A recently published Digitimes Research Special Report notes that combined revenues from Taiwan-based makers' server motherboards, servers, storage and network equipment are expected to grow to NT$558.5 billion (US$17.45 billion) in 2016 and the amount will have a chance to reach NT$600 billion in 2017 as Intel's new Purley-based products will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2017, while demand for datacenter servers will continue to rise.
The report, titled "Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis," indicates that 2017 worldwide server shipments are expected to grow 8% on year to reach nearly 12 million units (based on related motherboard shipments) and the volume is expected to reach 12.5 million units in 2017, up 4-5% on year. Since vendors' Purley-based server product shipments are expected to continue rising in both 2018 and 2019, worldwide server shipments will grow another 8% in 2018.
For Taiwan-based server suppliers, rising demand from cloud computing industry will boost their shipments by 7.4% on year in 2016. The top-2 vendors in Taiwan Inventec and Wistron (including Wiwynn) will see their combined market share rising from 42.1% in 2015 to 44.7% in 2016 and reach 47.2% in 2017.
More information about the report can be found here.
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