Smart technology on show
Computex Taipei will focus this year on smart living technologies and applications, from 3D printers to wearable devices, according to one of the organizers. About 1,700 exhibitors will present the newest advancements in hardware, as well as applications to make life more convenient from June 3 to 7, the Taipei Computer Association (台北市電腦公會) said.
Notebook sales to fall
Morgan Stanley forecast notebook computer shipments from the top five original design manufacturers during the second quarter would drop 5 percent year-on-year to 32.3 million units, following the disappointing shipments of 11.3 million units last month. “June will be key to monitor for notebook momentum in the second quarter, as PC brands will launch new products by the end of the second quarter,” Jasmine Lu (呂智穎), head of Taiwan research at Morgan Stanley, said last week.
Carrier to launch new route
Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air is scheduled to launch a new Taipei-Ho Chi Minh City route in mid-June, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said on Thursday last week. VietJet Air will be the fourth airline to run passenger services between Taiwan and Vietnam after China Airlines Ltd (中華航空), EVA Airways Corp (長榮航空) and Vietnam Airlines. It will be the 14th foreign budget carrier to fly to Taiwan.