Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Friday 10 May 2013
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The global DSC market has been facing severe challenges from smartphones with powerful camera functions. DSC vendors' poor sales mean significant cuts to orders for their Taiwan-based manufacturing partners. As a result, Taiwan's DSC shipments dropped significantly to below six million units in the first quarter of 2013.
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.