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Israeli firms seek to work together with Taiwanese partners

TAIPEI -- Israeli high-tech companies that are showcasing their products at the annual COMPUTEX trade show in Taipei said that they are looking to forge partnerships with Taiwanese firms.

One of the first-time Israeli exhibitors, software firm A.I. type, said it is seeking cooperation with phone and tablet manufacturers in Taiwan.

A.I. type develops smart input software with advanced context aware, cloud based features. For example, it has a smart keyboard that allows a faster, more engaging type experience on Android-powered mobile devices.

“We try to make the environment and every experience more friendly and more fluid,” the company's co founder and CEO Eitan Fitusi told CNA at the Israeli pavilion at COMPUTEX, as he displayed the features of the smart keyboard.

“We predict better and correct better” than other solutions, Fitusi said, adding that the smart keyboard has a customized feature that allows users to choose from different colors and backgrounds.

The solution supports more than 35 languages, including Mandarin Chinese, he said.

Another Israeli company eyeSight is showcasing its solutions for wearable devices and technology that boasts high-accuracy fingertip tracking, according to its marketing director Liat Rostock.

The company is a provider of software based gesture recognition technology, which allows mobile phones, tablets, PCs, TVs to be controlled- touch-free, with just a swipe of a hand.

EyeSight is working with another Israeli company to launch a product similar to Google Glass, but with a bigger screen, and also hopes to cooperate with Taiwanese PC and chip manufacturers, Rostock said.

She mentioned particular interest in companies such as Asustek Computer Inc. and Acer Inc.

“Taiwan is a very important market for us,” Rostock said.

She said her company has participated before in COMPUTEX, which she described as “the most important event” in Asia for eyeSight.

There are 11 Israeli companies at the world's second largest computer show, six of which are first-time exhibitors in Taiwan, according to the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.

Computex Taipei is being held at Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei International Convention Center and Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Halls 1 and 3 from June 3 7.

The five-day computer show features 1,710 exhibitors and is expected to draw over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international buyers, according to the organizers.

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