Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Monday 8 May 2017
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Taiwan's notebook panel shipments had the best results of all application segments in the first quarter of 2017, as clients placed orders in advance for their second-quarter production. But this means Taiwan's notebook panel shipments will see limited growth in the second quarter.
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.