Hewlett-Packard, and a Taiwanese chipmaker Via Technologies have managed to launch the first PC running on little energy to cover the demand for carbon-neutral products in the market. The product strategy is said to be focused on Chinese companies, promoting the PC with a low total cost of ownership.
The forecast says that demand for energy-efficient IT could swiftly come out in fast-growing markets, such as India and China, rather than in Europe and the US.
This is a sign that fast-growing markets can absorb the comparative advantage of new economy much faster than their Western counterparts. In fact, Forbes reports that China has exceeded the expectations in human capital investment last year, forecasting to raise the GDP share contributed to R&D.
It also notes that China surpassed the U.S. in internet use.