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Compal to ship 40 million PCs this year

by on29 March 2017

Ten per cent growth

It seems that there is some recovery in the PC market, according to manufacturer Compal.

The outfit said it expects to ship 40 million notebooks and desktops in 2017, growing 10 percent on year.

Company president Ray Chen said PC shipments in first-quarter 2017 will decrease 15 percent sequentially and those in the following quarter will increase 5-10 percent sequentially.

Smart device shipments in the first quarter will slip 20 percent sequentially but those in the second quarter will hike 50 percent per cent sequentially.

Shipments for PC and non-PC products in 2017 will reach 90 million units, rising 10 percent on year. In addition, The ODM expects to ship 10 million smart wearable and IoT devices in 2017, hiking 100 percent on year.

Chen claimed that one spanner in the works of all this growth is that DRAM makers may be reducing supply to hike prices. SSDs are in short supply and will remain so until the end of 2017.

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