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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 November 21, 2017, HP Inc. announced strong earnings results across its Personal Systems and Printing groups for FY 4Q17 — closing out what can only be characterized as a resurgent year for the company. For a third consecutive quarter, b...
On Thursday, November 2, Apple announced its CY 3Q17 earnings, highlighting year-over-year growth for all product categories, multiple product launches, and return to or sustained growth within critical international markets. For devices al...
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This IDC Web Conference by IDC's Linn Huang and Ramon Llamas discusses the key predictions that will impact the consumer devices and augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) markets over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders a...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices and AR/VR 2018 predictions."The device landscape continues to change at breakneck speed as more organizations support mobile devices, and new technologies such as augmented and virtua...
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