Highlights of the day: Wintel moves to promote dual-screen notebooks


The saturated notebook market has long been in lack of wow factors to stimulate demand. Now Intel and Microsoft are reportedly teaming up again to develop standards for dual-screen notebooks in a bid to rejuvenate the notebook market. But until then, the notebook market will remain sluggish. Worse still, notebooks are among goods imported from China that the US will impose extra tariffs starting December, sending the supply chain worrying.

Wintel developing standards for dual-screen notebooks, paving way for foldable-screen models: Intel and Microsoft have recently started establishing standards for dual-screen notebooks and are looking to extend the concept to cover foldable-screen notebooks, according to sources from the notebook upstream supply chain.

Apple supply chain makers begin to worry as new products set to launch: While Apple is set to release new iPhones and new Apple Watch on September 10, makers in Apple's supply chains have begun to worry that end-market demand in the holiday shopping season may be weak, affecting their orders in the coming year, according to industry watchers.