Of late, there has been unprecedented demand for portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers largely due to the development of top-notch communication technologies, easy access to high-speed Internet, development of 4G LTE technologies, and myriad resources available on the Internet. Consequently, there has been a call for the semiconductor and component manufacturers to ramp up their manufacturing process in order to meet the demand.
Of the portable device market, the tablet space has always garnered niche customers and is a space that is closely monitored by tech geeks. Large computer accessories and hardware manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Microsoft, and Lenovo have entered the tablet manufacturing space in order to grab a share of the teeming demand for tablets. These new entrants have to fend off competition from low-cost Japanese and Chinese tablet manufacturers.