2015, Companies, Computex Taipei, Event, Intel, VR World

Computex 2015: 65-core Smartphone Spotted in Intel Press Room


Mobile cores are growing. But really, what do you really need them all for?


2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Taiwan

Computex 2015 Kicks Off Monday June 1, 2015 in Taipei


The PC hardware industry’s most important trade show starts this week in Taiwan.


Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, VR World

Facebook Plans to Launch a Taipei Office


Taiwan’s vice premier is urging Facebook to set up a data center in Taiwan, while Facebook is planning to launch a new Taipei office.


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Taiwan’s Economy Growing Fast as Demand for PCs and Mobile Remains Steady

Taipei's skyline at night. (Photo: Luke Ma/Flickr)

The “comeback” of the PC sector and steady demand for mobile devices means a solid year of economic growth for Taiwan, a new report says. Taiwan’s economy is expected to grow at 3.27% in 2014, according to a report released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics in July. This comes just over official government goals of 2.8% annual growth. These numbers were recently corroborated by data from a report by the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo) World Economic Survey released earlier this month. The group was optimistic about Taiwan’s prospects in the second half of the year. In addition, Taiwan’s industrial economic


2014, Analysis, Business, Comic-Con, Enterprise, Event, Hardware, Opinion, VR World

Post-Computex Blues – Yet Another Bloodbath on the Horizon

Computex Taipei_1000

Or… The Vendors Never Learn It’s been a full 2 weeks now since the end of Computex, and the associated roaming around Greater China and certain (mostly Chinese speaking too) neighboring realms. This being at the very least fifteenth Computex for me, I didn’t bother much with press conferences and such, but checking the show floor to see what’s really going on, and then do a real check with selected vendors after the event is done with. The Taiwanese, with diminishing focus on high end ‘added value’ PC stuff, moving towards mainstream consumer things with corresponding reduction in differentiation and ability to charge larger margins,


2014, Comic-Con, Event, Gaming, Hardware, VR World

Gigabyte Suite at Computex 2014, Mountains of Motherboards

Gigabyte Gaming Motherboards

As we had already covered most of what Gigabyte already had to announce from their new 9 series motherboards at the beginning of Computex, we were interested to see exactly what Gigabyte had to show us at their suite on the 36th floor of Taipei 101 (somewhere about 1/3 of the way up). After we got to their suite, we were greeted by Gigabyte’s Irene Huang, who graciously showed us around Gigabyte’s suite and introduced us to their full line of motherboards that they had announced earlier in the week. The first thing that caught our attention was Gigabyte’s walls of motherboards, with their new


2014, Comic-Con, Event, Hardware, Opinion, Smart Home

Computex from a Woman’s Perspective, Part I

Computex Taipei 2014 Intro Page

When I found out that I’m actually going to Computex Taipei 2014, my first thought was – well, nothing. The fact is that through all of my journalist years I’ve heard news bits about an IT conference that is held in Taiwan every year for the last 33 years. Somehow, I couldn’t imagine myself being actually there on that very spot. I’m aware that as for all of you BSN readers, I don’t have to explain what it’s all about. Somehow though, I still like to think that I’m not the only one who’s been IT ignorant so maybe this typically chick-lit text will find


3D, AMD, Business, Companies, CPU, Graphics, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Microsoft, Software Programs

New “nForce for AMD” chipsets take shape under GeForce name

Last week, Chinese site Expreview.com published a story about the new generation of nForce chipsets for AMD processors. We managed to find more details through course of the weekend. For starters, the lineup will consist out of three (not two) chipsets with various capabilities. MCP82-S1, MCP82-S2 and MCP82-S3 will round the lineup, all targeting their respective markets (high-end, mainstream and entry-level). The S1 and S2 will support SLI, while S3 targets lucrative OEM/ODM deals – our sources indicate that this variant will be pitched as a successor to GeForce 6150 line that conquered many Dells, HPs and Acers out there. MCP82-S1 targets the high-end, with