Michael McManus, DigiTimes.com, Taipei. With reporting by Claire Sung, Betty Hsu and Jimmy Hsu.
Friday 28 May 2004
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Global shipments of PC-use optical storage drives are expected to reach 220 million units in 2004. Although the overall optical drive industry will grow modestly this year, the DVD burner sector is likely to post strong growth.
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 expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.