Betty Shyu, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
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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.
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange rate volatility, global smartphone AP shipments may experience further decline in 2019, down two years in row, according to Digitimes Research estimates.
According to Digitimes Research, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end systems, storage devices and related network equipment, continue to enjoy growth in 2018. In terms of volume, global server shipments will show continuing growth throughout 2018 and 2019.
This Digitimes Research Special Report offers global shipment forecasts for three major mobile device market segments - smartphones, notebooks and tablets - for the year 2019 and beyond. It gives in-depth analyses of their respective market outlooks, with shipment forecasts extending to 2023.