Things aren't looking good for Computex 2020. Originally set to take place in early June 2020 in Taiwan, the event got rescheduled to September 28-30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That date seemed very optimistic back in March and is becoming very unrealistic as the coronavirus continues to sweep around the globe.
DigiTimes heard rumors that a lot of big manufacturers have decided to skip this year's edition. This includes heavy weights like AMD, Intel and NVIDIA, as well as most motherboard and video card makers. The only exception seems to be ASUS, which is still keen on going to Computex.
Asustek Computer said it is currently still following its existing plans for the event. But Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI), Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), TUL and Chaintech have all decided to be absent from the tradeshow.
Intel only noted that its employees, clients and their families as well as the ecosystem's health and benefits are the top priority during the pandemic.
Instead of a physical event, most companies will switch to online presentations. Given the severity of the pandemic, a cancellation of Computex 2020 seems highly likely.