Early data says Microsoft's (NAS: MSFT) Surface tablets are selling well. From Beijing, China to New York City's Times Square, browsers and buyers converged to take a closer look at Mr. Softy's answer to the iPad. Microsoft sold out ore-orders of the device shortly after offering it online.
Who wins if sales continue at this pace? Tech repair site iFixit has released a teardown of the Surface that reveals a list of component suppliers that could benefit if Microsoft's tablet becomes a genuine hit:
Micron Technology (NAS: MU) , whose chipset imbues the Surface with 2 GB of RAM.
Texas Instruments (NAS: TXN) , which supplies power management.
Marvell Technology (NAS: MRVL) , which supplies wireless capability.
Cypress Semiconductor (NAS: CY) , whose capacitive controller enables the Surface's touchscreen.
Of these suppliers, only Texas Instruments figured prominently in supplying components for the new iPad. Apple (NAS: AAPL) began taking pre-orders of the iPad Mini on Friday. The low-end Black & Slate edition sold out within 35 hours.
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