Intel Developer Forum is the event where the people from this industry meet. Usually, IDF will start from US in the spring at San Francisco, then moving to other regions of the world such as Asia. The 2008 IDF is something special, the first IDF of the year starts from Shanghai, which is a cosmopolitan metropolis. Being an native in Shanghai it is my pleasure to have IDF here in my hometown and keep some snapshot of this industry event and share with you all.
With more than 1200 companies and 50% of the sessions delivered by the 3rd party speakers, this is truly an industry event, rather than an event of Intel only.
Some interesting figures to share on China for 2007 is that the PC total available market is 37 Million for China, with notebook at 9 Million. The share for notebook is 26%. The PC penetration is at 21%.