Supply chain
Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 1Q16 estimated at 44.89 million units
Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

There were an estimated 44.89 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, falling 31.3% on quarter and 12.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

The shipments consisted of 10.2 million iPads, 18.4 million from major brands, and 16.3 million units by white-box vendors/makers, respectively decreasing 36.6%, 36.5% and 19.7% on quarter, Digitimes Research indicated.

7-inch models accounted for 28.8% of the shipments, 7.9-inch 15.0%, 8.x 5.7%, 9.x 28.7%, 10.x 11.4%, and 11-inch and above 10.4%. In terms of touch-panel technology, GFF (glass + film + film) accounted for 48.9% of shipments, GF2 (glass + double film) 35.7%, OGS (one glass solution) 8.0% and On-Cell 7.5%.

Apple was the largest vendor taking up 22.7% of shipments, followed by Samsung Electronics with 13.8%, Lenovo 4.8%, Amazon 4.5%, Huawei Technologies 4.3%, Asustek Computer 2.7%, LG Electronics 1.9%, TCL 1.8%, Microsoft 1.6% and Acer 1.4%.

Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs shipped 14.5 million tablets in the quarter, dropping 37.8% on quarter and 17.6% on year. Foxconn Electronics accounted for 64% of shipments, Compal Electronics 15.9%, Pegatron 5.2% and Wistron 1.5%.

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