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TrendForce Forecasts 1Q18 Mobile DRAM Prices to Rise by a Mere 3% on Weak Demand

29 Jan

Despite rollout of full-screen models by major smartphone brands in 4Q17 to stimulate market demand, consumers have been less willing to make purchases amid the saturating market, mobile phone sales have been lower than expected, according DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce. (more…)

Development of Ternary Battery May Ease the Tight Supply of Cobalt in 2018, Says TrendForce

8 Jan

The demand for xEV battery sees significant growth in 2017 due to the development of new energy vehicles, resulting in a 114% price surge for cobalt. In order to ease the cost pressure, battery makers are looking for ways to decrease the amount of cobalt used in xEV battery manufacturing. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that xEV battery with lower ratio of cobalt will be the mainstream product in 2018, easing the tight supply of cobalt. (more…)

TrendForce: Mini LED sees potential in backlighting and digital display, with the revenue estimated to reach US$1 billion in 2023

6 Dec

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, points out that LED manufacturers have turned to research and development of Mini LED, due to Micro LED’s technological bottlenecks which make it harder to realize commercialization in short term. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Top 10 Ranking of Global Semiconductor Foundries of 2017, TSMC Ranks First with Market Share of 55.9%

5 Dec

According to TrendForce’s latest report, the global revenue for semiconductor foundry is expected to reach $57.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.1% compared with 2016, marking the fifth consecutive year with a growth rate over 5%. (more…)

Swancor Renewable Forms Joint Venture With TPIC Marine to Expand Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farms

4 Dec

TIPC Marine Corp. Ltd. and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. Ltd. announced the formation of their joint venture Taiwan Offshore Windfarm Service Corp. (TOWSC) on November 29. This new entity will develop, build, operate and maintain offshore wind farms around Taiwan’s coast as well as providing other relates services. TIPC Marine is a state-run seaport operator under island’s port authority Taiwan International Ports Corp. Ltd. (TIPC), while Swancor Renewable is a developer of wind power projects and is controlled by Swancor Holding Co. Ltd. This deal is made in support of Taiwan’s policies that aim to localize the supply chain for domestic wind power projects. (more…)

TrendForce: OLED TV remains its dominance in high-end market, while 8K TV may be a breakthrough opportunity for QLED

4 Dec

OLED TV and QLED TV have been competing for years, but OLED TV is expected to remain its remarkable dominance in high-end TV market in 2018, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. More brands are expected to enter OLED TV market in 2018 with a growing field rate, and the shipments are expected to reach a new high of 2.5 million units, a significant increase from 1.5 million in 2017. (more…)

TrendForce Says the Chinese Government Continues “Big Fund” to Support Key Semiconductor Sectors in China Including Memory and IC Design

21 Nov

China’s semiconductor industry has been thriving since 2015 driven by the Chinese government’s supportive policy and industry fund, with the revenue expected to exceed RMB 620 billion in 2018. (more…)

Korean Quake on Nov. 15 Doesn’t Influence Panel Industry Much, Says TrendForce

16 Nov

At 2:29 p.m. on November 15 of South Korea’s local time (1:29 p.m. of Taiwan’s local time), a 5.5-magnitude shock struck Korea’s east coast. (more…)

TrendForce Reports a 0.7% YoY Growth beyond Expectation for 2017 Notebook Shipments; Apple Exceeded ASUS to Rank No. 4

15 Nov

Market research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for this third quarter registered a remarkable quarterly increase of 6.8% and a year-on-year increase of 0.9%, reaching 42.69 million units. The overall performance of notebook shipments brought by peak season exceeded the previous expectations. (more…)

Key Excerpts From TrendForce’s IT Industry Forecast for 2018 at Shanghai

30 Oct

Themed as “development trends and opportunities of components industry” and “outlook on industrial innovation and application trends,” the IT Industry Forecast for 2018 was held by TrendForce, a global provider of market intelligence on technology industries, at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai on October 26, 2017. (more…)