Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES
Wednesday 15 May 2013
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Inventory of LCD TV panels built up in the 2012 had yet to be digested in first-quarter 2013, while demand from the sluggish PC market remained weak. Taiwan makers' large-size TFT LCD panel shipments in the first quarter went down 13.9% on quarter and 8.1% on year.
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.