Cellphone IC sales will exceed standard PC IC dollar volumes for the first time in 2013–$70.7bn versus $65.1bn ICs used in PCs
‘For most of the last two decades personal computers have accounted for a third or more of annual IC sales,’ says IC Insights.
This year the PC industry will account for a quarter of the IC industry’s output and the phone industry will account for 24%.
By 2016, the PC industry will take only 20% of IC output, and the phone industry will take 32%, says IC Insights.
Between 2011-16 desktop PC unit shipments will have a CAGR of 0.1%; notebook computers are expected to grow by a CAGR of 7.4%; tablet shipments are forecast to increase by a CAGR of 33.9%; and convertible tablet/notebook systems are expected to have a CAGR of 130.5%.