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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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2009-09-14 Touchscreen controllers fit 10-inch screens
Atmel's new touchscreen technology offers full zoom, rotate, handwriting and shape recognition functionality.
2011-01-21 Thermally efficient power conversion IC has low-profile
Power Integrations' TOPSwitch-JX eliminates heatsink and achieves
2011-12-28 TFT-LCD market awaits fate in 1Q12
The sluggish market demand and downstream clients' conservative inventory stock-up resulted in the panel industry to suffer in 2H11.
2009-08-06 Taiwan WiMAX CPE shipment to rise 11.4% in '09
Due to steady WiMAX customer premises equipment (CPE) growth in emerging markets, its shipment value is forecast to increase 11.4 percent compared to 2008.
2012-07-16 Tablet panel shipments hit 7.5% MoM in June
Spurred by robust shipments of new iPad, Surface and Nexus 7 from their supply chains, tablet PC panel shipments achieved 10.95 million units.
2011-05-30 Tablet boom weakens Q1 PC sales
IHS blames the 0.3 percent decline in global PC sales in the first quarter on the rising number of tablet models on the market and some high-profile tablet launches in recent months.
2009-10-16 ST-Ericsson, Hojy tie-up to speed up China nets
Hojy will use a 65nm TD-HSPA modem from ST-Ericsson's Chinese subsidiary T3G to develop mobile broadband modules for the China market.
2010-02-02 ST has rights over 'iPad' trademark
A French newspaper reported that STMicroelectronics NV owns a registered trademark on "iPad," the same name Apple Inc. gave to the much-hyped tablet-style computer unveiled Jan. 28.
2010-02-12 Smart sensor eases integration in notebook PCs
AuthenTec has unveiled its newest smart sensor specifically tailored for convenient security, personalization and touch-based functionality in today's PCs and peripherals.
2010-01-20 SEIPI predicts strong growth for Philippines electronics
The president of SEIPI, Ernesto B. Santiago, tellsEE Times Asia about the measures that pulled the Philippines' electronics industry through the recession. Find out what the industry can expect in 2010.
2009-04-22 Samsung UMPC packs broadband connectivity
The Samsung SPH-P9000 features a Windows XP-based PC melded into something closer to an overgrown smart phone format and packs WiBro connectivity,
2008-09-26 Rumor: Is AMD sacking 'Bobcat' project?
Reports have surfaced that Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has terminated its "Bobcat" processor project, which is expected to compete with Intel Corp.'s Atom.
2009-03-11 Ruiz sees shifting consumer concern to value
Former AMD CEO and chairman Hector Ruiz said that the electronics industry will emerge from the current downturn largely different, with end-user focus increasingly shifting to value over a fascination with the latest and greatest gadgets.
2009-01-27 Restructuring: Will it resurrect Qimonda?
Qimonda has applied for bankruptcy protection while it makes one more attempt to restructure its business. But analysts reckon that this time Qimonda may not come back from the dead
2009-10-20 Rectifiers boast complete SMPS solution
Diodes' high-current rectifiers with an ultralow forward voltage (VF) drop are targeted for power supplies in consumer and industrial ultraslim, end-user products.
2009-12-01 Reality check for pure-play foundry market
The global pure-play semiconductor revenue for Q4 09 will reach $5.6 billion, painting a false picture of the market.
2012-07-31 Q2 large-sized panel shipments grew 10% QoQ
WitsView revealed that large-sized panel shipments in 2Q12 reached 188 million units with QoQ and YoY increase of 10.2 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively
2009-01-21 Programmable broadband heightens PC TV hype
After searching many years for the yet-to-blossom mobile TV handset market, vendors are increasingly shifting their focus to the PC-TV market.
2011-05-20 Post-quake LCD prices stable, says IHS
Despite uncertain consumer demand following the Japan quake, diverging price trends for LCD panels for various applications resulted in an unusual balance in overall pricing in April and May.
2009-01-08 Portland welcomes 4G WiMAX service
Clearwire has made Portland home to one of the first 4G WiMAX wireless broadband services in the world, dubbed as Clear.
2010-06-04 PMIC cuts Atom standby power by 50x
Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s power management IC has cut Intel Corp.'s Atom Z6xx chipset, extending the battery lifetime of smart phones and other mobile devices using Atom.
2011-05-31 PC sales to grow 38.5% by 2014
Personal computer sales are projected to be boosted by rapid sales in developing countries and by growing consumer demand for tablet PCs, growing by more than 38.5 percent by 2014, according to IC Insights.
2009-07-29 Partners develop PCTV minicard for UMPCs
MaxLinear Inc. has partnered with Hauppauge Digital to deliver an Advanced Television Systems Committee standards-based PCTV minicard for ultramobile PCs (UMPCs).
2011-08-31 Panel shipments stumbles in July
The market forecast for Q3, a customary peak season, remains bleak for panel makers as prices continue to slide.
2010-10-15 Otellini says Intel to take tablet market
The Intel CEO declared that the company will use all the assets at their disposal to win the segment, as he reported record revenues for Q3 10.
2009-03-02 Opinion: Android won't be stuck in handsets
Don't' look now but signs point to Google's Android winding up in netbooks, digital picture frames and a host of embedded devices as a friendly, app-rich face for Linux.
2009-07-14 Mélange of reactions surround Chrome OS
Chipmakers and most analysts gave a thumbs-up to the concept of a Google Chrome OS, while system makers took a more guarded wait-and-see stance on the Windows alternative.
2009-08-11 More pico projectors to enter mobile electronics
Due to the capability to overcome screen-size limitations in mobile electronics devices, tiny pico projectors embedded into products such as smart phones are set for a staggering sixtyfold growth in shipments during the next four years.
2009-05-04 Mobile computing, CE apps propel GPS growth
Although mobile handset are set continue to dominate shipments of devices with integrated GPS, the next growth spurt will come from mobile consumer electronics (CE) and mobile computing applications, according to a new In-Stat report.
2014-08-22 Microsoft dives into sub-$200 laptop market
The tech giant has partnered with several laptop manufacturers to develop lower-end, Windows-run laptops positioned as a Google Chromebook alternative.
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