Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2021 went down 9.4% sequentially, but up 25.7% on year, due to a weak comparison base in the same quarter a year ago, when the coronavirus pandemic started raging in China.
Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel shipments only went down 2.4% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, thanks mainly to better-than-expected smartphone panel demand, despite seasonal factors and fewer working hours as a result of the Lunar New Year holidays.
First-quarter 2021 smartphone shipments to the China market amounted to 94.6 million units. The volume represented a growth of 9% quarter-over-quarter and an upsurge of 99.6% year-over-year due to a low base period in the corresponding period of 2020.
Global notebook shipments not including devices with detachable keyboards went down only 8.7% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021 as demand for education and gaming models remained robust and previously unfulfilled orders were delivered.