Computex Taipei will present awards in five different categories on Monday to top international innovators and designers in the field of information technology, the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) said yesterday.
A total of 20 finalists have been chosen from 147 entries from the US, South Korea, China and Taiwan, TAITRA said.
The panel of judges include IT and design professionals such as Gerhard Seizer and Marc Nagel from Germany, Hiroaki Tanaka from Japan, Gideon Loewy from Denmark, and Lawrence Weng from Taiwan, it said.
The awards will be presented ahead of Computex Taipei 2009 — one of the world’s leading information technology shows — and the products will be displayed at the fair, which will be held from June 2 through June 6 at the Taipei World Trade Center in Xinyi (信義) and Nangang (南港) districts.
TAITRA, which is organizing Computex Taipei 2009, said in a press release that the winning entries will be selected from several categories, including IT products, components and parts, computer systems, computer peripheral equipment, optoelectronic displays and audio visual equipment.
“The five winners will be chosen based on the highest standards and the strictest requirements, taking into consideration aspects such as innovation, design, quality, material, function, safety and brand value,” TAITRA said.
The announcement will be made on Monday at an international press conference ahead of the technology show, it said.
Computex Taipei is Asia’s biggest IT exhibition and the world’s leading procurement platform for information and communication technology products.
This year’s exhibition, co-hosted by the German company International Forum Design, is expected to attract about 35,000 international buyers and 1,700 exhibitors and generate US$20 billion in business.
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