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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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2016-04-19 TSMC growth forecast remains at 5-10% this year
The foundry attributed its downward revision to slower-than-expected growth in the worldwide smartphone market, and weak PC and tablet sales.
2012-07-04 The CMOS-mobile apps connection
The two biggest markets for logic chips are, of course, mobile (smartphone and tablet) and PC devices. These markets are now steering the technology direction and defining the winners and losers.
2013-02-07 Smart devices to thrive in 2013, says analyst
TrendForce forecasts further growth in TV displays, LED penetration, tablet market, NFC technology and smartphones boasting large displays and resolution
2005-05-27 Samsung's SSD is based on NAND Flash memory technology
Samsung Electronics has developed what it touts as the first Solid State Disk (SSD) based on NAND flash memory technology for consumer and mobile PC apps
2014-08-14 Nvidia's 64bit Denver: The second coming of Tegra K1
The custom ARM core upgrade to Tegra K1 delivers a performance that is nearly at par with Intel's Haswell processor and surpasses Apple's A7 series SoC by up to 25 per cent, according to Nvidia's benchmarks. It claims to sport PC-class performance in mobile systems
2011-06-06 Microsoft previews Windows 8
Microsoft has released a preview of Windows 8, which aims to bring its mobile interface to the PC. However, Win 8 may not support ARM mobile SoC makers Freescale, Marvell, ST-Ericsson and Samsung
2006-01-26 Fingerprint sensor upgrades with advanced security
AuthenTec has unveiled the EntrePad 1610 with advanced biometric security and a small footprint for portable applications such as notebook and tablet PCs
2011-06-02 Digital audio tech expands wireless connectivity
SMSC introduced its KleerNet technology, which expands digital wireless audio connectivity and interoperability capabilities for PC, tablet, home theater and gaming applications.
2013-05-06 Android LCDs defy monitor market decline
An Android LCD monitor features an ARM processor, Android OS and is adjustable to a horizontal angle on top of the touch function and Wi-Fi, which can be regarded as a simple AIO or a large tablet
2013-05-22 AMD loses out to Qualcomm, Samsung in MPU race
A decline in notebook and desktop PC purchases together with strong growth in smartphones and tablets knocked AMD down to fourth place in microprocessor sales in 2012
2012-11-05 Acer delays Win RT tablets, will watch how Surface performs
Acer initially had plans to launch Windows RT tablets with ARM-based chips early next year. The company will now wait and see how the Surface tablet does on the market
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.
2014-05-06 Neurogrid board replicates human brain circuitry
The board comprises 16 180nm-processed CMOS chips paired with a daughterboard and FPGA, and employs a combination of hardware emulation and software simulation to mimic the behaviours of neurons and synapses on the power it takes to run a tablet computer
2011-11-14 Mobile device market ups Nvidia sales
Refocusing on smartphone and tablet, its Tegra chips have pushed company shares to jump more than five percent
2011-05-05 Intel eyeing foundry deal with Apple
An Intel-Apple alliance makes strategic sense. As Apple's growing smartphone-tablet market share positions Intel in these markets, Intel's manufacturing lead gives Apple added advantage in these segments
2009-11-03 Yole: MEMS to rebound by 2011
The MEMS market has been flat since 2007, from $7.1 billion in 2007, to $6.8 billion in 2008 to an estimated $6.9 billion in 2009 but Yole Développement expects a restart of the net growth after 2010.
2008-06-06 XO-1 teardown reveals why they can't sell for $100
The OLPC XO-1's displays, batteries, CPUs, fancy enclosures and the rest all add up to a BOM that sits uncomfortably far from the $100 target.
2011-08-18 WiFi to push combination IC shipments
The global market for wireless combination ICs is forecast to grow by almost 24 percent this year resulting from increasing WiFi attach rate.
2008-03-27 Vista SP1 trips on popular Intel chipset drivers
PCs from HP, Gateway, Lenovo and other major computer makers that contain a widely used Intel chipset can't be upgraded to Windows Vista SP1 if they're running certain drivers.
2002-08-26 Transmeta processor certified for Windows CE.NET
Microsoft Corp. has certified Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe processors for its Windows CE.NET OS.
2005-04-28 Toshiba, Authenex deliver data security solution
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. and Authenex Inc. announced a new version of the Authenex HDLock product.
2012-09-07 Thin hybrid HDDs to make headway in storage market
The 5mm drives, which contain a built-in layer of NAND flash memory, are intended to serve as storage media for new computers such as Ultrabooks.
2012-07-13 Taiwan LED industry to face challenges in 2H12
Due to the combined effects of the European debt crisis and the lukeware economic outlook, Taiwan's LED industry faces serious challenges moving toward the end of 2012.
2006-06-20 Serial interface decoder targets tiny cameras
STMicroelectronics introduced the first video de-serializer interface for use with MIPI CSI-1 and SMIA CCP2 class 0 serial interfaces.
2012-07-26 Semtech launches SX9300 proximity sensor
SX9300 device delivers capacitive sensing with proximity feature and human body detection versus inert object discrimination.
2014-10-28 Samsung cuts back on LED lighting business
The South Korean company announced recently that it is stopping its LED lighting business outside of the country.
2012-01-05 Ruthless DRAM market leaves Elpida struggling
Elpida's loans that are due to be paid in April have the company looking elsewhere for funds, driving up speculations of a takeover.
2015-09-16 Revenue decline pushes GloFo to start employee buyout
GlobalFoundries is offering a buyout programme to members of its U.S. workforce following a downturn in revenues for the foundry industry over the past nine months.
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.
2011-05-19 NXP debuts 'Internet of things' campaign with lighting tech
NXP's GreenChip smart lighting solution opens a fully new dimension in energy efficient lighting by choosing lighting controls as the first apps for its wireless communication technology.
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