Tablets, smartphones & China still driving growth
by Bill Jewell
Published on 10-23-2013 08:36 PM
Media tablets and smartphones have been the two most significant drivers of electronics and semiconductor growth for the last few years. Forecasts from two major market research firms indicate these devices will continue to be major drivers for the next few years. For 2013, Gartner and IDC (International Data Corporation) both expect tablet units will growth over 50% from 2012 while PCs should decline from 8% to 10%. IDC forecast 2013 smartphone unit growth of 40% compared to total mobile phone growth of 7.3%.....