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Market Trends: Production of Media Tablets by EMS Companies and ODMs Will Outgrow That of Mobile PCs

Published: 30 May 2014

ID: G00259008

Analyst(s): Jamie Wang


Media tablet production by electronics manufacturing service firms and original design manufacturers accounted for 53% of worldwide production, representing 116 million from a total of 220 million tablets in 2013. EMS and ODM production for media tablets will outgrow that of mobile PCs in 2015.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • The Focus Is Shifting to Android and Midmarket Models
    • More Media Tablets From EMS Firms and ODMs Were Produced in 2013
    • EMS Firms and ODMs Will Take a Further Share From White-Box Vendors
    • PC-Oriented EMS Firms and ODMs Are Continuing to Lead Media Tablet Production
  • Regional Trend
    • Vendors Are Turning to Chinese EMS and ODM Firms to Trim Costs
  • Technology Trend
    • Customized Design and Production for Windows OS Tablets Has Increased
  • Conclusions

Contrarian View

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

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