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China’s IC Industry to Embark on a Major Recruitment Drive This Year as to Prepare for the Operation of New Fabs in 2018, Says TrendForce

23 Mar shutterstock_188522612-624x416

TrendForce’s latest analysis on China’s semiconductor sector reveals that the country’s domestic IC manufacturers are affecting the movement of industry talents worldwide as they continue to aggressively headhunt for senior managers and engineers. The competition for human resource is becoming fiercer and will reach a critical point this year as numerous new fabs in China are scheduled to start production in the second half of 2018. (more…)

Spark Develops Unique Laser Light Headphones

22 Mar 1490151790_32834

Originally designed to offer safety for music listeners on a run, Spark Headphones has evolved into a fashionable accessory. (more…)

Self-Emitting Quantum Dot TVs Will Appear on Market After 2020 When Major Technology Issues Are Expected to Have Been Addressed, Says TrendForce

22 Mar SS-CES2017-QLEDTV-2-624x416

Samsung at this year’s CES officially changed the name of its high-end TV lineup from “SUHD” to “QLED,” thus creating market interest on the development of the Quantum Dot (QD) display. (more…)

Xiaomi on Smart Lighting: Connect Yeelight LED Bulbs to Wi-Fi Network For Personal Lighting

21 Mar 1490074460_29742

Xiaomi has made its brand known in the technology industry with a multitude of products for applications over mobile phones and laptops to IoT technology and connected electronics. It would not sound as a surprise at all now Xiaomi launches its smart lighting products–Yeelight LED bulbs. In terms of personal wireless LED lighting, Xiaomi claims Yeelight LED bulb offers same quality as that of Philips Hue with more competitive CPI. The light is priced at USD 20 and is even available at discount prices on online shops such as GearBest. (more…)

Global Dental Market to Expand at a CAGR of 5.6% in the 2016~2021 Period With Fastest Growth Taking Place in China, Says TrendForce

20 Mar teeth-797308_640-624x384

Expansion of the elderly population worldwide and increasing consumer awareness of oral healthcare needs are propelling the expansion of the global dental market. According to TrendForce biotechnology analyst Mush Ko, the scale of the global dental market came to US$28.1 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% to reach US$36.8 billion in 2021. Among the product segments, dental implants market will have the fastest market growth. (more…)

Smart and Aesthetic: Smart City Project to Promote Efficient Power Use in Chandigarh

17 Mar 1489567833_59027

Chandigarh, a city in North India where one can associate modernization, beauty, and happiness with, have always been very famous in travel books for its architecture and urban design, especially the Open Hand Monument, the emblem of the city symbolizing peace and prosperity. (more…)

TrendForce Expects India to Overtake Japan as the World’s Third Largest Solar Market in 2017

16 Mar Solar-panels-antenna-booster-with-sun-rise-at-Himalayan-Mountain-india-624x417

The global solar market has yet to show signs of turnaround after going through the turbulent 2016. (more…)

Intel Acquires Mobileye in Anticipation of First Major Wave of Sales for Self-Driving Cars in 2021, Says TrendForce

15 Mar mobileye-intel-self-driving-car-2021-624x351

Intel on March 13 announced that the company will purchase Mobileye, a global provider of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). (more…)

Phecda Technology’s LED PSS Revenue Could Double With the Start of Nanchang Plant Production

15 Mar 1489479759_98290

After its average selling price (ASP) dropped by 25% in 2016, Phecda Technology, specializing in LED patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) manufacturing, could possibly experience a turnaround this year. (more…)

Tight NAND Flash Supply to Cause Prices of Mainstream SSDs to Jump by More Than 10% Sequentially in First Quarter, Says TrendForce

15 Mar shutterstock_377773702-624x454

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter. (more…)