Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Thursday 8 May 2014
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Taiwan makers' large-size TFT LCD panel shipments dropped 3.2% sequentially in first-quarter 2014, outperforming the worldwide average of 6% decline, partly thanks to reduced competition in the notebook segment from Korean suppliers. But weakened demand for notebook panels will result in a 2.9% decline in Taiwan makers' overall shipments in the second quarter.
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.