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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



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Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Tablet, 2017

Sep 2017 - Market Analysis Perspective - Doc # US43088117

by: Linn Huang

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective looks at the global tablet market. It reviews recent market performance, assesses the competitive landscape, examines key trends, and provides survey results and forecasts. Essential guidance is provided...
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