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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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2012-06-11 Is Computex losing luster?
The demise of Computex will likely happen sooner rather than later if the trade group continues to fill exhibit halls with products that are readily available from other sources.
2014-10-16 iOS tablets: What will new iPads bring?
Apple is taking centre stage again to reveal its new iPad line-up, following the release of the iPhone 6 last month. With a flurry of incremental upgrades, here are several features to get excited about.
2013-12-06 Interface IC supports highest screen resolutions up to 4K2K
TI's SN65DSI86 claims to support the industry's highest screen resolution up to 4K2Kp60 for tablets, clamshell notebooks and all-in-one PCs.
2014-05-14 Intel sets sights on a foundry goal for innovation
The chip giant has been raising the profile of its foundry business over the last year, mainly in pursuit of growth and profit. It has also expanded its deal with Altera to produce multi-die devices.
2005-08-03 Intel drives growth through localized computing solutions
Intel Corp. has opened four platform definition centers around the world to define locally relevant computing solutions based on Intel technology.
2012-10-18 Intel beats Q3 forecast but still faces tough conditions
The company forecasts minimal growth for the fourth quarter and has also cut its capital spending estimate for the year.
2013-11-26 IC firms, OEMs to log healthy growth by year's end
Revenue in the final quarter of the year is expected to climb at an even more blistering pace, reaching $540 billion with sequential growth of 10 percent, said IHS.
2011-08-26 HP's PSG sale stirs ODM supply chain
HP's announcement regarding the sale of its Personal Systems Group may affect Taiwan's ODM supply chain.
2011-11-30 HP's McKinney discusses WebOS, innovation
When Leo Apotheker announced HP's plan of killing its WebOS business, HP exec Phil McKinney started re-thinking his future and decided to retire from the company he served for nine years.
2011-02-11 HP embarks on mobile journey
No doubt, it will be a tough, uphill climb for HP, which must create a new class of smartphones and tablets under a new corporate structure with a new software platform.
2011-08-22 HP dumps WebOS, buys enterprise software firm
In a move that surprised analysts, HP decided it would drop its WebOS devices and announced its acquisition of enterprise software company Autonomy.
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
2014-05-12 High-end GPUs drive up Nvidia's revenue
The chip maker's revenues ascended 75 per cent from last year, citing a strong demand for its high-end GPUs as the business pace in the PC gaming segment strengthens
2011-12-16 HDD, weak sell-through blows Intel's performance
Investment broker Nomura believes that the problems at Intel are based on a wider set of challenges and not just HDD shortages.
2008-01-03 Fujitsu equips mobile suite with 3.5G connectivity
Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific has released its 3.5G-enabled mobile suite packed with high speed connectivity in seven different models, spanning across display sizes of 5.6- to 14.1-inches wide
2012-12-27 eMMC, SSD set for stable growth next year
TrendForce forecasted that eMMC and SSD will contribute 15 per cent NAND flash output value growth in 2013 due to strong demand for smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks.
2011-01-26 Electronics, EMS players exploit market opportunities to survive
Market instability, oversupply and fierce competition continue to challenge industry players. Responding to new market trends, focusing on niche markets and offering value-added services could be the keys to survival, according to IMI CEO Arthur Tan
2016-05-02 Display market finds strong growth trajectory in AMOLEDs
While LCD technology is still the dominant technology in the display industry, AMOLED display shipments will grow 40 per cent YoY to reach 395 million units in 2016, forecasted IHS.
2013-02-06 Dell agrees to be taken private for $24.4 billion
Dell will go private in a $24.4 billion deal with investment firm Silver Lake and Microsoft in a bid to restore the company's profits and legacy.
2014-09-09 Core M inside: Intel sneaks into 2-in-1 devices
The new 14nm processor, named Broadwell Y, promises to provide thin, fanless devices up to 700 per cent performance boost over ageing PCs and laptops, while consuming only 25 per cent of their power.
2012-09-28 Connected device shipments to grow 14% annually thru 2016
IDC stated that as a result of the popularity of smartphones and tablets, the global market for smart connected devices reached 267.3 million units shipped in Q2, an increase of 27.4 per cent YoY and 2.8 per cent QoQ.
2014-06-11 Computex 2014 missed the boat on innovation
As with the other major industry events, there were plenty of new devices at this year's Computex, but nothing remarkably new, this according to Jim McGregor of Tirias Research.
2010-06-08 Coming soon: Atom processors for tablets
Intel Corp. disclosed at Computex plans for next-generation Atom processor for tablets and netbooks.
2012-06-07 Cloud could ease DRAM woes
The future of the DRAM market will see a transition from PC DRAM to server and mobile DRAM, which are important for the cloud storage sector
2013-01-14 CES 2013's Android connection
The Android OS may have been designed primarily for mobile devices but it has since crossed over to other realms of consumer electronics as evidenced during CES 2013.
2011-04-28 Apple leads handset vendor race
Strategy Analytics reports that Apple overtook Nokia to become the world's largest handset vendor in revenue terms in Q1 2011.
2011-09-15 Android x86-enabled phones to roll by 2012
Intel's CEO stated that android phones will ship next year using the company's x86 chips.
2013-11-25 Analyst: Personal computing units to ship 770M by 2017
IC Insights forecasts total personal computing unit shipments (desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets and Internet/cloud portables) to grow an average of 10.6 percent from 2012 to 2017.
2011-10-27 Analyst: NAND flash will grow 20% next year
Due to strong smartphone and tablet sales, NAND flash market value will increase $4 billion in 2012
2013-12-10 Analyst: DRAM revenues to climb by 12% next year
Due to the shift of the DRAM industry into an oligopoly, the exit of Taiwan DRAM makers, and the effects of SK Hynix's fire accident, DRAM revenue is seen to grow by 32.5 percent YoY in 2013.
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