IT Market Alert

Our monthly IT market alerts provide an analysis of the previous month's market trends. KnowledgeBus users and subscribers can get early access to the most recent monthly issue. Issues from previous months are below.

January 2018

It was a mixed month for the IT channel in December. Smartphones were set to record production growth, Western Europe’s PC sales were up but printer shipments were down, wearables continued to grow while LCD TV shipments posted a YoY decline. SSD shipments were about to expand, as demand for NAND flash was expected to decline. Read More

December 2017

It was mostly positive for the IT channel this month. Despite losses to the western Europe printer market and the global TV display industry, DRAM revenue reached new heights, smartphone shipments and production volumes were on the up, enterprise storage had a successful quarter, notebooks posted shipment and revenue growth, and while tablets did continue to decline, there’s stability and some growth on the horizon.   Read More

November 2017

It was generally positive for the IT channel in October. Traditional PC shipments fell slightly and the euro ended down against both currencies, but the PC gaming market drove driving sales of computers and monitors. Read More

October 2017

There were a lot of positive this month despite the euro falling hard against both the GBP and USD. Smartphone and TV panel shipments were on track for YoY growth, wearables and AR/VR continued their global rise, semiconductor revenue reached new heights, memory supply was set to balance out demand, the gaming industry is helped drive monitor sales, and printers sat steady Read More

September 2017

August proved another mixed month for the IT channel with shipments up for smartphones and wearables but down for personal computing devices. Semiconductor revenue and DRAM prices continued to increase, while panel shipments fell. Read More



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