Lenovo profit up 36 percent as mobile grows

Lenovo Group, the biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 36 percent as sales of smartphones and tablet computers more than doubled.

Global PC sales flat as consumers eye new gadgets

Worldwide sales of personal computers fell 0.1 percent in the second quarter of the year as consumers turned their attention to newer gadgets like tablets, a survey showed Wednesday.

Tablet sales surge as consumers shun PCs

Global sales of tablet computers surged by 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 as more and more consumers chose small-screen devices over PCs, research figures showed.

Computer chip sales up sharply in May over a year ago

Worldwide semiconductor sales rose 47.6 percent in May over a year ago and were 4.5 percent higher than the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said Tuesday.

Computer chip sales up in January: SIA

Worldwide semiconductor sales rose 47.2 percent in January over a year ago and were 0.3 percent higher than the previous month, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported Monday.

Microsoft CEO sees Windows as key to growth plan

(AP) -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer expects the Windows operating system to be "front and center" in the software maker's growth strategy despite a recent slowdown in personal computer sales.

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