04 Jun 2024     

COMPUTEX 2024 Builds a Global Digital Transformation Supply Chain, NVIDIA AI Enterprise Awarded the Best Choice of the Year Award

Asia’s leading B2B ICT event, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is officially started today on June 4 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Halls 1 and 2. As one of the organizers, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated that the main theme of COMPUTEX 2024 is Connecting AI with focus on the development of generative AI (GenAI) with 6 major topics: AI Computing, Advanced Connectivity, Future Mobility, Immersive Reality, Sustainability, and Innovations.

A total of 1500 domestic and international exhibitors from 36 countries and regions. They will showcase their latest products including AI PCs, AI Servers, Gen AI computing, EVs, Wi-Fi 7 products, satellite communication products, green tech products, energy storage systems, etc. The exhibitors will also promote digital transformation solutions for applications such as smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, digital health, smart retail, and net-zero.

The major tech companies joining COMPUTEX 2024 include: Acer, ADATA, AIC, AMD, Ampere, Amphenol, Arm, ASRock, ASUSTeK, ATEN, AWS, BenQ, Chaintech, Chenbro, Clientron, Cooler Master, Delta, ECS, ESSENCORE, G.SKILL, GIGABYTE, GOOGLE, Hanmi Micronics, Ingrasys, Innodisk, Intel, InWin, ITRI, KIOXIA, Kneron, Micron, MSI, Newegg, NVIDIA, NXP, Palit, Patriot, Phison, PNY, Posiflex, Pro Gamersware QCT, Quanta, Realtek, Seagate, Sea Sonic, Shuttle, Silicon Motion, Silicon Power, Super Micro, Synopsys, TADA, TCL MOKA, Team Group, Thermaltake, Transcend, Trend Micro, V-Color, Wiwynn, YFC-BonEagle, Zalman, ZOTAC, and more.

Positioned as the innovation hub of Asia, the event gathered 400 startups from over 30 countries and regions. The event focuses on 4 major themes including AI, smart mobility, semiconductor applications, and green tech. This year, InnoVEX is joined by a record high of exhibitors, with AI startups making up a majority of the exhibitors. InnoVEX 2024 features national pavilions from 7 countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, India, Indonesia, and Japan. There are also pavilions organized by accelerators, incubators, and academia such as the Startup Innovation platform organized by the Small and Medium Enterprise and Startup Administration (SMESA), the Taiwan Research Institute Entrepreneur Ecosystem program (TREE Program) pavilion, the Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) pavilion, the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) pavilion, Garage+ pavilion, StarFab pavilion, and more. In total, 23 pavilions will join InnoVEX 2024.

Major International Tech Companies Various Forum Session as the Global Demand for AI Powered Digital Transformation Continues to Grow

TCA stated that the research firm Gartner published a report stating that the global IT spending is expected to total $5.06 trillion in 2024, an increase of 8% from 2023. The value is expected to reach USD 8 trillion in 2030. This significant growth is driven by generative AI (GenAI), including IT services and data center expenditures which focus on digital transformation and GenAI computing needs.

Promoting the growing demand for AI and digital transformation products and solutions, COMPUTEX and InnoVEX will host multiple forums covering various vertical AI application scenarios featuring speakers representing various world leading companies and industry experts including: AMD, Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek, Supermicro, NXP, NVIDIA, Arm, Delta, Google, Renesas, Cadence, Synopsys, AWS, Micron, Seagate, PHISON, Kneron, Etron, KPMG, Uber, Nokia Technologies, RANOVUS, Ampere Computing, Untether AI, Tata Consultancy Services, and more.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise Wins the Best Choice of the Year Award 2024

As the official award of COMPUTEX, the Best Choice Award (BC Award) has served as a reliable purchasing guide for international buyers. The winner of the highest honor, the Best Choice of the Year Award was announced during the opening of COMPUTEX 2024 on June 4. This year, the winner is NVIDIA AI Enterprise.

The judge panel stated that the NVIDIA AI Enterprise is an end-to-end software platform and corporations can use the open and free NGC library for trial-and-error testing when developing their own AI models. The easy-to-use microservices provide optimized model performance with enterprise-grade security, support, and stability to ensure a smooth transition from prototype to production for enterprises that run their businesses on AI. During actual deployment, it can be converted to a more secure and stable platform and it will protect company data and intellectual property with ongoing monitoring for security vulnerabilities and ownership of model customizations. It won the award because it can effectively accelerate development of product-level GenAI applications to meet the needs of the global AI market and has excellent market potential.

TCA stated that the winners of this year’s BC Award include AI PCs, AI servers, gaming products, cybersecurity solutions, automotive chips, smart medical solutions, as well as products focusing on sustainability and other fields which support the global demands for AI digital transformation.

BC Award Sustainable Tech Special Award Promotes Sustainability and Circular Economy

TCA stated that the Sustainable Tech Special Award was established to promote environmental sustainability, which is one of the key elements of the ESG trend. Following international standards, the judging criteria for this award focuses on: Material Usage, Chemical Inclusion, and Climate Change Impact. The award-winning products not only used environmentally friendly or renewable materials, but also focused on efficient energy consumption and heat dissipation as well as employing sustainable concepts to meet the demands for green procurement and circular economy.

These features will be more important as new technologies and tech trends require more power and cooling. For example, AI servers consume a significant amount of power and require sufficient cooling and conventional air or fan cooling might no longer be enough. In this scenario, the Super Micro DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) Solution will be able to provide users with a much more efficient cooling. As liquid coolant offers better heat dissipation than air, the system can provide the necessary cooling while reducing energy demand and carbon emissions. The modular design also provides convenience for maintenance and repairs.

Another award-winning product, the MSI Cubi NUC series mini PC is made with 92% renewable energy and rPET eco-friendly materials and packaged in FSC-certified paper. While in use, the one-click power-saving function and energy cost calculator make the energy-saving process transparent and easy to understand. The product manual can be accessed via QR code to save paper and business lease programs are planned for the US and Germany to facilitate circular economy and promote product & materials reuse & recycling.

COMPUTEX Showcases the Strength of the Global Gaming Product Supply Chain

TCA shared that according to a report from NewZoo, the global PC and console gaming revenues grew by 3.1% in 2023, reaching USD 94 billion and is expected to reach USD 134 billion by 2026.

As PC games, audio-visual editing, and complex AI calculations still require the support of powerful gaming PCs, these products remain popular. In fact, nearly 20% of this year’s award-winning products are related to gaming, including Acer’s Predator Helios 18 gaming laptop, the Acer Predator Z57 MiniLED monitor, ASUS ROG Matrix RTX™ 4090 graphics card, ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16 laptop, ROG Ally (2023) handheld console, MSI GeForce RTX™ 4090 24G SUPRIM FUZION graphics card, MSI Claw handheld console, and ZOTAC ZBOX EGB AD3500 External GPU Box.

BC Award Winning Products will be Displayed in TaiNEX 1, 1F and Feature TCA 50th Anniversary Special Event

TCA stated that to promote the award-winning products and generate interest from buyers and visitors from around the world, the award winners will be displayed on the BC Award pavilion at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNEX) Hall 1, 1F, booth number I0307. Buyers and professionals both domestic and international are welcome to visit the pavilion. Visitors can also join the special event celebrating TCA’s 50th anniversary special event in the pavilion.