Computex is the largest ICT trade show in Asia, and the second largest in the world. 2014 is the 34th year that this event has been running and there will be approximately 130,000 visitors to show, of which 38,000 will be international visitors. There are 1700 exhibitors spread out across several exhibition halls, in two main areas. The first of which is in the area of In addition to the exhibition halls many companies also take over areas of the major local hotels for showing demos and setting up the many customer meetings that will take place over the week.
The show officially started on the Tuesday of this week, and ARM held a press conference on the Monday just prior to event getting starting. ARM announced at the press conference, that was also attended by San-Cheng Chang, Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Tyzz-Jiun Duh, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan (MOEA), the establishment of a new CPU design centre here in Taiwan, the fourth worldwide, to design the next generation of CPU cores in the Cortex-M series and to further enable ARM success in the Wearables, Internet Of Things (IoT) and embedded applications markets.
I spoke with noelhurley about Wearables and IoT and what the opening of the CPU design centre will mean for ARM.
The full video of the Press Conference presented by iandrew and Noel is available here.
As I said earlier, the event got underway in earnest on the Tuesday and I met with Steven Lu, Senior Director Product Management Division at Wiwynn where I found out more details about the SV118 product family based on the ARMv7-A based Marvell Armada XP MV78460 processor.
Over at the W Hotel, I met with Leon Farasati, Staff Product Manager Snapdragon Dev Platforms at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Leon gave me a great overview of some of the new products and markets that are being enabled by the latest Snapdragon technology, including a glasses free 4K 3D television. Leon also introduced me to the DragonBoard platform which is a development kit based on the Snapdragon processor, which enables you to ' take advantage of pins, connectors, adapters and expansion headers to tap into its functionality in your own product development efforts' [Source DragonBoard Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A Mobile Development Board ]
Cavium held a press conference on the Tuesday where they announced the ThunderX Data Center & Cloud Processors. simonsegars, CEO ARM, opened the presentation with a talk on how the changes in the way the use of Cloud technology has enabled lots of new ARMv8-A 64-bit technology to be introduced into the server space. Cavium described four classes of product, each with up to 48 ARMv8-A 64-bit processors, with up to 2.5 GHz core frequency, optimized with difference accelerators for specific workloads, a modern day example of the division of labour, which include compute, storage, network and security applications. More details are available at Cavium ThunderX™ ARM Processors
More ARM Computex 2014 video playlist can be found here Computex 2014 - YouTube