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Market Trends: Production of Media Tablets by EMS Companies and ODMs, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 12 July 2013

ID: G00246141

Analyst(s): Jamie Wang


Media tablets made by electronics manufacturing service companies and original design manufacturers will outperform mobile PCs in 2014, reaching 179 million units, up from 98 million units in 2012. This growth will continue with production forecast to be more than 228 million units in 2015.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Apple Needs to Reduce its Reliance on Dominant EMS Companies/ODMs
  • The Market Is Supplying More Non-iOS Tablets
  • The Challenging Business Operation
  • The White-Box Market Potential
  • EMS and ODM Market Demand and Supply

Contrarian View

  • Collapse in Demand Reduces Participation by EMS Companies and ODMs in Media Tablet Production

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