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What is a netbook?
A netbook (a portmanteau of Internet and notebook) is a type of laptop computer originally designed for wireless communication and Internet acess as primary productivity environments.
The early avatars of the netbook have faced difficulty meeting consumer expectations of a "smaller laptop" from netbooks.
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2004-03-24 Motorola establishes R&D center for batteries
Motorola Inc. has set up a product development center in Taiwan that will conduct R&D on, among other research areas, the latest battery products used in mobile handsets, PDAs, and notebook computers, announced Tom Sun, chairman and president of Motorola Taiwan.
2004-01-14 Motorola Energy Systems expands presence in Taiwan
Motorola Inc. has established an Energy Systems Group Design and Manufacturing Center within its Product Development Center in Taiwan.
2012-09-07 MOSFETs, diodes aimed at wireless charging
Toshiba's small signal middle power type Schottky barrier diodes and dual N-channel MOSFETs target wireless power transfer applications for devices such as mobile phones, tablets and notebooks.
2015-10-01 Mobile PCs boost PC market in S'pore in 1H15
Gartner reported that PC shipments in Singapore hit 588,300 units in 1H15, a 12 per cent increase over the same period last year, and are expected to total 1.17 million units for the entire year.
2002-08-06 Mobile PC shipments maintain growth in Q2 2002
Dataquest Inc. has announced that despite the overall number of PC shipments declined in Q2 of 2002, the mobile PC segment managed positive growth.
2006-09-11 Mobile OEMs aim to set battery standard
A group of about nine systems makers will meet this week (Sept. 13) to take the first step toward setting a quality standard for Li-ion batteries.
2003-08-18 Mobile HDDs match desktop counterparts
With current developments in mobile HDDs, notebooks can now be at par with their desktop equivalent without sacrificing battery life.
2011-07-14 Mobile graphics processor touts fastest GPU
AMD claims its Radeon HD 6990M GPU boasts 25-percent higher performance than any other notebook GPU announced.
2004-03-16 Microdrive meets mobile data needs
The mobile market is one of the hottest growth areas in the IT industry today, even in spite of a difficult economy.
2004-07-30 Micro-DIMM memory portfolio empowers sub-notebooks
Infineon Technologies AG is releasing its new DDR-Micro-DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Module) module.
2004-05-05 Makers raise production targets amid rosy forecast
Global production of capacitors is predicted to continue its upward trend through the next four years, according to estimates from Paumanok.
2012-03-07 Li-poly batteries to power more smartphones this year
A recent forecast pegs the penetration rate of lithium-polymer batteries to increase from three percent to more than 15 percent this year.
2004-07-27 LG.Philips to boost production of small LCD panels
LG.Philips LCD Co. Ltd plans on expanding its monthly production output for small panels from two million units to three million units this quarter.
2005-06-09 LG.Philips LCD, H-P ink supply agreement
LG.Philips LCD Co. Inc. has inked a three-year supply agreement with Hewlett-Packard in a move the Korea-based liquid crystal display maker hopes will make it the top supplier of displays for notebook PCs
2006-01-17 LG.Philips LCD unit reports 8-fold profit jump
LG.Philips LCD's Q4 2005 net income jumped to $336.8 million, an eight-fold jump over the same period of 2004. The increase was due mainly to strong demand for high-end LCD TV sets and notebook computers.
2002-05-29 LG Electronics establishes second optical storage factory
LG Electronics has completed construction of its second optical storage manufacturing facility in Huizhou, China.
2005-07-22 Lenovo sales up, but analyst remains wary of IBM merger
Second quarter sales at Lenovo, China's largest PC maker, should be better than expected because of strong demand from Chinese consumers, yet it's still too early to tell whether Lenovo's merger with IBM is a success story, according to Deutsche Bank Securities.
2007-03-06 Lenovo recalls 200,000 battery packs
Lenovo, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the voluntary recall of approximately 205,000 extended-life, 9-cell battery packs.
2009-06-16 LEDs shine bright in notebooks
IMS Research forecasts that the market for LEDs in notebooks will grow from around $200 million in 2008 to over $800 million in 2010.
2003-01-15 Leadtek utilizes Three-Five microdisplay for latest product
Leadtek has selected Three-Five Systems Inc.'s Brillian Z86D-3 Microdisplay for its Leadvision R8060 modular monocular-to-binocular head-mounted display product.
2005-02-07 LCDs: Is it deja vu all over again?
Big money is being spent in the flat-panel display industry, with capital investment having grown annually at a mammoth 70 percent per year over the past seven years, seven times the rate of the semiconductor industry.
2004-08-25 LCD panel oversupply to trigger price cuts
A combination of slower than expected demand and an onslaught of new fab capacity has created an oversupply of large LCD panels, likely stimulating price cuts for at least another quarter, says market research firm iSuppli/Stanford Resources.
2015-09-15 Large-area TFT LCDs profit margin to drop to zero
IHS said the high factory utilisation rates at leading panel makers, and swelling inventories at set makers, are now pressuring prices and margins of large-area TFT LCDs downward.
2010-02-15 Large-area TFT LCD shipments hit 527M in 2009
Large-area TFT LCD panel shipments post a record high of 527 million units in 2009, with strong growth in TV, mini-note and public display applications.
2004-08-02 Large LCD panel prices fall, says DisplaySearch
After 18 months, prices for 10-inch and larger LCD panels have begun to fall, according to DisplaySearch.
2014-01-07 JEDEC rolls DDR4 update prior to general adoption
DDR4 will likely enter the server market next year, with broader adoption by the desktop, notebook and consumer electronics markets closer to 2015.
2007-06-18 Japan drafts Li-ion battery safety guidelines
The battery and PC industries of Japan have jointly hammered out guidelines for the safe use of Li-ion batteries, and presented it to the International Electrotechnical Commission.
2002-06-03 ISSI, Signia ink licensing agreement for Bluetooth products
Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. has entered into a product licensing and manufacturing agreement with Signia Technologies, wherein ISSI will manufacture Bluetooth products developed by Signia.
2005-08-26 Intel, Matsushita team to develop 8-hour battery
Matsushita Battery Ind. Co. and Intel Corp. said they would collaborate to develop batteries able to run a notebook PC for 8 hours without recharging.
2003-03-04 Intel, Etenna partner on antenna solution
Etenna Corp. and Intel Corp. have collaborated to create an antenna solution for high performance wireless-enabled notebook computers.
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