The organizers of Computex had previously announced that they had postponed this year’s event to September 28-30 due to COVID-19 concerns, but now, it’s beginning to look like the show won’t happen at all. According to DigiTimes’s sources, major vendors such as Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA have begun contemplating a full withdrawal from the annual expo.
“Asustek Computer said it is currently still following its existing plans for the event,” reported DigiTimes. “But Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), TUL and Chaintech have all decided to be absent from the tradeshow.”
Many of these manufacturers have presumably begun plotting online launches, which might comprise prerecorded or livestreamed announcements.
“To continue to service exhibitors and visitors around the world while taking into account the health and safety of all participants, COMPUTEX is rescheduled to September 28-30, at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2) and will present 5G and communication, smart solutions, gaming, and InnoVEX (startups),” Computex wrote in its original announcement.
“According to McKinsey’s latest epidemic report, the epidemic in China and East Asia will be controlled at the beginning of the second quarter, and the epidemic situation in Europe and the United States will slow down in June. TAITRA will enhance inviting global visitors to attend COMPUTEX in September through its 63 overseas offices.”