Computex 2020 is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic
The new coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of yet another traditional event on the technology market. This time, the Computex 2020 is canceled.
The information was confirmed by the organizers of the fair, TAITRA, and TCA. The Computex 2020 had undergone a delay: he went from June to September this year, but the current situation of the spread of COVID-19 around the world still not a feasible achievement. Taiwan’s borders, where conferences are traditionally held, were closed in March in an attempt to stem the spread of the pandemic in the region.
In the official statement, the organization cites problems “in the major economic sectors of the world” and the situation of the pandemic itself as reasons for cancellation – after all, several countries have limited travel or closed borders, which would also drastically reduce the amount of participants. In place of the event, lectures and online demonstrations will be held throughout this month by some of the partner companies. The date of next year’s edition is already confirmed: between 1st and 5th June 2021.
Other fairs in the sector were canceled for the same reason, such as MWC 2020, E3, and Google I / O 2020, for example. The WWDC 2020 and Microsoft Build 2020 opted for completely online programming.
Already the IFA 2020 found a limited way to carry out the conference in person, with Germany already in advanced stages virus containment.
Computex is one of the most important fairs in the industry’s annual calendar, with several hardware and semiconductor companies presenting novelties in products and components. Last year, for example, Intel and AMD unveiled new generations of processors, while MSI announced a top-of-the-line gaming laptop.
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