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Epistar Accelerates R&D of Micro-LED

23 Jun 1498152511_25443

Epistar on 21st June announced its financial results, reporting a fully utilized capacity of blue LED as well as a sustained production of AlInGaP LED despite subtle growth in both the output of light sources and the orders for LED backlighting and little possibility to raise prices of its products. The company estimated a 15% QoQ rise that could possibly push up 2Q17’s revenue close to the number in 2Q16. Epistar also expected a decent financial performance in 3Q17 supported by the chip production for LED lighting, AlInGaP LED and infrared LED. (more…)

TrendForce Projects Prices of NOR Flash Products to Go Up by 20% Sequentially for 3Q17 as Supply Scarcity Continues

23 Jun NOR-FLASH-1-624x423

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from smartphone brands and the rising production of ICs for Touch with Display Driver Integration (TDDI) has propelled the growth of the NOR Flash market in the recent period, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

Taiwanese Electronics Brands Aggressively Promote HDR as This Feature Likely to Become Must-Have for High-End Monitors in the Future, TrendForce Reports

22 Jun ACER-Predator_X34-desk

Computer monitors and notebooks featuring HDR (high dynamic range) have been a highlight in this year’s major consumer electronics tradeshows from CES to Computex. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, HDR as a feature is now spreading into the PC market following its widespread adoption in the TV market last year. Demand growth of HDR-capable monitors for gaming is especially robust, and correspondingly Taiwan-based electronics brands are actively developing this market segment. The market for HDR-capable monitors are expected to expand rapidly once major vendors in IT industries have established a separate HDR standard specifically for their products. (more…)

TrendForce Projects Contract Prices of Server DRAM Modules to Increase by 3% to 8% Sequentially This Third Quarter

19 Jun Server-memory-624x468

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the average contract price of server DRAM modules rose sequentially by nearly 40% and 10% respectively for the first and second quarter of 2017 due to tight supply. In the third quarter, the average contract price of 32GB server DRAM modules for first-tier customers is projected to arrive around US$260, while the average contract price of 32GB modules for second-tier customers may be higher than that threshold. The latest forecast by DRAMeXchange indicates that the average sequential price increase for server DRAM modules in the contract market for the third quarter will be in the range between 3% and 8%. (more…)

GILE 2017: Chinese Upstream LED Component Industry Rides the Trend- the Collection of Chinese Exhibitors II

16 Jun 1497597820_68066

At this moment in the history of the LED industry, we have already witnessed it pass into the maturity stage, and succeed in new territories. (more…)

GILE 2017: Chinese Upstream LED Component Industry Could End the Myth That ‘Made in China’ Is Synonymous with Low Quality- I

13 Jun 1497332069_74090

Key Takeaways:

I. A new trend found at GILE 2017 is that LED makers are now working on high CRI LED packages projecting lights close to sunlights (natural lights) as they possibly can. (more…)

GILE 2017: Curtain Drawn Open for ‘THINKLIGHT: the Convergent Future’

13 Jun 1497109908_12736

Kicking off on 9th of June, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017, under Messe Frankfurt’s thorough organization, gathered 2,428 exhibitors from global lighting and smart technology supply chains. (more…)

Automotive Has Become the Second Largest Application Market for Power Transistors, Says TrendForce

13 Jun 3379625639_14e8c225af_z-624x468

TrendForce’s latest research on the automotive electronics market finds that government policies worldwide to reduce carbon emissions have facilitated faster adoption of ICT-based solutions within the automotive industry. (more…)

Global ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Were on a Slow Decline in May as Sales of LED Filament Bulbs Remained Hot in Europe and the U.S., Says TrendForce

9 Jun LED-Bulb_Flickr0915

Prices of LED replacement light bulbs dipped slightly but on the whole remained steady in May, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with April, the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.9% in May to US$6.5. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also dropped by 0.6% in May to US$8.1 versus April. (more…)

1Q17 NAND Flash Revenue Dipped Only 0.4% vs. Prior Quarter as Undersupply Continues to Sway the Market, Says TrendForce

5 Jun shutterstock_368082902-624x413

The NAND Flash market remained in undersupply in the first quarter of 2017 as it had been in the preceding quarter, according to the latest report from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)