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TrendForce Says New iPhone Production Volume to Exceed 100M Units This Year; AMOLED Model to Feature 3D Facial Recognition

22 Feb apple-iphone7plus-jetblk--624x469

The next major iPhone release will certainly be one of the most anticipated events in the global consumer electronics market in the second half of 2017. TrendForce’s recent findings on the 10th anniversary iPhone release reveal that Apple’s latest refresh of the device series will include three new models, with one of them having significant hardware and design upgrades such as an AMOLED display. (more…)

Soaring Prices in Contract Market for Server DRAM Will Push ASP of 16GB Modules Towards US$130 This Second Quarter, Says TrendForce

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Entering 2017, the global DRAM market continues to witness demand outpacing supply. The latest research by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, projects that contract prices of server DRAM modules will increase by almost 40% sequentially on average this first quarter. The contract market for server DRAM modules is expected to see another sequential price hike of 10% in the second quarter. By that time, the global average sales price (ASP) of DDR4 16GB server DRAM may reach the threshold of US$130. (more…)

Global Mobile DRAM Revenue Grew 20% Sequentially in Fourth Quarter of 2016 on Back of Robust Smartphone Shipments, Says TrendForce

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Smartphone shipments remained strong in the final quarter of 2016. The market withdrawal of Samsung flagship Galaxy Note 7 turned consumer demand towards devices from other brands such as Apple, Huawei and LG. (more…)

Global Tablet Shipments Fell by Just 6.6% Annually in 2016 as Brands Registered Above Expected Results, Says TrendForce

17 Feb 10053155455_bdbbec3dcd_z-624x416

Market research firm TrendForce reports annual tablet shipments worldwide posted a decline for 2016, dropping 6.6% to 157.4 million units. However, total shipments from branded tablet vendors surpassed expectations because of the robust year-end holiday sales. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Global DRAM Revenue Jumped 18.2% Sequentially in Fourth Quarter of 2016 Owing to Soaring Contract Prices for PC DRAM

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Peak season demand and surging prices for DRAM products across different applications resulted in an 18.2% sequential growth in the global DRAM revenue for the final quarter of 2016, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

Osram to Launch A Massive Recruitment in Germany to Respond to Rising IR Demand

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Osram’s spokeman told Reuters it foresees a rapid increase in demand for its infrared components in the light of the introduction of the state-of-the-art iris-scanning identification in mobile devices. Osram plans to recruit around 1,000 new talents at its factory in Regensburg, Germany. (more…)

Global POCT Market to Expand Rapidly at a CAGR of 9.7% From 2015 to 2020, According to TrendForce

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The aging of the world’s population has led to steady annual increases in the number of patients suffering chronic diseases. With demand for long-term care of chronic diseases on the rise, the point-of-care testing (POCT) market has also experienced a boom. (more…)

Japan IP High Court Dismissed Everlight’s Lawsuit Against Nichia’s Corporation Releases

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Another bitter litigation between two noted LED manufacturers has come to an end. The Intellectual Property High Court of Japan (IPHC) announced on 18th of Jan, 2017 a dismissal of the lawsuit Everlight filed to call for injunctions against Nichia based on the Japanese Unfair Competition Act. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Global LCD TV Shipments Grew 1.6% Annually in 2016; Hisense Narrowly Beat TCL to Take Third Spot in Ranking

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Global shipments of LCD TV sets for 2016 increased 1.6% annually to reach 219.2 million units, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Shipment growth was attributed to the strong sales in North America’s distribution channels during the busy season, the increasing affordability of large-size TVs and the robust housing market in China. The top five TV brands by shipments in order are Samsung, LG Electronics (LGE), Hisense, TCL and Sony. (more…)

Toshiba Spins Off Memory Business to Strengthen Its NAND Flash Competitiveness, TrendForce Reports

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Toshiba has officially announced that its memory business will be spun off. Although the detail is not disclosed yet, overall the procedure will be completed by March 31st . (more…)