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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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2009-03-12 ARM CPUs to trump Atom in netbooks by '12?
ARM-based processors will takeover Intel Corp.'s Atom in the netbook segment and hold 55 percent of the market share by 2012, according to Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network.
2009-04-21 Analysts post PC shipment plunge in Q1
Market researchers Gartner and IDC both reported steep declines in Q1 sales of PCs in all geographic areas, as well as a very poor performance from Dell Inc. that saw it yield top slot in shipments to Hewlett-Packard.
2010-01-13 An EDA company's take on 2010 growth sectors
P.V. Srinivas at Mentor Graphics takes you for a spin of crystal ball gazing, predicting growth sectors for 2010 and processes that will feed enabling technologies into electronics products.
2009-10-19 Acer sets sight on No. 2 spot in PC market
There will only be four to five players in the PC market in a few years and consolidation will continue until there is an even bigger shakeout, according to Acer CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci.
2012-01-03 32nm processor enables up to 10 hours battery life
The Intel Atom processors provide power management features that target intelligent systems such as healthcare equipment, retail systems and entry-level digital signage.
2011-06-02 WiFi, Bluetooth combo chip reduces power consumption
Broadcom announced its first 40nm Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip for notebook and netbook that reduces chip size, module cost and power consumption.
2009-06-29 SATA mini-card SSD aims at netbooks
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is now sampling a SATA-interface mini-card solid state drive (SSD) with some of its customers for use in the netbook market.
2011-04-14 New Atom chips to overcome Intel's mobile dilemma
Intel's 45nm Atom Z670 or Oak Trail, and a follow-up 32nm dual-core Atom chip called Cedar Trail should help expand its presence in the mobile market and enable slimmer netbook designs with larger displays.
2010-01-29 iPad tablet, anyone?
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveiled iPad, a tablet-style mobile computer, thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook.
2010-04-14 Intel, ARM go head-to-head at ESC
Intel and ARM have been squaring up to each other across the netbook and smart phone sectors for a couple of years now and the battle is set to continue on a number of fronts at the ESC.
2010-08-11 Enterprise, consumers to buy 36M netbooks this year
Market analyst Techaisle forecasts that in 2010 the business netbook penetration will be 5.3 percent and consumer netbook penetration will be 1.8 percent.
2009-03-31 DisplayPort IC handles up to 2.7Gbit/s data rate
Chrontel has released the CH7507, a new DisplayPort receiver IC with integrated timing control for use in notebook and netbook computer displays.
2011-03-23 Diodes output rectifiers cool applications
Diodes Inc.'s SBR12U100P5, SBR12U120P5 and SBR15U30SP5 Super Barrier Rectifiers offer blocking voltage capabilities of 100V or 120V and suit slim laptop, netbook adapter, LCD and LED TV applications.
2011-06-24 ABI survey: Netbooks, tablets equally popular
An ABI survey of 1,142 consumers shows that netbooks and media tablets share almost the same level of consumer interest, and that netbook and tablet purchases could result in a prolonged PC lifecycle.
2010-05-24 1080p sensor delivers HD recording in small form
OmniVision has unveiled the OV2720 1/6-inch, native 1080p/30 high-definition CMOS image sensor designed for notebook, netbook, webcam and video conferencing applications.
2008-08-15 Z-P230 SSD now fits PCIe mini-card module
Intel Corp. has introduced a smaller version of its Z-P230 PATA SSD that is now available in a space-saving PCIe mini-card module.
2011-03-02 Xoom powered by Nvidia, Atmel, STMicro chips, devices
Inside Xoom are Atmel's four-chip touch-screen controller solution, AKM's electronic compass, Kionix's 3-axis accelerometer, STMicro's 3-axis gyroscope and Bosch Sensortec's pressure monitor.
2010-10-13 Will WHDI make it into mobile by 2012?
Wireless High-definition Interface will be in handsets by 2012, says Yoav Nissan-Cohen, chairman and CEO of Amimon, the company that developed the technology.
2009-04-28 Wi-Fi/HSPA solution powers Classmate PCs
Huawei Technologies has developed the Huawei EM772, claimed to be first module to integrate two network standards, Wi-Fi and HSPA for Classmate PCs.
2011-10-19 What's next for Intel after DTV?
The Envisioneering Group's Rick Doherty identifies the victims of Intel's decision to leave the Smart TV chip space and discusses what the future holds for Intel.
2011-07-21 Weak European, U.S. economies bring down panel demand
The debt crisis in Europe, high unemployment rate in the U.S. and worsening global inflation resulted in lower large panel shipments this year.
2011-03-07 VLSI raises IC growth forecast to 8.9%
While the IC market is projected to grow 8.9 percent in 2011, market analysts see mixed signals, specifically less order activity due to a weak DRAM market and falling LCD panel prices.
2011-03-23 Video ICs offer wide range of output
Chrontel debuts mixed-signal CH7033, CH7034, CH7035 low-power video ICs for mobile Internet devices, netbooks, tablet computers, portable e-book readers, and smartphones.
2010-08-23 USB amplifier delivers loudspeaker audio fidelity
NXT has launched its audio amplifier module that transforms USB-powered audio power and quality to loudspeaker audio fidelity.
2011-11-15 Upbeat market awaits tablets next year
Despite the effects of the earthquakes in Japan and the global economic downturn, branded tablet shipments will grow 60 percent next year.
2011-11-10 Understanding cloud opportunities, challenges
As the cloud reveals itself, it will present a whole new set of risks, challenges, and opportunities. Those it will affect the most are IT employees, security experts, and software product vendors.
2011-05-02 Uncovering the mysterious A5
Here's a closer look at Apple's A5, the second-generation processor that powers the iPad 2.
2010-05-06 UHF RFID reader dongle tailored for printers
The RU-888-000 USB UHF RFID reader module and the RU-888-100 UHF RFID USB dongle suit fixed RFID printers, handheld RFID printers, mobile RFID printers and handheld readers.
2011-10-31 TV panel shipments down QoQ
The 3Q global shipment of large-size panels reached 1.76 million units with QoQ regression of 0.5 percent.
2009-08-26 TSMC injects low-power process into 28nm roadmap
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd will include a low-power (LP) process to its 28nm high-k metal gate (HKMG) road map.
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