Wistron chairman dismisses 'netbook' threat

Says they will never account for more than ten per cent of the notebook market
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The chairman of ODM manufacturer Wistron has dismissed predictions that the sub-notebook market will eat into the laptop market.

Speaking to Digitimes's sister newspaper Taiwan Economic Times, Simon Lin said that he believes sub-notebooks or 'netbooks' would have great difficultly in devouring market share from traditional laptops.

He made the statement when he told the paper that he sees laptop shipments increasing 15 per cent in the third quarter. Saying that netbooks are doing well, he warned that he can only see them ever taking ten per cent of the market.