Microsoft is expected to showcase a number of new consumer products at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including remote-controlled USB handsets and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs), according to sources at related Taiwan-based manufacturers, who also indicated that the launch of the products will benefit Taiwan's OEM companies.
Taiwan-based Proton Electronic Industrial is adding two full HD (high-definition) LCD TVs - one 42" and one 47" - to the lineup, and will demonstrate the two latest models (P47D5/ P42D5) at the upcoming 2007 International CES in Las Vegas (January 8-11).
Widescreen LCD monitors will account for 54.1% of worldwide LCD monitors by 2010, from a negligible 1.3% in 2005 to 11.3% in 2006 and 22.8% in 2007, according to Displaybank.
BenQ recently announced the addition of four DLP (digital lighting process) projectors, which will be available in mid January and will be showed at the upcoming 2007 International CES in Las Vegas (January 8-11).
Micro-Star International (MSI) will display a series of its Media Live audio/video PC systems based on the AMD Live! platform at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to company sources.
Consumer technology retail sales which includes IT, imaging, audio, video, and consumables, from the week of Black Friday through the week ending December 23, 2006, grew 6.5% from the same time period in 2005 to $8.75 billion, a slowdown from the 10% increase seen last year, according to The NPD Group.
While Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) recently confirmedthat the company will not showcase surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) panel at CES 2007, which will open in Las Vegas from January 8-11, a recent report from Reuters noted that SED, the joint venture of Canon and Toshiba, will not be able to launch their SED TV on time again due to a patent lawsuit between Canon and Nano Proprietary.
Micro-Star International (MSI) will showcase its first medical notebook that incorporates an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring function at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to company sources.
Asustek Computer will showcase its XG Station, an audio-visual workstation for notebooks at the upcoming 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to the company.
The number of subscribers to Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services worldwide is expected to nearly triple in 2007, helping to drive a strong increase in sales of wired communications equipment and related semiconductors for the year, research firm iSuppli predicts.
The COROT space telescope, designed to search for planets not much bigger than Earth, launched into space at 1423 GMT on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Atsutoshi Nishida, president and CEO of Toshiba, recently admitted that SED (surface conduction electron emitter display) TV is not able to compete against LCD TV due to a high price level and limited shipments, according to a Japanese-language report in Mainichi Newspapers .
Despite soaring sales of larger-screen sets, rapid price declines will cause the LCD TV market to undergo a deceleration in 2007 compared to the red-hot year in 2006, although growth will continue at a prodigious rate, iSuppli predicts.
A professional-quality digital camera is at the top of Nate Paulson's wish list this holiday season, and while the price tag of nearly $3000 is still a little steep, he expects it to fall within his budget soon.
e of the lead developers behind the open source Samba project has resigned from Novell in protest at the company's recent interoperability agreement and patent deal with Microsoft.
Microsoft's latest upgrade to the Windows operating system was a long time coming. Analysts are expecting the makers of the PCs that run the system and the chips that execute its commands will have an additional wait before seeing any significant boost to their bottom lines.
In a bid to expand its viewing base and make old programming available to more people, the BBC has decided to release some of its popular older shows over BitTorrent.
Google's Blogger service has been running a couple of versions in parallel: the old Blogger they picked up from Pyra Labs, and the new beta built to replace it. The new Blogger has shed its beta tag and is ready for all those people who make blogging a New Year's resolution.
A controversial proof of a 102-year-old mathematical puzzler has taken the top spot on the journal Science's annual list of scientific breakthroughs.
Despite that Nvidia recently launched its DirectX 10-compliant GPUs (graphics processing units), demand for DirectX 10 graphics cards will not pick up in the market in the first half of the year because of a lack of games to support the technology, according to Edward Chow, AMD graphics marketing director for the Asia-Pacific region.