According to IHS iSuppli, graphics-enabled microprocessors (GEM) penetration will represent 50% of the notebook market in 2011 and 45% for the desktop PC market. GEMs will be in over 230 million notebooks and 63 million desktop computers. By 2014, 83% of all notebook PCs and 76% of desktop PCs worldwide will ship with graphics-enabled microprocessors. GEMs are microprocessors that feature a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics processing unit in a single-chip design. With a GEM, an additional graphics processor or add-in graphics card is not needed.
Wi-Fi handset shipments have exploded over the past year, and will continue to show strong growth over the next several years. With the increasing prevalence of Wi-Fi enabled handsets, hotspot usage by handheld devices has increased significantly. As a percentage of total connects, handhelds increased from 20% in 2008 to 35% in 2009. By 2011 handhelds are anticipated to account for half of hotspot connects reports In-Stat.