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IT equipment shipments will `rise' by 11 percent

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Taiwanese shipments of information technology (IT) hardware will probably rise 11.2 percent to US$85.6 billion this year because of demand for notebook computers and liquid-crystal displays, an industry research think tank said.

Shipments of notebook computers and liquid-crystal-display monitors are expected to climb 18 percent to US$35.8 billion and 5.1 percent to US$20.5 billion, respectively, boosting the overall value, the Taipei-based Market Intelligence Center said in a statement late on Tuesday. Taiwan's IT hardware shipments grew 10.5 percent last year.

Digital still camera shipments may climb 26 percent, the think tank said. Server and desktop computer shipments are projected to grow 11 percent and 9 percent.

Taiwanese companies last year were collectively the world's largest producers of notebook computers and LCDs by volume.

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