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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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2011-03-28 Yukyung marshals army of IC vendors for Viliv tablet
"Globally" designed and based on Windows, Yukyung Technologies' Viliv X70 EX 3G is a good example of a tablet that preceded the iPad.
2012-07-10 Worldwide tablet usage for TV content doubles year on year
NPD survey has concluded that the number of consumers viewing TV/video content using tablets doubles yearly.
2005-12-07 WEDC's Max-Vu tech integrated in HP Compaq tc4200 tablet PC
White Electronic Designs announced that its Max-Vu technology will be integrated into HP's "Enhanced Outdoor-Viewable Display" option for the HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC.
2002-11-12 Transmeta processor powers HP tablet PC
Hewlett-Packard has chosen to integrate Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe TM5800 processor on its latest Compaq Tablet PC TC1000, the first computer to use the 1GHz processor.
2011-11-24 TouchPad snatches second in tablet sales
Surprising as it is, HP has beaten Samsung in tablet sales based on a U.S. market analysis by NPD.
2010-07-07 Toshiba, Intel deliver educational tablet PCs
Toshiba Corp. and Intel KK will jointly commercialize an educational-use tablet PC designed to facilitate learning in compulsory education.
2011-04-25 TI's OMAP chief lists top 11 tablet features
Stressing the importance of user experience, EE Times identifies 11 features that tablets sold in 2011-2012 should offer, among them, multiple OS, HD videoconferencing and computational photography.
2012-11-05 TI boasts of low-cost tablet
TI's eTab could cost half the price of an Apple iPad Mini or Kindle Fire with a bill of materials estimated at $70.
2012-07-30 Tablet, smartphone demand to boost touch screen revenue
Total touch screen module revenue will reach $16 billion this year, and nearly double in six years, reaching $31.9 billion by 2018, indicated NPD DisplaySearch.
2012-09-11 Tablet, smartphone demand dictate power IC market in Q2
Global revenue for power management semiconductors is estimated to have reached $7.9 billion in Q2, a 9.7 percent increase from $7.2 billion in Q1.
2013-07-15 Tablet, smartphone apps processor market soared 1Q13
Apple, Texas Instruments, Samsung, Nvidia and Intel captured the top five revenue share rankings in the tablet and smartphone applications processor market for the first quarter of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.
2013-02-14 Tablet, mobile app MPUs to dominate 2013 IC market
IC Insights indicated that tablets, cell phones and embedded-processing systems will be the main driving force behind the growth forecast.
2013-08-15 Tablet, cell phone processors to record $61.0B in 2013
Due to strong demand for tablet computers and cell phones that connect to the Internet, worldwide microprocessor sales are forecast to rise by 8 per cent and will hit a record high $61 billion.
2013-05-03 Tablet surge shows no sign of slowing down
IDC revealed that tablet shipments totalled 49.2 million units in 1Q13, surpassing the numbers registered during 1H12, growing 142.4 per cent YoY in 1Q13.
2013-07-31 Tablet SoC boasts heterogeneous multi-processing
MediaTek's MT8135 incorporates two ARM Cortex-A15 and two ARM Cortex-A7 processors, and the latest GPU from Imagination Technologies, the PowerVR Series6.
2013-10-23 Tablet sales up 53% as Apple releases 5th Gen iPad
Gartner's latest report found that the sales of traditional PCs and Notebooks will decline by 11.2 per cent while tablet sales will go up to 53.4 per cent.
2012-02-24 Tablet sales to spike, iPad stays supreme
This year, sales of tablets are seen to reach 9.4 million units, a 53.1 percent increase compared to 6.2 million units last year.
2013-08-07 Tablet sales slackened due to lack of new products
Tablet shipments slow in 2Q13 as vendors look to capitalise on a strong second half of the year, according to IDC.
2010-07-09 Tablet PCs bite into netbook, notebook sales
The success of tablet PC is expected to pull down sales of notebooks and netbooks, shifting some business away from x86 chips and Windows toward ARM-based processors and Google Android.
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.
2014-07-07 Tablet market headed for decline, says analyst
TrendForce revealed that due to both internal and external factors affecting the tablet market, shipments are predicted to reach only 205.5 million in 2014.
2013-06-20 Tablet IC sales to rise, PC IC sales to fall
IC Insights said combined IC sales for standard PCs, tablets and new cloud-computing portables are forecast to reach $77.6 billion in 2013 compared to $74.9 billion in 2012.
2013-08-20 Tablet display market gains from smaller-sized devices
IHS revealed that global shipments of capacitive touch screen displays for media tablets reached 45.2 million units in Q1, representing a 111.9 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.
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.
2011-05-27 Tablet apps revenues to reach $15B in 2015
Market intelligence company In-Stat has projected that revenues from tablet applications will reach $15 billion in 2015.
2013-10-30 Smartphone, tablet factory revenue to hit $354.3B in 2013
IHS predicted that the combined factory revenue for smartphones and tablets this year will rise to become larger than revenue for the entire consumer electronics market for the first time.
2013-05-15 Smartphone, tablet apps processors market soared in 2012
The market for smartphone and tablet apps processors rose 60 per cent and 83 per cent respectively in 2012, fuelled by the continuous increase in mobile device usage.
2010-10-29 Smartphone chips found in Samsung tablet PC
A teardown revealed that Samsung's Galaxy Tab uses up to 11 components that are used in the company's Galaxy S cellphone, including a Hummingbird processor.
2004-07-23 Semtech controller IC suits notebooks, tablet PCs
Semtech developed a dual synchronous DDR and DDR2 buck power supply controller, targeting notebooks, tablet PCs and embedded apps.
2013-05-31 Quad-core apps processor ready for evolving tablet market
The new tablet platform integrates a power-efficient quad-core Cortex- A7 CPU sub-system with PowerVR Series5XT, delivering compelling multimedia features and sophisticated user experiences.
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