Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Wednesday 8 February 2017
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Taiwan-based makers' large-size LCD panel shipments dropped 2.3% in 2016, worse than the average global decline of 1.1%, due to competition from China makers. Challenges from China competitors have been growing.
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 expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.