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Linn Huang

Research Director

Linn Huang tracks market trends and industry developments that impact the worldwide and U.S. markets for PCs, thin clients, and monitors. He participates in cross-research streams that cover all device categories.


Linn started out in the tech industry as a product manager at ASUS. He managed several hardware product lines, developing and executing product strategy from new product development, through go-to-market campaigns and subsequent channel management, to end of life cycle. Consequently, he has developed deep insights into advanced product distribution management and control.

Linn left ASUS to join IDC as a senior research analyst covering PCs, monitors, TVs, and embedded display technologies in his tenure. After two-and-a-half years, Linn join the Boston Consulting Group as the Lead Knowledge Analyst covering the global hardware, software, and IT services sectors. Linn rejoined IDC as Research Director, Devices & Displays in 2015.


  • B.A. in music from the University of California, Berkeley
  • M.B.A. from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, where he also contributed to faculty research in marketing strategy and new product development in the tech industry



On Tuesday, May 1, Apple announced earnings for CY 1Q18, posting a 16% increase year over year to reach $61.1 billion. Total device revenue reached $51.9 billion, up 13.2% from the $45.9 billion in CY 1Q17. Services revenue posted a strong ...
On February 1, 2018, Apple announced FY 1Q18 earnings of $88.3 billion, up 13% over the previous year and 68% sequentially. Financial highlights include:iPhone shipments totaled 77.3 million (-1% year over year [YoY]), and revenue grew 13% ...
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U.S. Commercial Awareness and Interest in Device as a Service

Jun 2018 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US44041518

by: Linn Huang

This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the current state of the U.S. device-as-a-service (DaaS) market. DaaS combines hardware, software, and services into one contract, provisioned by one vendor, and paid for in subscription-style payments. Da...
U.S. Commercial Workforce: Millennials and Remote Workers

Jun 2018 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US44041618

by: Linn Huang

This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the current constitution of the U.S. workforce as it pertains to millennials and remote workers. These two growing categories of workers pose additional challenges for IT managers and, consequently, opport...
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