ANNUAL SHOW:The trade fair will be held in three of the Taiwan World Trade Center’s halls and the Taipei International Convention Center from tomorrow through Saturday
Date: Jun 01, 2015
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
The Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices are still the major trends for this
year’s Computex Taipei, having become more mature than a year ago, analysts said.
“While there was a lot of noise about Apple’s Inc’s Apple Watch in terms of demand and supply, we are positive about wearable device market,” JPMorgan Securities Ltd analysts led by William Chen (陳威元) said in a report released on Tuesday.
JPMorgan forecast the market value of wearable devices, which range from smart watches, smart bracelets to smart glasses and even smart garments, would grow to US$40 billion by 2020.
International Data Corp (IDC) predicted global wearable device shipments would hit 45.70 million units this year, with smart wristwear devices accounting for about 90 percent of total shipments, compared with 19.60 million units last year. [FULL STORY]