Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Monday 24 February 2014
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Taiwan makers' large-size LCD panel shipments saw better growth than the worldwide average in 2013, as their Korea-based competitors reduced their notebook and monitor panel shipments that offered low profits. Taiwan's share of global large-size panel shipments rose in 2013 as a result.
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.