Intel CEO Paul Otellini said netbooks are on the rise as consumers purchase the device as a primary PC.
Apple's launch of the iPad could have triggered the change of a tablet computing product name from WePad to WeTab.
Intel plans to next year release the successor to its recently released eigh-core server chip.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate Apple's multitouch products based on a complaint filed by Taiwanese company Elan.
Intel on Tuesday reported strong earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, with the company calling it the "best first quarter ever."
Microsoft has doubled the storage on its Zune HD device to 64GB.
Intel will ship systems with the experimental 48-core chip in a few months.
Tablets like Apple's iPad could bite into netbook shipments, DisplaySearch said.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini's pay package jumped by 17 percent to $14.12 million in the 2009 fiscal year, thanks to performance-linked awards. Intel also removed pay freezes to employees in the wake of better performance.
HP settles with inkjet vendors for selling products that allegedly violated patents.
Intel will announce the eight-core Nehalem-EX chips this month, an Intel official said.
Gartner upgraded its forecast for PC shipments this year to grow by 20 percent.
Sony is developing a new tablet-like device and a smartphone in an effort to compete with Apple.
Tivo introduced a new set-top box that unites programming from TV broadcasts and the Internet.
The DRAM industry is recovering from a slump as revenue more than doubled during the fourth quarter of 2009, iSuppli said in a study.