Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Monday 17 February 2014
Taiwan's digital still camera (DSC) shipments dropped sharply in the fourth quarter of 2013 as challenges from camera-equipped smartphones continued. One of the major makers, Foxconn Electronics, has decided to quit the consumer DSC market.
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.