29 Jun '15, 9am
Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015
Notebook demand not strong as expected in 2H15, overall shipments to drop on year in 2015 Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 29 June 2015] Notebook demand may not see as strong growth in the second half as originally expected and overall shipments are expected to decline to 160 million units in 2015, down 5% on year with some conservative players even forecasting the number to reach only 150 million units, down a double-digit percentage on year, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. After having a weak first half, the sources said that they are still seeing weak orders from brand vendors for the second half as depreciation of non-US currencies and oil price drops have both caused overall consumer purchasing to stay weak. Although many vendors expect Windows 10 to trigger a PC replacement trend after its launch, some are concerned that the free...