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What is tablet PC?
A tablet PC is usually a fully functional laptop PC, equipped with a stylus and, often, a touch screen. This form factor is intended for mobility where laptops/notebooks may be impractical or unwieldy, or do not provide the needed functionality.
The term tablet PC was made popular in a product announced in 2001 by Microsoft. It was a pen-enabled computer conforming to hardware specifications devised by Microsoft and running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition OS.
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2006-07-04 Touchscreen has noncontact sensing, fingerprint reading
Motion Computing's LS800 is a slate PC built around a central design teneta pen-input screen. This article examines how this technology works
2010-12-01 Tablets seen to cannibalize netbook market
Market research firm DRAMexchange forecasts that the total computer market--not counting tablet PCs--will reach 350.2 million units in 2011
2006-12-11 Ruggedized mobile device market to hit $9.2B by 2011
Semi-ruggedized notebook category will have a CAGR growth rate of over 16 percent between 2006 and 2011, forecasts ABI Research.
2013-07-22 Optical image stabiliser driver IC for smart devices
Renesas Electronics' RAA305170GBM optical image stabiliser enables digital camera performance to the smartphones or tablet PC camera modules.
2011-02-04 Next iPad to use 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 dual core chip
Apple Inc.'s iPad 2 tablet PC will use an ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor running at 1.2GHz and an Imagination SGX543 dual core graphics processor, according to AppleInsider.
2012-07-19 NAND flash prices stabilize, expected to wane in Q3 2012
Due to the demand for smartphones, tablet PCs, and ultrabooks, suppliers are increasing the output ratio of MLC products and reducing that of TLCs
2012-07-24 Mixed signal sol'ns for tablets to arrive in H2
Integrated Device Technology's offerings will include IDT's timing and power management ICs.
2012-09-06 Microsoft, Intel alliance declines as Wintel weakens
IHS revealed that Wintel' share of the "new" computer market is expected to drop, a category consisting not just of PCs but also of the much faster-growing smartphone and media tablet segments
2012-06-27 Microsoft's Surface to face market challenges
Surface's entry to the tablet PC market means possible pricing challenges, as well as a likelihood of competition with ultrabooks.
2002-06-03 MeshNetworks ASIC provides ad hoc, peer-to-peer networking
MeshNetworks Inc. has announced the availability of an ASIC product that supports seamless integration of radio technologies, enabling ad hoc, peer-to-peer networking between wireless portable devices.
2007-03-01 LCDs promise superior outdoor readability
TFT LCD maker BOE Hydis Technology has developed notebook/tablet PC LCDs that promise superior outdoor readability compared with conventional LCDs.
2010-10-04 iPad eats into netbook market share
Study indicates that the iPad "saved" the sub-10in market
2015-09-17 IoT not enough to boost semiconductor market
According to Gartner, growth rates for PCs, tablets and smartphones are all down this year, and are expected to rebound somewhat but not strongly in 2016 and beyond.
2012-04-27 IHS boosts 2012 chip market forecast
Total chip sales is expected to reach an estimated $324.6 billion in 2012, up by 4.3 percent from last year.
2015-10-13 Global chip sales to fall for the first time since 2012
Gartner predicted that the global semiconductor revenue will reach $337.8 billion in 2015, a drop of 0.8 per cent from 2014, and is down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.2 per cent growth.
2015-07-13 Global chip market to drop to $348B in 2015
Gartner reduced its forecast for the global chip market to only a 2.2 per cent increase from 2014, citing the softness in electronic equipment purchasing such as PCs and tablets as the reason.
2013-09-05 Gigaspira beads boast effective noise suppression
The MMZ1005-V Gigaspira beads offer a high impedance of up to 3000 at 2.5GHz, making them suitable for noise suppression in smartphones, tablet PCs and other mobile communication devices
2014-12-29 Flying probe testers flaunt high throughput
The A8a test system from atg Luther & Maelzer is equipped with eight test heads and four cameras for optical alignment, geared to test HDI products for smartphones, tablet and PC motherboards.
2013-08-05 DockPort solution enables USB, power over single cable
The HD3SS2521 single-chip DockPort interface solution delivers audio/video, USB data and power over a single cable between a notebook, ultrabook or tablet PC and a docking station or dongle.
2015-05-15 Display makers look to cost reduction to rake in profit
According to IHS, as smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display manufacturers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs in order to eke out profits.
2012-07-24 China's domestic chipset vendors ramping up shipments
China-based vendors are ramping up their shipments to local white-box tablet PC vendors, cutting out Taiwan-based VIA technologies.
2011-02-16 Atmel, Nvidia design kit enables next-gen mobile devices
Nvidia's Tegra 2 ARM-based processor and Atmel's mXT1386 touch-screen chipset will help OEMs fast-track development of Android-based smartphones, tablet PCs and other mobile Internet devices
2011-10-27 ARM flexes its way thru 2013
A recent forecast details the shipments of ARM processor-based tablets would hit 59.9 million units by the end of the year.
2012-12-04 Apple gives South Korea's display market much needed push
A report by iSuppli found that South Korea's panel suppliers were able to defy a projected September decline in the overall small and medium-sized display market thanks to smartphone and tablet OEMs
2016-05-12 Win some, lose some: DRAM stands on shaky ground
DRAM has found itself in the situation of being a low-margin, commodity memory in a slowing tablet and PC market, while it still makes the most sense from a performance, density and cost perspective.
2012-10-29 Will Apple stumble as it increases its iPad pace?
Apple has started to push the pace to keep ahead of the tablet competition, but will it be able to maintain its increased strides
2011-01-28 What's in the cards for the chip industry?
Chip industry analysts make fearless forecasts for 2011, among them, M & A's, a structural shift between memory sub-sectors, a brighter semicap equipment outlook and the continued rise of LEDs.
2016-01-04 What awaits the electronics industry this 2016?
The desktop, notebook, smartphone and tablet markets are expected to carry on this 2016, but none will bring significant growth in this year
2013-07-22 Ultrathin PCs, tablets drive demand for slender HDDs
Thin hard disc drives 5mm and 7mm thick are expected to enjoy fast sales growth in coming years, as mobile computers drive up demand by a factor of more than 25 from 2012 to 2017, predicted IHS.
2012-04-24 Ultrabooks to benefit global NAND flash market
According to IHS, NAND flash memory market is expected to achieve eight percent growth this year because of major sales drivers such as solid-state-drive equipped ultrabooks.
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