Demand for notebooks and enterprise desktops expected to pick up
Currently in the throes of an unrelenting downward spiral, the global PC market is desperately overdue for some good news, but turning the corner after eight straight quarters of global shipment decline is not going to be easy. Nevertheless, a number of key players in the PC market remain hopeful of encountering some solid demand in the second half of 2014.
According to a Digitimes report based on input from unnamed sources from upstream component suppliers, the general outlook among key market players is gradually turning positive, “with Intel, AMD as well as Taiwan-based upstream component suppliers aggressively preparing for potential demand in the second half of 2014.”
This newfound optimism is category agnostic, with these companies expecting demand for both notebooks and desktops (particularly in the enterprise segment) to pick up during the second half.