Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Friday 26 April 2013
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Taiwan makers' notebook shipments dropped 15.7% sequentially and 14.3% on year to 36.89 million units in the first quarter of 2013 as more consumers chose tablets over conventional notebooks. Seasonality worsened the market conditions for notebooks. Taiwan's notebook industry will see its worst-ever on-year drop 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.