Jason Yang, DIGITIMES Research; Yvonne Yu, DIGITIMES
Thursday 11 June 2009
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Shipments managed to stay flat sequentially in the first quarter, thanks to a recent surge in rush orders that prevented shipments from plunging further. But shipments went down on a yearly basis, as demand remained sluggish amid the uncertain economic outlook.
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments worldwide will grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the period 2017-2022, with growth mainly driven by large-scale data centers and the China market.
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone APs worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67 billion units in 2018. The slowing growth in the smartphone market means global smartphone AP shipments will only grow at a mild pace in the next few years, reaching 1.77 billion units in 2021.