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Forecast Analysis: PC and Media Tablet Production and Semiconductor Content, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 4Q12 Update

Published: 14 January 2013

ID: G00238778

Analyst(s): Ben Lee , Jamie Wang


Gartner lowered the 2012 PC semiconductor growth forecast to −10.9%, to reflect slowing PC sales. Media tablet semiconductor market growth increased to 49.8% based on better sales. We expect the continued hardware and software evolution will soon spur demand for ultramobile PCs and media tablets.

Table Of Contents
  • PC Unit Production
    • Desk-Based PC Unit Production
    • Notebook PC Unit Production
    • Ultramobile PC Unit Production
    • Media Tablet Unit Production


  • Changes From the Previous Forecast
  • PC and Media Tablet Production Forecast
  • Desktop PC Original Design Manufacturers
  • Notebook/Ultramobile PC ODMs
  • Media Tablet ODMs
  • PC and Media Tablet Semiconductor Market Forecast
  • PC and Media Tablet Semiconductor Market by Device Category
    • Microprocessors
    • Application-Specific Standard Products
    • Memory

Market Model

  • Definitions and Scope for PC and Media Tablet Production
  • Forecast Components
    • Electronic Equipment Unit Production
    • Semiconductor Device Unit Content
    • Semiconductor Device ASPs
  • Influencing Factors
    • PC and Media Tablet Sales and Production
    • Enterprise Budgets and Spending
    • Consumer Spending
    • System Design and Functional Integration
    • Features and Functions
    • Supply Versus Demand and Cost Reduction
    • R&D Spending
    • Capital Spending
    • Data Processing Industry-Specific Regulation/Legislation
    • Business Performance, Strategies and Objectives
  • Connections

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