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Global and Taiwan IT Hardware Industry Year Book 2020

  • Report

  • 33 Pages
  • November 2020
  • Region: Global, Taiwan
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 5206737

The shipment value of the global IT hardware industry - mainly comprising of notebook PC, desktop PC, motherboard, and server - totaled about US$ 171.2 billion in 2019, down 0.8% compared to 2018. The ongoing US-China trade war continued to have its toll on the IT market and industry in 2019. In 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak has added another shockwave to the global IT industry and thus IT consumer behavior is changing. Taiwan's IT industry continues to account for a substantial share in the global IT market with shipment value reaching US$113.2 billion in 2019. This report provides an overview of the IT industry; pinpoints several highlighted topics in individual IT industry sectors and examines their future development trends.

List of Topics

  • Development of the global IT hardware industry, comprising of desktop PC, notebook PC, motherboard, and sever, and includes its total production value and major factors that influence the industry would like to achieve
  • Development of the Taiwan IT hardware industry, touching on major IT hardware's production value in 2019 vis-a-vis 2018 and their global share by production volume and value for the period 2018-2019
  • Highlighted topics in the IT hardware industry, including edge servers, medical services in AI-assisted disease detection, human-machine interface (HMI) design, and game-streaming services.
  • Future development of the global and Taiwan IT industry, and includes Taiwan IT industry’s global share by production volume and value for the period 2020-2024

Table of Contents

1. Product Scope and Definition

2. IT Industry Overview
2.1 Global Industry
2.2 Taiwanese Industry
2.2.1 2019
2.2.2 2020

3. Development of the Global IT Industry
3.1 Desktop PC
3.2 Notebook PC
3.3 Motherboard
3.4 Sever

4. Development of the Taiwanese IT Industry
4.1 Desktop PC
4.2 Notebook PC
4.3 Motherboard
4.4 Server

5. Highlighted Topics
5.1. Development Trends of Edging Servers
5.1.1 Hyperconverged Technology and Functional Interface
5.1.2 Flexible Computing Architecture and Multi-layered Nodes
5.1.3 Software-Defined and Virtualization Enhancement
5.1.4 Open Hardware Architecture and Software Stake
5.1.5 Environment Adaptability of Small-sized and Shockproof Servers
5.2. Development of Medical Services in AI-assisted Disease Detection
5.2.1 AI-assisted Detection is Key to Improve Traditional Medical Services
5.2.2 Quality Medical Database and Medical Personnel Helping Taiwan Stand Out in Speedy AI-assisted Detection Race
5.3. Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Design Principle Should Reconnect to Human Needs
5.3.1 Consumer HMI Design Principle Shifting from Nice-to-Have to Must-Have
5.3.2 Commercial AI-assisted HMI Design Principle Shifts from Convenience Technology to Life-saving Technology
5.4. Game Streaming Service Development and Impact
5.4.1 Streaming Service Becoming Mature and Cannot be Overlooked
5.4.2 Consumer Entertainment Market Trend Moves Toward Convergence and Difference Gap Between Devices is Closing Up
5.4.3 Consumer Products are Becoming Service-oriented, Stimulating Changes in the Demand for Devices and Equipment
5.4.4 Brands are Ushering in the Cloud-based Information Service Platform Development

6. Future Outlook
6.1 Global IT Industry Development
6.2 Taiwan's IT Industry Development
6.2.1 Desktop PC
6.2.2 Notebook PC
6.2.3 Motherboard
6.2.4 Server

List of Companies

List of Tables
Table 1: Taiwanese Major IT Hardware Production Value Performance in 2019
Table 2: Taiwanese IT Hardware Production Value (Including Overseas Production) in 3Q 2020

List of Figures
Figure 1: Taiwanese IT Hardware Industry Production Value, 2009-2019
Figure 2: Taiwanese Notebook PC, Desktop PC, Motherboard, and Server Industry's Global Share by Production Volume, 2018-2019
Figure 3: Taiwanese Notebook PC, Desktop PC, Motherboard, and Server Industry's Global Share by Production Value, 2018-2019
Figure 4: Taiwanese Notebook PC, Desktop PC, Motherboard, and Server Industry's Global Share by Production Volume, 2020-2024
Figure 5: Taiwanese Notebook PC, Desktop PC, Motherboard, and Server Industry's Global Share by Production Value, 2020-2024



Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Acer
  • Advantech
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • ASRock
  • ASUS
  • ASUS
  • AWS
  • Biostar
  • China Medical University Hospital
  • Cisco
  • Compal
  • Dell
  • Foxconn
  • Gigabyte
  • Gigabyte
  • GitHub
  • Google
  • HBO
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • LF Edge
  • Linux
  • Microsoft
  • Micro-Star
  • MSI
  • Netflix
  • Nintendo
  • Nokia
  • Nvidia
  • Pegatron
  • Red Hat
  • Sony
  • Supermicro
  • Taipei Veterans General Hospital
  • Tencent
  • Wistron


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis