The 48th Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS 2022) and 5th Taiwan International AIoT Show (AIoT Taiwan 2022) concluded on Oct. 28 its three-day physical exhibition. Most importantly, the twin events managed to gather Taiwan’s electronic equipment manufacturers under one roof.
Accordingly, the events drew about 160 companies and organizations, including electric and electronic components manufacturers and information and communications industry-related companies that represent Taiwan. Moreover, exhibitors highlighted cutting-edge digital technologies and applications, including metaverse, a virtual space on the Internet, and artificial intelligence (AI) that link with IoT (AIoT).
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which supports the promotion of Taiwan’s external trades and investments, and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), organized the event.
TAITRONICS 2022 and AIoT Taiwan 2022 were among the first events in Taiwan that have drawn huge attendees since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, the events happened days after Taiwan lifted the three-day isolation requirement entering the said territory.
To recall, the 2021 edition was a combination of hybrid and in-person exhibitions. Nonetheless, the 2022 edition gathered 310 exhibitors, which is 1.5-fold of the 208 exhibitors that took part in 2021.
From Japan, Panasonic Taiwan Co., Ltd., Nagano Industrial Promotion Organization, as well as Nagano-based Cleanvy Corporation and NIHON MICRON CO., LTD., took part in the events. Companies from the United States, India, Germany, Poland, and Mexico also set up their booths side by side.
The events carried the theme Creating a New Era with Advanced Electronics.
In the venue, exhibitors showcased their booths under one of nine themes. They included cloud IoT; smart manufacturing; recreation of local districts; as well as ESG and renewable energy. These categories gained attention as the new standard that tackles environment, society, and corporate governance.
Moreover, as among the highlights of the events, exhibitors focused on metaverse-related demonstrations. In addition, there was a focus as well on technologies related to AIoT, which merges AI and IoT.
Metaverse and Extended Reality Research Center, National Taipei University of Technology highlighted metaverse application technologies. This included a virtual boxing training machine, which employed a trainer that instructs the user in a remote location, and a machine that supports rehabilitation of the elderly.
Furthermore, the events also featured many forums that featured professionals who have international connections with Taiwan’s business operators and have acquired advanced AIoT technologies.
Representatives from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Microsoft Corporation graced these forums. In addition, attendees exchanged opinions on the effects of AIoT to the production process and the promotion of beyond 5G or 6G.
James Huang, Chairman of TAITRA, said, “We would like to continue to hold coming exhibitions in the hybrid format, making efforts to increase the number of visitors to in-person exhibitions to the pre-pandemic level in 2019.” In addition, Huang expressed optimism on the growing interests toward in-person exhibitions.
Online events of TAITRONICS 2022 and AIoT Taiwan 2022 will continue until November 8.