Computer Hardware

This category contains a wide range of reports that cover microprocessor markets, computer semiconductors, industrial PCs,  and storage devices markets.

Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2015
Worldwide PC Discrete Graphics Processing Unit Vendor Shares This update provides the worldwide market and vendor share results for PC discrete graphics...

Date of Publication: Sep 29, 2015
This study examines the hard disk drive component market for the period from 2015 to 2019. The demand for HDDs for enterprise applications remains solid, with HDD petabytes shipped for enterprise applications growing at a 31.3% 2014–2019 CAGR. However, HDD areal density is growing at a slower pace than the enterprise HDD petabyte shipment growth rate. Because of these differing growth rates, enterprise HDD unit shipments will increase, and HDD suppliers will be required to use a higher number of heads and disks per drive to increase the capacity of an enterprise HDD. As a result, the demand for HDD components for the enterprise HDD segment will increase. In contrast, the demand for other HDD segments will steadily contract.

Date of Publication: Sep 24, 2015
This study surveys revenue performance in the Japan disk storage system market between 2012 and 2014 by industry and number of employees and presents forecasts for 2015 through 2019. It analyzes industry-specific revenue in the Japan disk storage system market by OS and connection environment from the standpoint of external/internal configurations. The study also analyzes revenue by number of employees from the standpoint of external/internal configurations.

Date of Publication: Sep 11, 2015
High levels of homogeneity among tablets and the increasing threats from phablets and low-cost notebook PCs have taken their toll on sales of tablets as the tablet market value is estimated to see year-on-year decline in 2015 for the first time; in anticipation of more branded vendors expanding footprint into 2-in-1 tablets, the 2-in-1 tablet market is projected to grow by 62.5% in 2015 compared to 2014. This report provides the overview of global tablet market and examines market and product development trends while touching on several highlighted topics.

Date of Publication: Sep 11, 2015
This research report presents shipment volume and value forecast and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese tablet industry. The report includes shipment volume and value, ASP, and product mix analysis. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with tablet brands and makers.

Date of Publication: Aug 10, 2015

Hard drive manufacturers Seagate Technology and Western Digital face an uphill battle in attempting to sustain sales of traditional rotating-disk drives in the coming years. It all comes down to the price. Traditional storage drives currently cost around 7 to 8 cents per usable gigabyte, whereas even the best-priced SSDs cost over $0.40 per usable gigabyte. SSD prices have been falling drastically in the last few years as demand has picked up. Prices are likely to continue to drop in the coming years, thereby posing a major threat to hard drive makers such as Seagate and Western Digital. Samsung leads the pack of SSD manufacturers with a commanding 40% share in the SSD market. This report focuses on the entire hard disk drive market food chain, analyzing the markets for hard disk drives, substrates, and thin film heads.  Processing issues in the manufacture of each of these sectors in included and  the report details the CMP and Lithography sectors of thin film head processing.  Market forecasts and market shares of all sectors are detailed.  The SSD market is also analyzed.

Date of Publication: Jul 6, 2015
This research report presents shipment volume and value forecasts and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese server system and server motherboard industries. The report includes server full system and barebone and server motherboard shipment volume, shipment value, ASP, volume and share by maker, by price point, and manufacturer volume ranking. The report analyzes shipment by CPU architecture and CPU count.