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Major tech firms at Taiwan smart city expo

Chloe Liao, Taipei; Yusin Hu, DIGITIMES Asia 0

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Taiwan-based tech suppliers TSMC, AUO, Delta Electronics, and many others are exhibiting their latest products at the Smart City Summit & Expo held in Taipei from March 22 to 25.

A Kaohsiung edition of th expo will begin on March 24, running until Saturday. Kaohsiung plays a key role in linking Taiwan's supply chain with Southeast Asian countries given its location in southern Taiwan. CPC, ASE Group, and Yang Ming Marine are demonstrating exclusively in Kaohsiung, while motorcycle maker KYMCO will be present at both Taipei and Kaohsiung editions.

Smart city solutions as exports

Vice economics minister Affairs Lin Chuan-neng said 22 cities and counties in Taiwan have been working on developing solutions of smart mobility, smart healthcare, and smart education. Some of them have been adopted by Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. The exhibition serves as a great platform for Southeast Asian countries to collaborate with Taiwanese suppliers to build smart cities on an international scale.

Minister of National Development Council Kung Ming-hsin said the expo is the largest exhibition of IoT solutions in Asia and Taiwan has been a role model in integrating smart city hardware and software.

Supplier highlights

The Taiwan Climate Partnership (TCP), one of the exhibitors, is formed by eight leading tech firms in Taiwan, including TSMC, AUO, Delta, Compal, Acer, Asustek, Pegatron, and Microsoft Taiwan. Present at the TCP's section is the latest low carbon-emitting technologies and smart city solutions. AUO has been developing solar energy management system; Delta is showcasing its power storage installations in a smart city.

TSMC commits to reaching sustainability and zero carbon emissions by 2025, while Compal, Acer, and Asustek focus on producing electronics with recycled materials.

Besides non-emitting technologies, 5G and AI technologies feature a vital part in smart cities. As 5G development matures, applications expand from ordinary uses to industrial uses. The state-run oil company CPC initiated a special project for 5G AIoT trials in one of its storage centers in Kaohsiung and has been developing 5G AIoT technologies that can enhance site security and apply to pipeline and oil tank management.

5G Smart Pole Standard Promotion Alliance said the industrial value of lampposts is estimated at NT$3.4 trillion (US$120 billion) globally, projecting that there will be 100 million smart poles in the world by 2030. About 20 suppliers from the alliance are exhibiting their products.

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