Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Wednesday 24 August 2011
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Concerns about possible shortages in the wake of the March 11 disasters in Japan sent notebook makers aggressively stockpiling optical disc drive (ODD) in the second quarter of 2011, resulting in strong growth of Taiwan's ODD shipments.
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.