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 estimates total shipments of smartphone APs worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67 billion units in 2018. The slowing growth in the smartphone market means global smartphone AP shipments will only grow at a mild pace in the next few years, reaching 1.77 billion units in 2021.