Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Wednesday 30 September 2009
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Taiwan shipped 32.8 million notebooks in the second quarter of 2009, up 18.8% sequentially and 12.8% from the same period one year earlier, as channel vendors replenished their PC inventory to meet recovering demand in the market. The growth came despite tight supply of notebook components such as panels, optical drives, hard drives and some related ICs.
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.