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Forecast Overview: PC and Ultramobile Production and Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2018

Published: 10 July 2018

ID: G00347004

Analyst(s): Ben Lee


The PC and ultramobile semiconductor market will decline, as semiconductor device prices dip through 2022. Although platforms and devices will diversify, semiconductor technology product managers must mainly focus on ways to control price declines to avoid revenue losses.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • PC and Ultramobile Unit Production Will Continue to Decline Through 2022
  • Functional Integration Will Drive Down Semiconductor Device Units, but Higher Device ASPs Will Keep Semiconductor Content Growing
    • PCs
    • Basic and Utility Ultramobiles

Foundational Assumptions

  • Traditional PCs
    • End-Market Demand
    • Functional Integration
  • Ultramobile
    • End-Market Demand
    • Functional Integration
    • System Design

Market Model or Methodology

  • Definitions and Scope for PC and Ultramobile Production
  • Market Model
  • Forecast Components
    • PC and Ultramobile Unit Production
    • Semiconductor Device Unit Content
    • Semiconductor Device ASPs
  • Influencing Factors
    • PC and Ultramobile Sales and Production
    • Enterprise Budgets and Spending
    • Consumer Spending
    • System Design and Functional Integration
    • Features and Functions
    • Supply and Demand and Cost Reduction
    • Semiconductor R&D Spending
    • Capital Spending
    • Data Processing and Mobile Communications Industry-Specific Regulation/Legislation
    • Business Performance, Strategies and Objectives
  • Connections
    • Enterprise Budgets and Spending > PC and Ultramobile Sales and Production
    • Consumer Spending > PC and Ultramobile Sales and Production
    • Features and Functions > System Design
    • Device and Package Design > Functional Integration
    • Technology Node > Functional Integration
    • Device and Package Design > Features and Functions
    • Technology Node > Cost Reduction
    • Manufacturing Utilization > Capital Spending

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