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Global PC Market and Industry Outlook for 3Q 2018 and Beyond

Global PC Market and Industry Outlook for 3Q 2018 and Beyond

Thanks to commercial PC replacement demand, the global PC market has been able to grow at a steady pace in 2018. However, the US-China trade conflict remains a major factor affecting Taiwan's ICT industry and leads to a significant change in the industry's IT hardware supply chains. Coupled with the slowdown in commercial replacement demand, the global PC market is expected to decline slightly in 2019. While traditional ICT products are losing growth momentum, many of them have been integrated with AI technology to meet the growing vertical market demand. This report provides an overview of the global and Taiwanese notebook PC, desktop PC, and tablet shipment performance, examines what extent of global economic conditions on the IT industry; touches on the development of key PC components such as processors, and identify the shifting trends of Taiwan's top players in the IT space such as Pegatron, Quanta, Compal, and Wistron.


  • Development of the WW PC Market and Taiwanese PC Industry
    • Recap and Outlook for WW PC and Tablet Industry
      • Table Worldwide NB, DT, and Tablet Market Volume, 2017 - 2022
    • Recap and Outlook for Taiwanese PC and Tablet Industry
      • Table Taiwanese NB, DT, Tablet Shipment Volume, 2015 - 2019
    • Taiwan's Desktops, Notebooks , and Tablets All Witness QoQ Shipment Growth in 2Q18 and 3Q18
      • Table Taiwanese NB, DT, and Tablet Shipment Volume, 1Q17-1Q19
    • Taiwanese Notebooks, Desktops, and Tablets All See a QoQ Increase in Shipment Value and ASP 3Q 2018
      • Table Taiwanese NB, DT, and Tablet Shipment Value and ASP, 1Q17-4Q18
  • Impact of Economic Conditions on the WW ICT Industry
    • The U.S.-China Trade Continues to Take Its Toll on the WW and Taiwanese ICT Industry
    • Currency Fluctuations in Emerging Markets and Ongoing US-China Trade War are Hidden Concerns
    • A Well-thought-out Market Development Plan Needed for 2H18
  • Development of Key PC Components
    • Process Nodes Affecting Both Intel and AMD's CPU Pricing Strategies
    • Competition Likely to Intensify on Weakening Gaming and Mining Demand
    • Chip Brands Commit to AI Technology Development and Cross-sector Investments
  • Shifting Trends of Taiwan's Major ICT Companies
    • Advancing Technology, Industry, and Global Division of Work with the Concept of Decentralization in Mind
    • Combination of Consumer Electronics and AI Technology Brings New Values and Applications
    • Highly Concentrated IT Market with Reduced Profits to Drive Business Transformation
  • Conclusion

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