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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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2009-06-26 PC shipments slip 8.1% in Q1
First quarter PC shipments plunged down faster than ever in the last seven years according to iSuppli Corp.
2008-12-22 Nvidia bids to dislodge Intel as rivalry gets ugly
Intel and Nvidia are entering into a new, nasty phase of competition. What's at stake? Only the future of the personal computer.
2009-01-26 Netbooks: good for consumers, bad for the tech economy?
The netbook phenomenon is a good example of what's happening in the broader marketplace: Spendthrift consumers are looking for ways to cut back, and retailers and manufacturers are sometimes having to settle for lower profits as a result.
2009-06-15 Netbooks, UMPCs drive next-gen mobile computing
Despite being forecast to together account for only 19 percent of the notebook PCs shipped in 2009 by IMS Research, netbooks and ultramobile PCs (UMPCs) were the most talked about subjects in the recently concluded Computex Taipei.
2009-05-26 Netbooks to propel mobile broadband uptake
A new study by Pyramid Research reported that the increased sales of netbooks over the next three to five years will result in higher demand for mobile broadband services, driven by the emerging trend of bundling the low-end computers with mobile data services from specific network operators.
2010-05-18 Netbooks to boost notebook sales to 209.5M this year
Sales of notebook PCs is expected to rise a whopping 25.5 percent this year to 209.5 million units driven by growth in netbooks and a new class of low power notebooks.
2009-09-17 Netbooks push laptops to up battery life
Netbooks shook the computing arena as they cost a couple of hundred dollars less than laptops, offered lower performance, as they were supposed to, but offered better battery life.
2009-09-09 Netbooks grow twice as fast as notebooks in Q2 09
Netbooks take 22 percent of Q2 09 portable PC market with 40 percent q-on-q growth, says DisplaySearch.
2009-04-23 Multicore processor tailored for netbooks
Fabless firm ChipWrights Inc. has released the multicore CW5631 SoC for netbook developers struggling to implement successful web video and Linux support without driving costs sky-high.
2009-10-13 Mobile PC arena gets more crowded
Scan the array of products targeting the territory between laptops and mobile phones and you understand why consumers' heads are spinning.
2009-04-16 Marvell bets big on connected devices
Leveraging its homegrown ARM-based Sheeva CPU processors, Marvell Technology Group's co-founder and CEO has a clear vision: Enabling the next billion users of connected devices.
2009-11-03 Large-area TFT LCD shipments peak
overall market grew despite the decline of monitor panels shipments down to 16.8 million units.
2009-07-28 June TFT LCD shipments hit 46.7M
June 2009 has set a new record for monthly large-area TFT LCD shipments reaching 46.7 million units, up 8 percent month-on-month and 24 percent y-on-y.
2009-06-11 iSuppli: Intel MPU shares slide in Q1
Chip giant Intel Corp.'s year-long streak of sequential market-share gains in the microprocessor business ended in Q1 09, as rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. staged a comeback, according to iSuppli Corp.
2009-02-20 Is mindshare shifting from CPU to GPU? Intel to Nvidia?
Will the world's PC consumers in the future believe Nvidia-style graphics is the true core of the PC or Intel's CPU-plus-reasonably-good-GPU vision?
2009-01-13 Intel to bring out chip for lower-cost thin laptops
Intel will bring out a new Core-architecture processor for lower-cost ultra-thin laptops later this year, according to sources.
2010-01-12 IC firms wait to ride Apple tablet wave
Rumors are rampant that Apple will soon launch a mobile tablet computer, with many saying it will happen later this month and much of the buzz out of the CES is about devices that adopt the tablet.
2009-06-09 HSPA module tailored for netbooks
Ericsson AB is slated ship later this year a 3G radio module specifically targeted at the emerging netbooks market, and is working with Intel to ensure high penetration.
2011-12-27 Hit and miss for Intel
The boom in tablet market has hurt Intel's netbook business, but sales for another segment have boosted its lead against a rival.
2010-03-15 High costs will hurt Google Chrome, analyst warns
Mobile systems using Google's Chrome will be more expensive than competing mini-notebooks using Intel processors and Microsoft Windows, hurting the software's expansion in the market.
2009-10-29 Global UMD shipments to top 385M in 2014
ABI Research forecasts that shipments of ultramobile devices (UMD) will reach 385 million units in 2014.
2009-02-23 Embedded modem growth trips over downturn
Despite the positive picture for embedded modems, the global recession will inevitably have an impact on the market, notes ABI Research.
2011-04-28 DisplaySearch eyes 27% growth for mobile PC market
While netbook and emerging market shipments are expected to drop this year, notebook and tablet computer shipments in mature markets will surge and fuel overall market growth.
2009-02-27 Crossing paths: netbooks and smart phones
Netbooks and smart phones occupy adjacent niches, but they will not truly compete head-to-head until the form- factor differential and the discrepancies in power consumption are reduced or eliminated.
2009-11-13 Consumer electronics boom to drive IC recovery
As the semiconductor industry rebounds from a sharp and painful downturn, it will be aided by high growth rates in five consumer electronics categories.
2009-06-04 China to enjoy HD TV broadcast in portable apps
Mirics Semiconductor and Shanghai High Definition Digital Technology Industrial Co. Ltd, have partnered to enable high-definition digital TV reception on portable devices using the DTTB standard.
2009-05-28 Capacitive touchscreens tailored for netbooks
Ocular Inc. is set to showcase the first capacitive touchscreen to be used on a netbook at the Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition.
2009-03-09 ARM-based netbooks face software roadblock
Qualcomm and other vendors using ARM-based processors to try to muscle their way into the Atom-dominated netbook market also face consumer demand for the familiar user experience offered by Windows XP.
2009-10-01 ARM threatens Intel's reign on sub-notebooks
ARM processors will overtake Intel's Atom by 2012, taking 55 percent of sub-notebook market share.
2009-04-15 ARM netbooks hit video, software snags
Engineers working on new generation of ARM/Linux-based netbooks are facing two issues crucial to the success of the systemsthe platform's poor support for Web video and its fragmented software base.
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