Computex 2020 Canceled? Companies Call for Postponement as Taiwan Bans Foreign Visitors

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Computex, the world’s biggest computer show, is probably canceled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While no official decision has been made, a report by DIGITIMES suggests that it’s all but inevitable, as Taiwan has banned the entry of foreign visitors. That alone eliminates a ton of exhibitors, as well as press and other participants.

Taiwanese companies are asking Computex’s organizers – the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Compute Association (TCA) – to postpone the show from its original date (June 2-6), but a full cancellation seems in order, as many nationals have already pulled out.

VideoCardz had suggested that AMD may have been planning to unveil its high-performance, RDNA 2-powered “Big Navi” graphics card at Computex. Maybe that’ll be unwrapped in a virtual event.

Tsing Mui
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