Computex Taipei 2023: dates, keynote, rumours, award winners

Computex Taipei 2023: dates, keynote, rumours, award winners

Computex Taipei is Asia's premier computer exhibition and one of the world's largest information technology showcases. It presents a huge number of computers, components and digital solutions, the study of which will take hours. We have made for you a guide to the most anticipated novelties that will be presented at Computex 2023.

When is Computex this year? 

Computex Taipei has become Asia's premier computer exhibition due to Taiwan being one of the main hubs of the global hardware and software supply chain. Every year, Computex Taipei attracts a lot of attention from professionals, but it can also be interesting for users, as it will show the technologies that will enter our lives tomorrow. After a truncated version of 2021 caused by the Covid-19 pandemic (Computex is held every two years), this year the fair returns in full format and will be held in Taipei from May 30 to June 2, 2023. This year, about 1,000 exhibitors from 17 countries will take part in the events at 3,000 booths.

Computex 2023: Together we create

The Computex 2023 program reflects the main trends in the field, and of course, the focus will be on the AI revolution, which has covered a variety of areas of computing. Artificial Intelligence Application, Hyperreality and Next-Gen Connectivity, along with High Performance Computing, Innovations and Startups, and Sustainability, will be among the central topics. To underline the important role of integration of different fields through AI, the creators of the fair have chosen the slogan "Together We Create" as the motto of this year. In addition to the exhibition itself, discussions and workshops are held as part of the event, as well as speeches by top executives of such industry giants as Nvidia, Qualcomm, GIGABYTE, AMD, Ampere, and many other leading companies.

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AIoT solutions at Computex 2023

More and more companies are focusing on the development of AI technologies, because the demand for them arises in all industries without exception. One important player in the field of AI solutions is Innodisk, which shows a variety of examples of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) solutions, from machine vision-based license plate recognition and control of peripherals for charging electric vehicles, to food storage and optimization of retail and cafe operations, including such bold solutions like optimizing checkout efficiency by counting plates.

On the eve of the exhibition, the best new devices, technologies and solutions are traditionally named as part of the Computex 2023 Best Choice Award. There are 15 nominations, and among the winners of this year there are also various AI solutions. For example, oToBrite's Time-of-Flight intelligent depth cameras for machine vision AI applications. The module of this is intended for automatic cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, monitoring the condition of patients in hospitals, ensuring user privacy and other purposes.

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Computex 2023 Best Choice Award

This year the winners in the Golden nomination of the Computex 2023 Best Choice Award were the following products: Aspire Vero 15 laptop,  AirJet Mini chip for active device cooling, Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED, Edge AI USB Camera Controller, Frore System's J7i Air AI smart glasses, MEG Z790 GODLIKE gaming motherboard, QCT POD HPC/AI Converged System for corporate HPC and AI workflows, GRAID's SupremeRAID memory device and NVIDIA DGX AI integrated platform for data centers of companies and government agencies. The latest, the NVIDIA DGX, is powered by the NVIDIA H100 GPU, designed specifically for AI.

You can find the winners in other categories on the official website of the award.

New laptops at Computex 2023

The participation of computer manufacturers such as Acer and Asus at the exhibition portends that we will see some of the new laptops. Ahead of the opening of the exhibition, Asus, which is headquartered nearby, also in Taiwan, gained publicity with the Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402), ExpertBook B9 OLED, ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H7604), Studiobook 16 3D OLED (H7604JI) and Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W7604) laptops.

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The company is especially proud of the ExpertBook B9 OLED with a special award-winning eco-friendly design that combines high performance with a light weight and professional design. It is the lightest 14-inch business laptop to date and the brand's first laptop made entirely of magnesium and lithium with sustainable technology. Among the newest products of the brand are also monitors, motherboards and peripherals, as well as the ASUS PINBO robot, designed o teach kids STEAM learning and the basics of robotics programming.

However, not only the giants of the industry can boast of solid achievements. Imagine a computer that is about the size of an external USB drive. Yes, that's exactly what Zotac's ZBOX series of actively cooled mini PCs looks like. The Frore System technology used in them allows heat to be dissipated through fast airflow with maximum savings in the size of the device. These Pocket PCs feature an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB LPDDR5 memory, and an M.2 SSD.

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Keynotes by top managers of the industry

Nvidia will be making a big presentation at Computex 2023 with a keynote by CEO Jensen Huang. He will focus on Omniverse, generative AI and accelerated computing and how they are being implemented in various industries. In addition, Huang promised to talk about how developers and startups can create applications for these processes. His speech will take place on May 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Another keynote will be from Supermicro CEO Charles Liang, which will focus heavily on Artificial Intelligence and green sustainable solutions. Among Supermicro's exhibits, incidentally, we'll see the latest NVIDIA H100 graphics accelerators, as well as 4th generation AMD EPYC processors and a range of the latest servers.

AMD is also rumored to be showing some of its Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards at the show, and it's likely that those will be the Radeon RX 7600 and RX 7700 XT. In addition to the actual technological aspects, the exhibition will reflect price trends in the market. As Igor'sLAB notes, manufacturers of cards and other types of equipment are increasingly segmenting their products by price categories and, in general, are showing a wait-and-see attitude with new releases, due to the inflation.

Where to watch online Computex 2023 events

The conference will stream the main events on its official website, and later they can be watched in the recording.