Tag Archives: pcs

Notebook ODMs fleeing to the cloud

cloudbustThere could be a drastic cut back in the number of notebooks on the market.

Word in from the Far East is that  notebook ODMs, such as Quanta and Compal, have been expanding staff specifically for servers used in cloud computing data centres, their component suppliers, including thermal modules, power supplies and metal stamping, have also extended related production. more»

Notebook makers tire of Europe

notebooksManufacturers of notebooks and tablets are looking to new markets to bolster their businesses because Europe can no longer be relied upon for healthy sales.

Last week we reported PC demand, particularly in Eastern Europe, was well done.

Now, Taiwanese wire Digitimes said that the manufacturers are looking to other market such as South East Asia and and Central and South America to make up the shortfall. more»

PC shipments edge up

pc-sales-slumpShipments of PCs during any fourth quarter used to be strong until two years ago.

But figures released by Gartner said that worldwide PC shipments grew by a miserly one percent during the last quarter of 2014.

Shipments amounted to 83.7 million units and analysts at the company think the results are a “slow but consistent improvement after two years of decline”. more»