Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 05 August 2011 19:16

Tablets and ultra-books are fads

Written by Nick Farell
acer

Acer founder calls for more value-added products
Acer founder Stan Shih has dismissed the ultrabooks and tablet PCs are both short-term fads and asked for the notebook supply chain to come out with more value-added products through innovation. Apple achieved success with iPad through its outside-the-box thinking, which is an attitude that all notebook players should learn, he told Digitimes.

But Shih pointed out that PCs are the base of the IT industry and tablet PCs are also developed from the base. Therefore, in the future, products will still need to go through the PC platform to create even more add-on value.

Acer is about to release a 7-inch tablet PC, which is priced less than $345 and Shih thinks that consumers want products with low price and convenience. Currently, the competition within the tablet PC market is still on track for positive development, he said.

The statement will be news to former Acer CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci who was forced to leave the company when the board felt he had not done enough to take advantage of the push to tablets and mobile. Looks like the outfit might have gotten rid of a CEO who actually did see the importance of tablets and the “mobile boom” and thought there was no need to waste money on it.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments