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Intel is using the Computex trade show taking place in Taipei this week to outline the company’s vision for the mobile space in the coming years. Intel has stated that it is making changes to its roadmap in an attempt to accelerate a new class of ultra-thin and light mobile products dubbed “ultrabooks”. Intel’s plan is to combine the best attributes of today’s PCs and tablets to produce a new class of products. Intel’s goal is to have this new ultra mobile category account for approximately 40% of the market by the end of next year. Intel has also announced that... Read more...
We've always heard that setting your sights high was the best way to come close, but evidently Asus isn't up to speed on that mantra. Currently, it's the world's fifth largest PC maker, and while one might assume that it would aspire to be number one, a recent Reuters report says otherwise. In fact, it's openly aiming to grab the bronze medal by 2011 -- but again, who's satisfied with third place?To be candid, we have all ideas that the CEO would love to overtake Dell, Acer and HP in order to become the planet's largest PC maker, but maybe it's just being realistic here. Indeed, jumping up two... Read more...
It's a little funny, really. Just two weeks ago, we saw a report from ABI Research asserting that netbooks were getting along just fine in the recession, and already another research firm is out to burst that bubble. Essentially, iSuppli is anticipating that netbook sales will begin to cool once our economy is completely back on track, noting that sales have been held up thus far by the recent attractiveness of low-priced everything. In fact, global shipments of these low cost notebooks are up nearly 70% in 2009, but it's not likely that such a remarkable growth pattern will continue -- at least... Read more...
We knew the first quarter of 2009 wouldn't be fantastic for chip makers. Frankly, so did they. But somehow or another, Intel managed to escape the vicious first three months of the year with quite a few dollars in its pocket, which -- in our opinion -- deserves applause in its own right given the circumstances.The company's Q1 2009 filings show that it ended the quarter with a net profit of $647 million -- a figure that some outfits would do anything to reach during these tumultuous times. That said, it was still an 11% drop year-over-year, which some investors figured would be less drastic. Potentially... Read more...
You'd never know we were in a worldwide recession by looking at the GPU market. According to numbers just released by Jon Peddie Research, the estimated number of GPUs shipped during the third quarter (Q3) of 2008 represent the "largest increase in quarter to quarter shipments in six years." In Q3, over 111 million GPUs shipped, which is a 17.8-percent jump from the second quarter (Q2) of 2008. In Q3 of 2007, 91 million GPUs shipped. Of the 111 million GPUs shipped in Q3, 61.9 million of them were classified as desktop GPUs. Interestingly, Jon Peddie Redearch reports that over one-third of systems... Read more...
A study just released by the Leichtman Research Group, indicates that the "twenty largest cable and telephone providers in the US" now total approximately 65.1 million, high-speed Internet subscribers. Those 20 providers make up roughly 94 percent of the U.S. broadband market. Assuming that Leichtman's results are correct (and assuming that Neilson's latest numbers are as well, which show 164 million U.S. users went online in May 2007), this would mean that about only 42 percent of U.S. Internet users connect via a broadband connection. This is significantly lower than the 55 percent of adult Americans... Read more...
Shipments of computers for personal use  jumped by 14.6 percent worldwide in the first quarter, well above prior estimates of 13.2%, according to market research firms IDC and Gartner, and reported at Digitimes. The market in the USA had a weak showing compared to other areas of the globe, but still clocked in with a respectable 3.5% year over year growth. And the term "personal computer" is really starting to mean something now. We're likely to continue to move from a computer in every house to one in every lap for the foreseeable future. As with previous quarters, much of the growth came... Read more...
Taiwan LCD manufacturers to see large growth in 2006 1H06 mild oversupply to make way for large returns in 2H06 Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 7, 2005 – Taiwan, the world's largest manufacturing country of LCD panels, is expected to weather a mild oversupply in the first half of 2006 to see tremendous growth in during the second half on strengthened demand for LCD TVs. According to its Asia Display Quarterly 4Q05, investment bank Lehman Brothers predicts that the LCD industry will experience stable volume growth throughout 2006. Lehman Brothers expects LCD monitor shipments to rise 23 percent to 126... Read more...
I'm not one to toot my own horn typically (well OK, maybe just a little) but this article over at ZDNet speaks volumes about our little "community" here on the net.  We've been growing in leaps and bounds at HotHardware.com and like the technology we cover, so has the online industry, your influence on technology and your buying power..."Tim Armstrong, Google's advertising sales vice president, said in an interview before the Reuters Media and Advertising Summit that 2005 marked the turning point when advertisers switched from testing to investing in the decade-old medium. "There... Read more...