Computex 2018 | 5th – 6th June Taipei
That’s a wrap for the XMOS team and what a giant of a show this was.
Computex offered an eye-popping array of future-gazing technology. Where to start? Maybe the laptop with a touchpad that doubles as a second display – clever. Or the new PCs that are packed with powerful components – impressive. One of the things that caught our eye was the PC case with voice-controlled lighting. We’ve seen a big shift in voice enabled products since MWC and it was all on display here at Computex.
And where better place for XMOS to be than right in the middle of it all. The days passed all to quickly in a whirlwind of meetings. We met with global giants and smart start-ups – and they were all focused on voice-enabled products and the need for a more conversational human machine interface.
We showcased our VocalFusion range which offers both mono-AEC and a stereo-AEC solutions and linear and mono microphone array configurations. From our discussions with clients, it’s clear that smart speakers are still very much in demand but there’s an increasing pull for voice-enabled soundbars, media-streamers and TVs. Voice is moving to the edge of the room.
This led to some very exciting discussions around our technology roadmap. We’re working on a ‘thin-client’ solution – a game-changer, both for form factor and price point. Driving down costs while increasing implementation possibilities will help make voice ubiquitous.
And if we can readily talk to technology then we open up a world of exciting possibilities. For now though, it’s goodbye Taipei and thank you to everyone who visited with us at Computex. And maybe time for one last bubble tea.