The 1996 Computex pulled close to 48,000 visitors and 714 exhibitors, and the show is firmly ensconced as the epicentre of the clone industry. CETRA, which organises the event, expect 40 per cent of visitors to the 17th Computex to come from overseas.
1996 Taiwan IT exports are expected to total $24 billion, with 20.8 per cent of global hardware manufacturing located there, according to CETRA. The show also attracts other south-east Asian manufacturers from Japan, China, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and several other countries.
Computex '97 will run from June 3-7.