This year’s Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS) and the Taiwan International AIoT Show (AIoT Taiwan), organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), are to be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (TaiNEX 1) from Oct. 16 to 18 with the theme of “Advancing AIoT, Innovating the Tech Future.” About 15,000 professional buyers are expected to attend the shows, where domestic and international manufacturers of electronics components, electrical equipment, instruments and other devices will showcase artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications that feature greater integration between areas such as security, storage and medical testing.
A new era in IoT and AI
Innovative technologies such as cloud computing, big data analysis, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) have been widely adopted amid global technological development and industrial upgrades. The convergence of AI and IoT is propelling development of semiconductors, 5G, edge computing, autonomous driving and other fields, heralding the advent of the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) era.
After its successful debut in 2018, AIoT Taiwan is to bring together well-known industry players this year to present innovative solutions based on IoT and cloud-based analytics for smart technologies in homes, retail and factories. Those big-name companies include Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone Telecommunications, TWM Solution, Kenmec Mechanical Engineering, Mobiletron, Protech Systems and Syscom Group.
TAITRONICS, this year in its 45th edition, is to feature five exhibition areas: Cells, Batteries & Power Supplies; Electronic Components & Parts; LED Lighting & Applications; Industrial Process & Automation Equipment; and Meters & Instruments. The show is to count on the participation of numerous well-known domestic manufacturers, including GW Instek, AcBel Polytech, Chroma ATE, Inventec, MKS, Taro, Tenmars Electronics, TES Electrical Electronic and Yicheng. The exhibition not only connects the entire industrial supply chain, but also showcases Taiwan’s upstream, midstream and downstream manufacturers, and serves as the best platform to achieve a more complete vertical integration. One of the biggest highlights of this year’s expo is the five feature pavilions. The DO IT Today – Innovative Technology Pavilion will be promoting the latest advancements in virtual technology, while the Cloud Computing & IoT Association In Taiwan – Cloud And IoT Pavilion is to showcase the newest in facial recognition technology. In addition, the Taiwan Energy Storage System Industry Pavilion aims to increase job opportunities in the renewable energy market with solutions such as a smart community power grid, and the Smart Living & Health Care Center features state-of-the-art AIoT health and medical devices. Finally, the Smart City Pavilion Enabled By AIoT focuses on providing faster, more efficient application services to the general public.
Showcasing stunning innovation
In order to expand the applications of AIoT, the exhibition is to feature the third edition of the Innovative Smart Application Competition, which aims to encourage manufacturers to embrace software and hardware integration, as well as cross-border innovation. A selection of 12 IoT applications are to be displayed at the competition’s exhibition area in TaiNEX 1’s Zone K. For example, with the goal of providing businesses with a platform that consolidates information security and communication integration functions, Mobiletron Electronics created the“Intelligent Production Visualization IoT Platform.” The product has the capability to connect voice, video and various types of IoT sensors to construct an instant messaging IoT platform through using smart mobile devices. The Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) has established the HackIDB AIoT smart application development pavilion at AIoT Taiwan. NVIDIA, IBM, Microsoft and six startups are to showcase smart manufacturing solutions in areas such as flaw detection, predictive maintenance, smart scheduling, digital twinning and environmental safety risk management. In addition, the IDB’s IoT Integrated Service Center (IisC) is also to hold the IisC Forum at AIoT Taiwan with the aim of fostering new and innovative small and medium-sized enterprises through discussion and exchanges. Representatives of innovation incubators and IoT start-ups from countries such as the Netherlands, Singapore and Malaysia have been invited to share their experiences. Meanwhile, Taiwanese manufacturers will introduce the key resources of the domestic information and communications technology industry, and explore how innovation and the development of IoT products can help break business bottlenecks. The IisC will also showcase a variety of AIoT applications, including smart sockets and switches, virtual reality haptic gloves and millimeter-wave gesture recognition systems. For this year’s exhibition, TAITRA has invited Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary of the Indian Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, who is leading a delegation comprised of representatives of the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), the National Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency (Invest India) and more than 50 members of the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), with the aim of promoting interdisciplinary collaboration with domestic companies to create a new ecosystem that is in line with international standards.