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Apple is expected to open its long-awaited first flagship store in India, marking Apple's efforts to expand in the world's second-largest smartphone market as the global smartphone market is plateauing.
Global AIO PC shipments continued to plunge in the fourth quarter of 2022, down 15% sequentially and 44% on year to reach only around two million units since most demand had already been fulfilled in 2021 amid robust stay-at-home activities during the COVID-19 pandemic at the time, according to DIGITIMES Research's study on the AIO PC market.
Clevo, a Taiwan-based niche notebook manufacturer, expects at least 10% shipment growth in 2023, believing that demand from China's gaming market will recover, according to notebook business group president Chien Yih-long.
The global top-5 notebook brands, not including Apple, saw their combined shipments rise over 10% on month in February 2023 thanks to a low comparison base in January and channel retailers' inventory replenishment, according to DIGITIMES Research's monthly notebook shipment update.
Asustek Computer has warned that it may remain unprofitable in the first half of 2023, while Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) both expect sales to pick up quarter by quarter throughout the year.
Since PCs and servers are adopting DDR5 memory more slowly than anticipated, related conventional power management IC (PMIC) demand is unlikely to increase with improved visibility until 2024, according to industry sources.
E-paper solution provider E Ink Holdings (EIH) is growing its presence in the China market, where demand for e-paper solutions from the education sector is likely to pick up significantly, according to company chairman Johnson Lee.
The market penetration of DDR5 memory has been slower than expected and will continue to be so throughout the first half of 2023, as consumer spending power remains constrained, according to sources at memory module makers.
Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers - Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec, and Asustek Computer - contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.
The pendulum for AR/VR headsets swung the other way through the course of 2022 as global shipments declined 20.9% on year to 8.8 million units, according to new data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. The decline was not completely unexpected, however, given the limited number of vendors in the market, a challenging macroeconomic environment, and a lack of mass market adoption from consumers.