01/28/2011, 07:28 PM
Well, this is one of the articles samples I have already sent to precentral freelancer news job. and it is fresh news. Do you like it ?
"HP Component shortage might delay a little full orders shipments for notebooks and webOS tablets PCs to early 2Q2011.
This week Digitimes reported on a post about a component shortage of CMOS sensors from Omnivision is said to be a culprit for the short shipments at HP , noting that Korea-based SETi, HP's another supplier for CMOS sensors, also failed to fulfill the supply gap left by Omnivision.
The shortage in the supply of CMOS sensors has been ubiquitous since January as smartphone and tablet PC makers are also looking for CMOS sensors in addition to notebook ODMs.
HP originally planned to take delivery of 3.5-3. million notebooks from suppliers in January, of which 2.3-2.4 million units would be household notebooks. But the vendor has lowered the shipment goal for household models to 2-2.1 million units for the month because of the component shortage.
HP aims to ship 10.2-10.4 million notebooks (including tablet PCs) in first-quarter 2011 with the shipments to peak in March, the sources indicated. Quanta Computer is currently the largest ODM maker for HP with orders from the top-ranking notebook vendor ranging from 1.2-1.9 million units a month.
Reason why HPs supplier Inventec's an smart hand-held devices maker of smartphones, smart pads and smart books, who has begun shipments of e-book readers (belonging to smart pads) and smartphones , will start shipping webOS tablet PCs in the second quarter of 2011.
We think the Topaz (aka PalmPad or Touch Pad) 9 inches webOS tablet will be available in the US market around April 2011 and maybe in other markets.
There are two HP events: One for February 9th Think Big, Think Small, Think Beyond and one for March 14th the “ March Summit Meeting “in which HP CEO Léo Apotheker is expected to unveil the company's new strategy. Analysts predict that Apotheker will shift more corporate focus to enterprise software and cloud computing.
Now we know why Leo Apotheker said : "HP will stop making announcements for stuff it doesn't have. When HP makes announcements, it will be getting ready to ship," as posted on precentral front page:
Apotheker: HP to ship products within weeks of announcement, wants to sit at the cool kids table | PreCentral.net | The #1 Palm Pre and Pixi Community
The component shortage is because of the China Lunar Year Celebration and most of the Taiwan manufacturers have sent a great workers quantity to China, in order to keep on track their customers orders."
Note: There is also the Mobile Worldwide Congress 2011 in Feb 14-17 in Barcelona, where HP will demonstrate their passion and commitment to innovation and industry leadership in mobility, in areas including smartphones, devices, notebooks and netbooks. They will share new products, services and apps, including offerings from HP Palm, and demonstrate the leading HP webOS operating system, and the latest services from HP ePrint. They will focus on the work they are doing with application developers to provide customers with the ultimate in personalized experience. "
HP Booth - Hall 7, 7C37 | HP at MWC 2011