News In Brief: Informa Telecoms & Media, IDC, FIC

The number of homes connected to digital TV services will hit 517 million globally in 2010, up 85% on 2009, Informa Telecoms & Media predicts. The firm forecasts connections will grow to around one billion by 2015, aided by strong growth in China, Russia and the US.
Worldwide PC microprocessor revenue grew 24.1% year-on-year in Q3, outpacing the 8.6% increase in shipments over the quarter, IDC said. The researchers forecast double-digit growth for 2011.
Taiwan laptop maker First International Computer (FIC) has unveiled its first tablet, the Tycoon, which will run on the PC-centric Windows 7 OS.