According to Digitimes Research's statistics, global tablet shipments amounted to 32 million units in first-quarter 2022 in line with expectation. The volume was the lowest since the COVID-19 outbreak started in first-quarter 2020 as the tablet market sustained pressure from the slow season and rising inflation while no longer enjoying pandemic-driven work-from-home (WFH) and online learning demand.
According to DIGITIMES Research's surveys and analyses, first-quarter 2022 smartphone shipments to the China market fell 26.5% from the prior year level, coming short of the 70-million-unit mark amid weak market demand.
According to DIGITIMES Research's statistics and analyses, China-based smartphone brands shipped a total of 170 million phones worldwide in first-quarter 2022, down 12.9% from the prior quarter with the China market experiencing worsening decline and overseas markets entering slow season and undergoing seasonal adjustment after the year-end shopping season.
According to Digitimes Research's surveys and analyses, first-quarter 2022 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 178 million units, increasing 4% from the prior quarter but decreasing 16% from the prior year as Xiaomi, Oppo and Transsion ramped up inventory with their efforts to expand into Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America generating results.
In first-quarter 2022, server manufacturers still struggled with the problem of some low-end ICs being in worse shortage than others and the Lunar New Year holidays slowed down their shipment momentum.
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments increased sequentially for two quarters straight in the fourth quarter of 2021, up 4.3% from a quarter ago, but down 5.9% on year.Taiwan's PC monitor shipments increased sequentially for two quarters straight in the fourth quarter of 2021, up 4.3% from a quarter ago, but down 5.9% on year.
Taiwan's small-to-medium-size panel shipment went down over 20% sequentially and 4.3% on year to come to 184.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2021 as demand for feature phone panels plunged drastically during the period.
The fourth quarter of 2021 was the traditional peak season for the TV market and brand vendors' promotion campaigns launched for the year-end holidays in Europe and North America as well as Single's Day in China, boosted Taiwan's TV shipments by 9.7% sequentially to over eight million units in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Fourth-quarter 2021 smartphone shipments to the China market amounted to 80.5 million units. The volume represented a 9.5% increase from the prior quarter, driven by inventory preparation demand for the high season.
China-based smartphone brands shipped a total of 195 million phones in fourth-quarter 2021 as they aggressively ramped up shipments in the traditional high season in an attempt to make their whole-year target.