Touch technology will drive the closure of gap between tablets and notebooks, what with the operating systems natively supporting touch as HID class. Text input will still be not as great as regular keyboards though. 2011 will be the year we will get to know how far (application coverage) touch can go.
Tablet device will become one of the developing products in 2011. In addition, there will be abundance supply of new models of smartphone. With all these products' flooding the market, the growth of touch panel is not a surprise. More players join; competition drives the price down. It seems like a $50.00 smartphone is an achievable goal, isn't it?
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.