Gartner, the world's leading technology advisory and research firm, released the results of its state-of-the-art electronics market survey in 2018. The results include the steady growth rate of 0.9% in the second quarter of 2018.
Gartner and IDC point to sales growth
"The PC market is still hampered by the insufficient DRAM memory segment in 2018 due to a lack of online new wafer capability. As a result, PC vendors will continue to increase their prices throughout the year."
– Ranjit Atwal, Gartner Research Director
Worldwide shipments of devices by type, 2017-2020 (In millions of units)
Traditional PCs (Desk and Notebook)
Total PC Market
Ultramobiles (Basic and Utility)
Computer devices market
Total Device Market
Source: Gartner (July 2018)
O end of Windows 7 support in January 2020 Another important change for market condition. The company states that In North America, migration to Windows 10 is expected to be completed by 2019. In Western Europe, program adoption has intensified this year, and in emerging countries migration has shifted to 2019. The Chinese market has another influence on the global market. : 20% of worldwide handset spending is in China. Mobile phone sales in the country were down 8.7% last year, but are expected to grow by around 3.3% in 2018, representing 23% of total sales for the year. The traditional PC market is down 1.7%, although the country is dependent on this sector. Atwal predicts hope: "China is an interesting country to look at this year. The continued introduction of a Chinese version of Windows 10 in the second half of 2018, as well as the expected Apple iPhone replacement cycle for 2019, will generate demand. "
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