Computex 2020 gets pushed back to late September because of coronavirus

At this point, we wouldn't blame you if you're tired of hearing about events being canceled because of the current coronavirus outbreak. After major tech conferences like Mobile World Congress and the Game Developers Conference were canceled or postponed, it's now time for Computex to be affected.

Unlike Mobile World Congress, Computex 2020 isn't being canceled - at least, not yet. Instead, the organizer announced that Computex will take place from September 28 through 30, instead of the planned date of June 2-6. The initial planned date will still serve to host an online exhibition for partners, but the bigger part of the event will be significantly delayed, pushing it even past the planned date for IFA 2020, assuming that event doesn't get delayed as well.

Computex is a major tech event, specifically revolving PCs, and it often serves as a platform for major announcements. Last year, Intel introduced the Intel Core i9-9900KS and AMD introduced the highly-anticipated third-generation Ryzen processors, the first desktop processors built on a 7nm process. The event takes place in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

As we've seen with MWC, this kind of cancellation or delay is likely to affect the timing of announcements that would otherwise come during or ahead of the event. HMD Global, for example, didn't announce its new phones until last week, and we'll probably see companies wait a little longer to make announcements that would have been at Computex.

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