Jason Yang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Friday 9 May 2014
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Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel makers face strong competition in the handset sector from Japan- and Korea-based firms in the high-end segment and from China-based suppliers in the entry-level segment. Taiwan-based makers' handset panel shipments dropped more than 25% in first-quarter 2014.
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.