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Price Trend of LED Light Bulbs Showed Just a Slight Dip in August as Popularity of LED Filament Bulbs Has Spread to Asia, TrendForce Reports

11 Sep

Prices of LED light bulbs showed a slight decline this August, according to the latest reporting from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with July, the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.1% to US$6.4, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs dropped by 1.5% to US$7.7. (more…)

AI Applications to Propel Revenue from Semiconductor Chip Sales Worldwide at a CAGR of 3.1% in 2018~2022 Period, Says TrendForce

8 Sep

This year, numerous sections of the IT supply chain including IC, IP development, EDA and OS have rolled out next-generation products and platforms for applications related to artificial intelligence (AI). According to market intelligence firm TrendForce, AI will create new market opportunities as well as upgrading the fabrication process for semiconductor manufacturers. With AI becoming a major growth contributor, TrendForce forecasts that the global revenue from semiconductor chip sales will grow at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2018 to 2022. (more…)

Japan’s Domestic PV Cell Shipment Scores 1st Growth in Nine Months

8 Sep

Japan’s domestic PV-cell shipment hit 1,263 MW in Q2, up 7% year-on-year, the first growth in nine quarters, according to Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA). (more…)

Micro LED Market Value Expected to Skyrocket 654%

7 Sep

Japan-based Yano Research Institute issued on 4th September a research report projecting the market value of Micro LED in 2017 to be USD 7 million following Sony’s launch of CLEDIS display that features Micro LED technology. The market is slowly shaping up.  (more…)

iPV Tracker Widens Advantages amid Rapid Solar Development

7 Sep

Renewable energy development continues its rapid growth despite occasional hiccups from the market. EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, forecasts that the demand for solar power will reach a new high in 2017. (more…)

China With a Production Capacity Share of 35.7% Will Supplant South Korea This Year as Top Producing Region for Large-Size LCD Panels, Says TrendForce

5 Sep

The latest analysis by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reveals that China is set to overtake South Korea this year as the leading producing region for large-size LCD panels. In terms of area, China’s share of the global production capacity for large-size panels will surpass South Korea’s in 2017. By 2020, China’s share of the global capacity area may reach around 50%. (more…)

TrendForce Says 2018 Will Mark the Official Start of the 5G Era With South Korea and Japan Leading the Commercialization Efforts

1 Sep

Compared with the 4G mobile networking standard, 5G offers faster data transfer, greater wireless area coverage and lower latency. According to market intelligence firm TrendForce, major vertical markets such as manufacturing, transportation and healthcare will rapidly adopt 5G in addition to the consumer market. (more…)

TrendForce Says Pursuit of Wider Color Gamut Will Drive Up Production Costs of LCMs by 3% to 10%

31 Aug

The fierce competition in the TV market has driven brand vendors to continually improve the image colors and qualities of their respective product models. In recent years, South Korean panel makers Samsung Display (SDC) and LG Display (LGD), along with their Taiwanese counterparts, have developed various technologies to enhance features such as wide color gamut (WCG) for their products. Because of their ongoing efforts, WitsView, a division of TrendForce, expects the production costs of liquid crystal display modules (LCMs) for TVs will go up. Depending on the solution type for achieving WCG, the cost increase could range from 3% to 10%. (more…)

The Major Technologies We Know in iPhone 8 So Far- OLED, Dual Cam Setup, AR & 3D Sensing

30 Aug

The Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday said consumer electronics giant Apple will be holding its product launch event on 12th of September, as the Wall Street Journal carried in its report. (more…)

Taiwanese Tech Giants Join Apple’s 3D Sensing Manufacturing Squad

23 Aug

Apple’s development of 3D sensing highly interests the market. A list of companies joining Apple’s 3D sensing supply chain has been revealed in a recent report, which includes quite a number of Taiwanese firms, including TSMC, Largan Precision, Foxconn, Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, GSEO, Xintec, and VisEra. (more…)