Global LCD TV shipments in 2014 are expected to reach 210.8 million, up 3.2% year-on-year, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce. Vendors’ inventories are currently healthy and Chinese vendors in particular are looking to expand their shipments in markets abroad by bumping up competition during Black Friday in the USA. LCD TV demand in China is also increasing in preparation for the October 1 holiday period, which means that oversupply is unlikely to occur in the short term.
Global tablet shipments are expected to reach 205.5 million in 2014, less than 5% on year, according to WitsView, a research division of TrendForce. The tablet market is sandwiched between internal and external threats that are affecting market performance.
Notebook shipments reached approximately 14 million in May 2014, up 6.4% on month and up 9% on year. Distributors’ strong stock up demands for new models including low priced US $249 Microsoft notebooks acted as a major growth momentum, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce.
TrendForce and Taipei Computer Association (TCA) will be hosting “TrendForce Compuforum” at Computex 2014 in Room 504 at Nanagang Exhibition Hall on June 5, 2014. The event will assemble the company’s four research divisions DRAMeXchange, WitsView, LEDinside and EnergyTrend for the first time. Guest speakers from well-known international manufacturers including SanDisk, ARM, Qualcomm and Synaptics will gather at the event to discuss the latest technology and market trends in 2014.
Global smartphone shipments showed better than expected growth in 1Q14, rising 1.13% QoQ to 266.9 million units, according to TrendForce. “The Q1 momentum came mostly from the emerging market sectors and China,” noted Avril Wu, Assistant Vice President of TrendForce. “The Chinese smartphone manufacturers’ increased 4G smartphone production is key to the smartphone industry higher than anticipated Q1 growth.”