Simon Su, DIGITIMES Research; Meiling Chen, DIGITIMES
Monday 28 September 2009
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Shipments of both network interface cards (NICs) and wireless routers (WRs) increased sequentially in the second quarter, as retailers started replenish their inventories. Growth momentum was also coming from delivery of orders that had been delayed from the first quarter. Component and chip shortages resulted in delayed shipments in the first quarter, but the shortages improved in the second quarter.
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.