According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, the year 2012 will mark the beginning of the ultrabook era. PC OEMs are eagerly working on ultrabook development, and the thin-and-light trend will spur overall PC growth in 2H12.
According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, suffering from the traditionally weak first quarter and the HDD supply shortage that will not see full recovery until the end of this quarter, 1Q PC shipments fell by 5.3% QoQ.
HP recently announced its plans to spin off or sell their Personal Systems Group (PSG) and also discontinue WebOS tablet and smart phone products, shifting their focus to more profitable endeavors such as Service, IPG (Imaging and Printing Group) and ESSN (Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking). The announcement has shaken up the global PC market.
DRAMeXchange:NB ODM Shipment in June Shows Slight Growth, But Three Downside Risks Emerge in 2H’11
DRAMeXchange:2Q Notebook shipment grows 9.5% Quarter on Quarter, 2011 Notebook year over year is revised to 6.5%