COMPUTEX : Tablet PCs and e-Book Readers Makers Unshaken by Japan Earthquake

 

Computex Secondary COMPUTEX : Tablet PCs and e Book Readers Makers Unshaken by Japan Earthquake


A recent survey conducted by The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) shows that the recent Japan earthquake did affected the exhibitors' confidence slightly. A survey conducted on international buyers shows similar result. Overall, the COMPUTEX Exhibitors Index (CEI) is still good standing. There is one sector remains unshaken, which is the PC system and photo-electronics where most of the exhibitors of that segment are the manufacturers of Tablet PCs and e-Book readers. However, manufacturers in the components and storage sectors are pretty much shaken as the earthquake casted doubts over the buying power of the Japanese market.

Computex Secondary COMPUTEX : Tablet PCs and e Book Readers Makers Unshaken by Japan Earthquake


A recent survey conducted by The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) shows that the recent Japan earthquake did affected the exhibitors' confidence slightly. A survey conducted on international buyers shows similar result. Overall, the COMPUTEX Exhibitors Index (CEI) is still good standing. There is one sector remains unshaken, which is the PC system and photo-electronics where most of the exhibitors of that segment are the manufacturers of Tablet PCs and e-Book readers. However, manufacturers in the components and storage sectors are pretty much shaken as the earthquake casted doubts over the buying power of the Japanese market.

TCA survey COMPUTEX : Tablet PCs and e Book Readers Makers Unshaken by Japan Earthquake

Other results of the survey showed that 43 percent of the enterprises felt Good view and Average Above view on Q2, 32% of them felt Good view, while 25% of the enterprises deeply bothered and gave Bad rating. Although influenced by the calamity, the COMPUTEX Exhibitors Index (CEI) is rated at 1.64, which is the lowest in the last three quarters of survey results but still within the Good rating. At the same time, a survey also conducted on international buyers that showed similar result.

Comparing the results of first two quarters showed that CEI on Q1 was 1.81 while CEI on Q2 is 1.64. The percentage of enterprises saw Good to Above Average view dropped to 43% on Q2, from 53% on Q1. The percentage of enterprises gave Bad view and Below Average view increase dramatically to 25% on Q2 from 16% on Q1. One percent increased on Good view by the enterprises to 32%. The period survey took place was from March 15~24 with 332 effective samples out of total 1,224 respondents from the Taiwanese exhibitors.

Source : Computex.biz