Simon Su, DIGITIMES Research; Meiling Chen, DIGITIMES
Monday 15 November 2010
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Taiwan's network interface card (NIC) and wireless router (WR) shipments both experienced a double-digit decline in the third quarter of 2010. Back-to-school demand failed expectations. Shipments in the second half are unlikely to follow the cycle of previous years mainly due to sluggish notebook demand as well as high inventory levels.
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.