CULV


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CULV

(Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) An Intel brand coined in 2009 for a variety of ultra low voltage (ULV) CPUs, including Pentium, Celeron, Core 2 Solo, Core 2 Duo and Atom chips.
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Chunghwa Telecom Co., the largest telecom service provider in Taiwan, is going to buy a total of 100,000 CULV laptops and netbook PCs from Acer, Asus, BenQ and Sony, and models installed with Windows 7 from Gigabyte, Asus and Acer in 2010.
Since Intel launched its CULV platform last year, a couple of large-sized international notebook PC brands, such as Asus, Acer, HP and Dell, have actively released their CULV-based models, as they are quite optimistic about the market trend of lightweight, ultrathin laptops.
The ASUS UX30, which is based on Intel's consumer ultra low voltage (CULV) processor, offers the perfect balance of thinness, light weight and power.
However, IDC Taiwan says, the netbooks will face some challenges ahead, including lower profit margins, high competitive pressure from CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) models, and telecom companies' relatively-conservative bundled-packaging promotions etc.
The Digital Signage Pavilion is another newly created trend products pavilion with HGiga exhibiting the latest products that integrate view counting features, with AOpen and COLLEVO exhibiting this years hottest product, the All-In-One enhanced with CULV features.
Acer actively pushed CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) notebook PC models in 2009, but won higher acceptance only in China and Japan.
<p>As for future ThinkPad trends, Lenovo may release a successor to the ThinkPad X300 using a lower-voltage CULV processor from Intel to cut heat and energy usage, said Franciso Carias, Lenovo's worldwide product marketing manager for the ThinkPad line.<p>Lenovo is also thinking about adding a multitouch screen to future ThinkPads, and it will consider releasing a slim model of its T500 with 15-in.
7, 2010 (CENS) -- With laptops in different specifications becoming popular with consumers, Taiwanese telecom companies have decided to increase procurements of notebook PCs, netbook PCs and laptops based on CULV (consumer ultra low voltage) platform for sale in 2010 on the island, according to industry sources.