Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Friday 28 April 2017
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Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments slipped under the 20 million threshold in the first quarter of 2017, slipping 6.2% on year to reach only 18.21 million units, as demand for LCD monitors remained weak. LCD monitor demand is unlikely to see any major recovery and therefore, Taiwan's shipments are expected to continue suffering from an on-year decline of 8.4% 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.