Taipei, Thursday, May 25, 2017 04:04 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
27°C
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments drop 30% sequentially in 1Q14
Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 23 April 2014]

Global tablet shipments reached only 58.56 million units in the first quarter of 2014, down almost 30% sequentially, but up 4.6% on year despite Samsung Electronics trying to boost both its high-end and entry-level tablet shipments and Lenovo pushing shipments to meet its fiscal 2013 targets. Seasonality, Apple seeing weaker sales, and the tablet market growing mature were also factors that affected shipment performance, according to Digitimes Research.

Shipments of iPads suffered both on-year and sequential drops to reach 15.85 million units in the first quarter. Non-iPad tablet shipments were 22.31 million units, down 20% sequentially, but up over 30% on year thanks to strong demand for Samsung, Lenovo and Asustek's Windows-based models. White-box tablet shipments reached only 20.4 million units due to seasonality and labor shortages during the Lunar New Year holidays.

Apple and Samsung remained the top-two vendors in the first quarter, but the two players' market share gap was less than 6pp. Lenovo was the third-largest vendor, followed closely by Asustek Computer in fourth. Amazon and Google dropped to number seven and ten.

Taiwan ODMs shipped 22.15 million tablets together in the first quarter, accounting for less than 60% of global shipments. The largest maker, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), and second-largest Pegatron Technology both suffered significant shipment drops due to lower-than-expected demand for iPad. Quanta saw increased shipments in the quarter because of Asustek's T100 tablet, and returned to being the third-largest maker in Taiwan. Compal Electronics' shipments suffered a sharp decline because Amazon's Kindle Fire range is approaching the end of its lifecycle, while Acer is turning to cooperate with China-based makers, Digitimes Research's figures showed.

This article is an excerpt from a Digitimes Research Quarterly Data Report (Global tablet market – 1Q 2014). Visit our latest Data reports.

Realtime news
  • China market: China-based panel equipment makers surpass South Korea-based ones in 1Q17, says KDIA

    Before Going to Press | 6h 25min ago

  • Global smartphone shipments grow 9.1% on year in 1Q17, says Gartner

    Before Going to Press | 6h 25min ago

  • SK Hynix reportedly obtains GDDR6 DRAM orders from Nvidia, AMD

    Before Going to Press | 6h 25min ago

  • Pixart Imaging to see revenues up 20% on year in May

    Before Going to Press | 6h 26min ago

  • HTC rolls out AI platform for medical applications

    Before Going to Press | 6h 26min ago

  • China market: Some white-box VR device makers cede VR market

    Before Going to Press | 6h 26min ago

  • Diode makers gearing up for car-use applications

    Before Going to Press | 6h 27min ago

  • Nvidia, Intel expected to show latest progress on AI product lines

    Before Going to Press | 6h 27min ago

  • Etron provides 30nm specialty buffer memory for automotive

    Before Going to Press | 6h 27min ago

  • Macroblock 2017 EPS to reach NT$8

    Before Going to Press | 6h 28min ago

  • Pegatron to showcase new products on June 1

    Before Going to Press | 6h 28min ago

  • Passive component firm Chilisin puts increased focus on high-end products

    Before Going to Press | 6h 29min ago

  • Computex 2017: BenQ pushing new cloud computing solutions

    Before Going to Press | 6h 29min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 25, 14:34

Digitimes Research estimates that 2016 was another down year for the global notebook market, with shipments dipping below 150 million. While the market will continue shrinking in 2017, the drop will be much less dramatic, as Windows 10 adoption in the enterprise...

Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 16, 12:01

Digitimes Research expects global application processor (AP) shipments to increase more than 8% in 2017 and surpass the 1.9 billion mark, with smartphones remaining the main application. After slumping in 2015, Qualcomm returned to form in 2016 and will continue...

Global tablet market – 1Q 2017

GLOBAL TABLET | May 23, 14:49

Cannibalized by large-size smartphones, global tablet shipments in first-quarter 2017 dropped 16.7% on year to reach 37.12 million units.

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 19, 11:42

Taiwan's handset shipments have improved significantly thanks to feature phone orders from HMD Global.

China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2017

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 12, 13:53

Total shipments of China-based smartphone makers in first-quarter 2017 were 134.30 million units, representing flat growth compared to first-quarter 2016 and showing an on-quarter drop of 28.8%.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.