DigiTimes heard several well-known Taiwanese firms will not attend CeBIT 2009, since recent trade shows haven't provided as much of a marketing benefit as in earlier years. The site notes AMD and motherboard makers Gigabyte, ECS, and Albatron won't have an official booth at CeBIT, instead the firms will rent private rooms for visitors.
Motherboard makers including Gigabyte Technology, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Albatron Technology will not have an official booth at CeBIT, but will still rent private rooms for visitors.
In addition to motherboard makers, several Taiwan-based companies have decided they will not attend largely because of booth-raids conducted by the German police during CeBIT 2008 due to patent issues.
It is said that AMD is also not planning to set up an official booth, but will still rent a convention room for visitors. Currently, AMD is not listed on CeBIT's exhibitor's list.