAIPEI has become a crucial base for international tier-one companies to seek for partnerships with local companies, in a bid to grab the enormous opportunities.
Taiwanese players trigger the Netbook revolutionary battle. And now, the competition has escalated from form factors and features to core processors such as CPUs and GPUs. For example, GPU GPU: see secret police.
(Graphics Processing Unit) A specialized logic chip devoted to rendering 2D or 3D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs for fast graphics rendering. vendor NIVIDA teams up with COMPAL COMMUNICATIONS, IVENTEC, PEGATRON, and WISTRON to unveil 12 new high-definition MIDs (mobile Internet devices) powered by its Tegra processor. NTEL, which has the dominating position in Netbook processor market, particularly debuts its next-generation code named "Pine Trail" Atom processor atthe COMPUTEX. Through integration processing core and graphic core into one single die, the new chip will be able to help companies develop new-generation Netbooks with lighter weight and longer battery life.
To rival in the market, the Snapdragonplatform developed by QUALCOMM has also gained supports from local manufacturers including ASUS ASUS Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (Queen's University)
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HTC High Tech Computer Corp (Taiwan, China)
HTC Hennepin Technical College (Minnesota)
HTC High-Throughput Computing , INVENTEC, and WISTRON. QUALCOMM tries to reshape the traditional x86-based market landscape with its ARM-based processor. In addition, QUALCOMM and ARM also unveil the brand new concept of mobile device, Smartbook, claiming that, with all-day battery life, the new class of devices can bridge the functional divide between smartphones and laptops.
A New Era of Diversified Software Technologies
Eyeing on the huge business opportunities for Netbooks, software vendors also jump on the bandwagon to compete with each other. The software giant MICROSOFT is very active during the show. It officially announcesthe release date of its long-waiting Windows 7 operating system at COMPUTEX TAIPEI, in an effort to assert its leading position to other vendors.
Meanwhile, the Android An open platform for cellphones from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Based on Linux, Android includes a library of Java classes for building mobile applications.
Android and GPhone platform, which is backed by Google, also causes a stir at COMPUTEX. After Android has successfully moved into smartphone market, the industry is eager to know when it will be designed into Netbooks. ACER answers the question. The company takes the lead to announce at COMPUTEX that it will launch Android-based Netbook in third quarter this year. ELITEGROUP (ECS See eComStation. ) also demonstrates a mockup mock·up also mock-up
1. A usually full-sized scale model of a structure, used for demonstration, study, or testing.
2. A layout of printed matter. of MID enabled by Android and TI OMAP OMAP Office of Medical Assistance Programs (Oregon Department of Human Services)
OMAP Open Multimedia Applications Platform (Texas Instruments semiconductor operating system) 3 processor. On the other hand, processor IP core vendor MIPS TECHNOLOGIES announces at COMPUTEX the availability of MIPS architecture for Android platform. Within 60 days, optimized MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second. source code will be available, and MIPS Technologies has built up an ecosystem with partners to realize the development supports for Android.
Furthermore, the Moblin platform, which was initiated by INTEL and had finalized 2.0 version specifications in May, has also gained momentum in the industry. At the Mobiln Executive Summit held during COMPUTEX, both ACER and ASUS endorse this technology and will adopt it in various product lines. It is expected that Moblin-based Netbooks will enter the market in the short term. Regardless of hardware or software market, we can see that a new era of sprawling technologies has quietly started at COMPUTEX TAIPEI. Consumers will benefit from more diversified choices in the future.
Turning Crisis into Opportunities with Innovations
Even though mobile market shows greater growing momentum recently, desktop manufacturers still try to open new opportunities by launching AIO See all-in-one. (All-in-one) PC and Nettops. Inparticular, in line with the introducing of MICORSOFT's Windows 7, which supports touch screen function, many companies, such as ACER, BENQ BENQ Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life , ASUS, ECS, MSI MSI: see integrated circuit.
(1) (MicroSoft Installer) See Windows Installer.
(2) (Medium Scale Integration) Between 100 and 3,000 transistors on a chip. See SSI, LSI, VLSI and ULSI. , and GIGABYTE, display various Windows 7-enabled new products, in a bid to grab the long-expecting replacement market opportunities. And in traditional NB market, many local companies showcase series of ULV ULV Ultra Low Voltage
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ULV Unmanned Launch Vehicle
ULV UltraLink Viewer (Rose Electronics) (ultra-low voltage) models, echoing the requirements of ultra-portable, power-saving, and affordable price. Having over 80% of worldwide NB shipments, Taiwanese manufacturers will soon drive the ULV NBs to the mainstream.
Sean Maloney, Executive Vice President of INTEL, mentioned in the keynote speech of COMPUTEX TAIPEI that Taiwan has made an outstanding record of shipping morethan 1 billion Intel-based desktop motherboards. He recognizes that Taiwan industry has unmatched sense of urgency, cost focus built into DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. , drive for innovation, and ambition for growth, the advantages that other countries can't never surpass. Maloney emphasizes that DT is dead is just a fallacy. Driven by the new technologies including Windows 7, HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) A digital interface for audio and video signals designed as a single-cable solution for home theater and consumer electronics equipment. , AIO PC, and Nehalem processors, Taiwanese companies will be able to create next billion DT requirements.
Many tier-one international companies such as INTEL and MICROSOFT make use of COMPUTEX TAIPEI to unveil new technologies and to seek for partnership with local manufacturers, a fact that highlights Taiwan's great advantages and influences on global ICT industries. Many foreign heavyweights admire the optimistic atmosphere and dynamics here, as well as Taiwanese companies' confidence in turning the crisis into opportunities. With various new products and technologies launching, the impact of global financial turmoil is hardly seen at the showfloor. For the ICT industries all over the world, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is not only the No. 1 procurement platform, but also an important stage to showcase future industrial trends and the outstanding capabilities of Taiwan's hi-tech industry. About COMPUTEX TAIPEI
COMPUTEX TAIPEI has become the largest computer exhibition in Asia and the second largest in the world, next to CeBIT in Germany. Each year, key global businesses come to this event to launch their new products. Since a large portion of the businesses in the world have research and deployment centers or production facilities in Taiwan, this exhibition attracts observers, analysts, and journalists of computer and information industries from all over the world to discover and report the latest technologies, developments, and trends. For more information, please visit www.computextaipei.com.tw.
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