TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--COMPUTEX, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain, IoT and startup ecosystems, will feature at its iStylei exhibit a collection of Apple®ii MFi certified products and accessories for those seeking to complement their iPhone®, iPad® or Apple Watch®iii. The iStyle exhibit, along with SmarTEX (featuring IoT and smart applications) and InnoVEX (for innovative startups) returns to COMPUTEX following a successful debut at COMPUTEX 2016.
COMPUTEX is an ideal venue for the iStyle exhibit, as contracted Taiwan electronics manufacturers are a dominant force in the Apple supply chain. Over 68 percent of Taiwan’s mobile phone shipments valuing more than US$15 billion were iPhone related, according to the Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC)iv. All iStyle exhibitors will showcase MFi certified products, meaning they have been specifically designed and certified for use with the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, ensuring quality and compatibility.
“iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch are central to many lives for information, entertainment, and connection to others. They are also important in global economies, from development to consumers,” said Walter Yeh, president and CEO of COMPUTEX organizer TAITRA. “The iStyle exhibit reflects how these revolutionary devices have become a way of life. In combination with our SmarTEX IoT, InnoVEX startup, and Gaming & VR exhibits, iStyle showcases the technologies shaping our lives today and in the future.”
Market research firm Technavio forecasts the global accessories and peripherals market for smartphones and tablets will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 percent from 2016 to 2020.v That is good news for iStyle exhibitors at COMPUTEX 2017 such as Aukey International, Consonance Technology, Gopod Group, Shenzhen Geshem Technology, and Simya Electronics Technology.
iStyle will be in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1.
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About COMPUTEX TAIPEI (also called COMPUTEX):
Established in 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is the leading global ICT and IoT show with a complete supply chain and ecosystems. Co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), COMPUTEX, based upon Taiwan’s complete ICT clusters, covers the whole spectrum of the ICT industry, from established brands to startups and from ICT supply chain to IoT ecosystems. With strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities and IPR protection, Taiwan is a strategic destination for foreign companies and investors looking for partners in global technology ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX on its website at www.computextaipei.com.tw and on Twitter @computex_taipei using the hashtag #COMPUTEX.
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.
TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, and 60 overseas branch offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.
In addition to organizing trade delegations & providing customized procurement services, TAITRA also hosts more than 35 international trade shows annually in Taipei and in Kaohsiung. In 2016, 11,128 exhibitors and 83,807 international visitors took part in these events.
i iStyle is an independent entity and has not been
authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc.
ii Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc.
iii iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
iv Taiwan Business Institute. “The Apple of Taiwan’s Eye: Taiwan’s Growing Role in Apple’s Supply Chain.” 8/12/15.
v Technavio. “Global Accessories and Peripherals Market for Smartphones and Tablets 2016-2020.” May, 2016