Jason Yang, DIGITIMES Research; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES
Thursday 9 May 2013
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Demand from China's handset and tablet vendors managed to keep Taiwan's small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel industry in a healthy state in the first quarter of 2013, with shipments falling 4.9% sequentially but growing 13.2% on year. Tablet panels became one of the top-three among all small- to medium-size applications shipped by Taiwan makers, but handset panels remained overwhelmingly as the leader.
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.