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Notebook sales need miracle December

Notebook production was down in October, but primary because of the factory shutdown due to Chinese national holiday and not because PC demand softened. However, Windows 10 PC system sales have been sluggish to date, and unless there is a miraculous December finish, PC market will be down around 10% Y-Y. November production is expected […]

The Notebook PC market is not collapsing!

After several dismal months of low notebook production, ODMs finally posted solid gains in August. Notebook production rose double digits sequentially in August due to the combination of back-to-school sales and early builds timed to the Windows 10 launch. This positive momentum should linger through September and potentially through the rest of 2015. And given […]

Still bullish on the HDD market

Even though the early reviews of Microsoft’s new OS, Windows 10, have been positive, the PC market outlook has been downgraded, and the new figure shows the market contracting over double digits in 2015. PC companies are cautiously optimistic about Windows 10, and thus notebook PC build orders have been very conservative to date. Seasonally, […]

Is Chromebook the New Netbook?

Many of the facets of Chromebook are similar to netbooks such as low price, slower CPU, and small storage capacity, but certain differentiating aspects make Chromebooks potentially more legitimate notebook substitutes compared to the netbooks of seven years ago. With typically larger screen sizes, standard keyboard, and Google Drive online storage, Chromebook users can create […]

Nearline HDD Disk-Per-Drive Ratio to Top 6 Disks by 2019, Aluminum Disk Substrate Shortage on the Horizon

Higher disk/drive counts in nearline HDDs combined with limited investment in aluminum disk substrate manufacturing have amplified tension on the industry supply chain. Key parts of the disk manufacturing process, specifically NP (nickel plate) and NPP (nickel plate polish), have been points of concern since 2013. With lead time estimates for disk equipment orders varying […]

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