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Forecast Analysis: PC and Media Tablet Production and Semiconductor Content, Worldwide, 1Q13 Update

Published: 08 April 2013

ID: G00247038

Analyst(s): Sergis Mushell, Ben Lee , Amy Teng , Jamie Wang


The PC semiconductor market declined −9% in 2012 and will grow slowly, at only 1.4%, in 2013 due to slowing PC demand. Meanwhile, the media tablet semiconductor market gained 49.1% in 2012 and will sustain high growth of 27.2% in 2013.

Table Of Contents


  • Changes From 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


  • PC Unit Production
    • Desk-Based PC Unit Production
    • Notebook PC Unit Production
    • Ultramobile PC Unit Production
    • Media Tablet Unit Production

Market Model

  • Definitions and Scope for PCs 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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