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Forecast Analysis: PC and Media Tablet Production and Semiconductor Content, Worldwide, 4Q13 Update

Published: 28 January 2014

ID: G00247042

Analyst(s): Ben Lee


The fully-equipped PC semiconductor market is expected to fall −0.3% in 2013, marking three consecutive years of decline. Comparatively, the media tablet semiconductor market will sustain high growth at over 20% compound annual growth rate for the next five years — driven by basic/utility tablets.

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
    • Desk-Based PCs
    • Notebook PCs
    • Ultramobile PCs
    • Media Tablets
  • 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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