IDC says tablets saw flat growth year-over-year in the second quarter, while Chromebook shipments declined over 50% as demand lessens. Lenovo was the biggest loser in tablets and HP in Chromebooks.
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Gartner has revealed that semiconductor revenues won't be as good in 2022 as anticipated during the last quarter. Early figures for 2023 also reveal the sector will see contraction.
The analyst firm, IDC, has reported that PC sales have declined for the second consecutive quarter due to macroeconomic issues. Despite this, sales are still way up against pre-pandemic levels.
IDC believes PC shipments will decline by 8.2% this year before picking up in 2023. It says inflation, war, and lockdowns are the main causes of the decline. Tablets shipments will slump too.
China could catch up with industry leaders in semiconductor technology in around 10 years, according to an analyst from IDC. The country can currently produce 14- to 16-nanometre chips.
The analyst firm Gartner has predicted that half of the top ten auto manufacturers will begin designing their own chips by the middle of the decade following the current chip shortage.
The analyst firm IDC has said that smartwatches have begun to displace wristbands as the price gap between the two products closes. Customers want smartwatches as they are more capable devices.
IDC says spending on quantum computing will rise from $412 million in 2020 to $8.6 billion in 2027. Peter Rutten from IDC even went as far as to say that classical computing will run out of steam.
The analyst SensorTower has revealed that TikTok has become the first third-party app outside the Facebook ecosystem to reach 3 billion downloads on the App Store and the Google Play Store.
The analyst firm Canalys has said sales of PC in Western Europe were up 48% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2020. The sales were driven by people having to work from home.
The analyst firm Canalys has revealed Chromebooks have been one of the main drivers of PC sales after reporting a 275% growth in 1Q21. It also said that the tablet market has been performing well.
Gartner has raised its worldwide IT spending prediction from $3.9 trillion in January to $4.1 trillion. It said IT spending will recover in North American and Western Europe by the end of the year.
The analyst firm Gartner has predicted that there will be 6.2 billion in-use devices this year and that in 2022 this figure will see a further increase to 6.4 billion as working styles change.
The analyst firm Canalys has warned that firms are not spending enough money on cybersecurity. It highlighted that security breaches were higher than even last year so firms need to be prepared.
Canalys has said that Level 2 autonomous cars are finally becoming mainstream. In the United States, they've reached a penetration level of 30%. Globally sales hit 11.2 million in 2020.
The analyst firm TrendForce has stated that larger TVs and those with OLED panels will perform well this year due to several factors including demand for larger screens and increased LCD prices.
IDC's data has revealed that PC monitors saw their biggest growth ever in 2020 due to the shift to home learning and working. The market also saw its best fourth quarter since 2011.
The analyst firm TrendForce has said 39% of smartphone models this year will feature AMOLED displays. This is an increase from 31% in 2019 and 33% in 2020 and comes at the expense of LTPS LCD.
IDC data has shown that people turned to purchase wearables as their disposable income rose due to the closure of most retail outlets because of coronavirus. The market grew by 28.4% compared to 2019.
TrendForce has said that 5G penetration could fall slightly this year due to a winter storm that hit Samsung's Austin factory that produces Qualcomm's 5G RFIC, a crucial component in 5G phones.
TrendForce has warned of a 3-8% price increase for solid-state drives in the second quarter. It originally expected the price to remain steady but several production issues have cropped up.
TrendForce expects smartphone production to be 9% higher this year compared to last year. The firm also said that sales are expected to begin recovering as more and more people get vaccinated.
The analyst firm Gartner has said that it expects IT spending by governments to increase by 5.1% this year as they invest more in devices and telecoms to let employees get work done from home.
Shipments of smartphones globally decreased by 5% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Over the whole year, sales declined by more than 12% compared to 2019.
5G smartphones will account for 35% of all smartphone sold in 2021 according to the analyst firm Gartner. In China, it's expected that 59.5% of smartphones will be equipped with 5G this year.
Gartner has released its latest predictions surrounding IT spending in 2021 and 2022. Last year saw negative growth in IT spend due to businesses cutting back but growth looks strong this year.
Gartner has said that spend in the global wearable market will reach $81.5 billion this year, up 18.1% compared to 2020 where spend reached $69 billion. Ear-worn devices will create the most spend.
Canalys has reported that the PC market saw 25% growth YoY in 4Q20. The market also had a great 2020 in general as people sought out new computers to help them work from home during the pandemic.
The analyst firm TrendForce has announced that the LiDAR market's revenue will jump from $682 million in 2020 to $2.9 billion in 2025 as more autonomous vehicles and ADAS-equipped vehicles are made.
TrendForce has revealed that the global foundry market is expected to have its best year of the last ten years in 2020 thanks to a number of factors including the pandemic which has boosted demand.
The analyst firm, Gartner, has reported that 3Q20 saw a decline in smartphone sales compared to 3Q19. It said that the next quarter looks better but sales will still be hampered due to COVID-19.
IDC has predicted that smartphones will grow year-over-year in 4Q20 after the market performed stronger than expected during 3Q20. The sales will be largely driven by consumer interest in 5G.
The analyst firm, TrendForce, has predicted a growth in MacBook Sales this year and for sales records to be broken in 2021. The reason for the expected growth is Apple's new M1 processor.
The analyst firm, TrendForce, has found that 3Q20 saw TV shipments reach historical highs due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a 20% increase in demand from North America.
IDC has said that smart home devices will remain strong this year despite the coronavirus' effects on the economies of the world. In 2024, IDC expects 1.4 billion smart home device shipments.
Gartner has said that the Internet of Things is set to have a big impact on supply chains in the next 2-5 years. Last year, it said 59% of businesses it had asked had already begun leveraging IoT.
Canalys has reported that the North American wearables market grew by 10% in Q2 2020 but that the average selling price was dragged down as more people opted for low-end activity trackers.
IDC has forecasted that the U.S. could see a rapid increase in the number of information mobile workers and that this segment of society will also drive higher the number of people working from home.
Gartner has forecasted that worldwide 5G infrastructure spend will almost double compared to last year. It said Greater China (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong) would lead on 5G adoption in the short term.
IDC has forecasted that ICT spending this year will reach $4.3 trillion. It said that the current political landscape and a slow economy are reasons for the figure not being even higher.