Although computer sales are on the rise worldwide, chip supply continues to be a problem. Let’s take a look at the latest competitive situation in the market.
As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, computer sales have gained momentum around the world after the demand for home work system, distance education and player computers. Although manufacturers increase sales, the chip crisis continues to negatively affect the computer industry, as it does in many other industries.
Counterpoint has released a new report reflecting worldwide PC sales in the first quarter of 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing demand for electronic products, there is an ongoing worldwide shortage of chips. The impact of the chip shortage is huge, and new reports suggest that it will continue this year.
According to the report, the worldwide PC market grew by 45% year-on-year compared to the first quarter of 2020, reaching 75.6 million units. In contrast, the figures fell 14% compared to the 4th quarter of 2020 due to seasonal effects.
Lenovo had a 24% market share in worldwide computer sales once again. HP is in second place with a 22.9% share, followed by Dell with a 16.5% market share. Apple ranks fourth in the list with a 9% market share.
Compared to last year, this growth in the PC market is reportedly driven by demand for work from home, homeschooling and gaming laptops, according to the report. Again, according to the report, companies are still facing component shortages such as CPU, display driver circuits and power management circuits. Similarly, supply shortages continue in WiFi processors. It is expected that this situation will continue this year and will return to normal by the end of 2022.