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Next wave of wearables slated for the Computex spotlight

Agam Shah | May 29, 2014
Tablet and laptop makers will also use the Taiwan trade show to highlight their latest products

Intel also plans to show off its first reference PC with a fifth-generation Core processor code-named Broadwell, which will appear in computers starting in the second half of this year. But the chip maker won't talk extensively about Broadwell, which has already been delayed multiple times.

AMD will also announce Kaveri mobile chips next week as it tries to chase Intel's Haswell chips in laptops.

The first motherboards with support for the faster and more power-efficient DDR4 memory will also show up. Gaming rigs and servers with DDR4 memory are expected to become available in the second half this year.

Regarding peripherals, the first USB 3.1 cables may be shown, while some Thunderbolt surprises may be in store. Last year, Intel showed off a 128GB Thunderbolt flash drive, the first of its kind, but the device hasn't yet been released. Intel for years has been trying to push wireless charging with its PCs and is expected to shed more light on the technology.

XYZPrinting, which sells the $499 Da Vinci 3D printer, will be one of the big-name 3D printing companies at the show.

About 130,000 attendees are expected, with 1,700 exhibitors at the show. Computex is organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Taiwan Computer Association.

 

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