Tom Lo, DIGITIMES Research; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Thursday 11 May 2017
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Taiwan shipped only 6.74 million LCD TV shipments in the first quarter, the lowest quarterly performance since the third quarter of 2009's 5.81 million units, with the total representing a sharp 33.2% sequential decline.
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.