Joanne Chien, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Thursday 24 April 2014
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Seasonality and high inventories at clients undermined Taiwan notebook makers' first-quarter 2014 shipments, which dropped following three consecutive quarters of sequential growths. Their shipments will decline further in the second quarter, as demand remains weak.
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.