Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Taiwan's COMPUTEX 2016 Brings New Focus to IoT

Taiwan's annual COMPUTEX tradeshow for information technologies opened in Taipei with a big push for IoT solutions. More than 160 exhibitors are displaying the newest in IoT and smart tech applications with emphases on home and entertainment, smart security control, smart car and automotive electronics, wearables and 3D printing.

Qualcomm introduced its latest Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor featuring integrated 4G LTE and its IZat location technology. The processor, which targets wearables such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories, can sync with all four satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo). The global multi-mode 4G LTE CAT 1 modem supports data transfers speeds up to 10Mbps, and works with most networks including LTE FDD, LTE TDD, TD-SCDMA and GSM.

Taiwan's newly-inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen remarked, “The IoT era is coming strong. Taiwan must focus on the integration of hardware and software along with low volume high variety manufacturing capabilities.” President Tsai also said that her government will develop an “Asia Silicon Valley” initiative to stimulate IoT growth and continue building a smart, digital country."


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