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Universiade Taipei 2017 Opens its Curtains with the Largest Floor LED Display

21 Aug

The 29th Summer Universiade, an international multi-sports event organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), opened its curtains on 19th August in the city of Taipei, Taiwan. The opening ceremony was highlighted with the world’s largest floor LED display right in the middle of the main venue Taipei Municipal Stadium. (more…)

TrendForce Expects Polysilicon Prices to Remain High in Third Quarter Even Though Supply Might Start to Improve in Mid-September

21 Aug

The latest PV market analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the average global spot price of polysilicon has surged by 20% between the end of July and the middle of August. (more…)

TrendForce Says PC DRAM Contract Price Rose by Over 10% Sequentially and Global DRAM Revenue Increase by 16.9% Sequentially in Second Quarter

18 Aug

The global DRAM revenue reached a new historical high in the second quarter of 2017, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Compared with the first quarter, the undersupply situation was not as severe, and OEM clients in the downstream were able to gradually extend their inventories. Nevertheless, the global ASPs of PC and server DRAM products rose by more than 10% sequentially in the second quarter, while the global ASP of mobile DRAM products showed a less than 5% gain. The smaller price increase for mobile DRAM was due to Chinese smartphone brands lowering than annual shipment targets. (more…)

TrendForce Reports YoY Gain of 3.6% for 2Q17 Notebook Shipments; Apple With a QoQ 17.1% Growth Edged Closer to ASUS in Ranking

17 Aug

Market research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for this second quarter registered a sequential quarterly increase of 5.7% and a year-on-year increase of 3.6%, totaling 39.96 million units. (more…)

My Name Is Shen and That Is the Way I Manage the Company! Thunder Power Promises to Release EV as Scheduled in 2019 Regardless of Rumors

16 Aug

Due to its status as an OTC-listed company and the negative rumors from the market, the board chairman and founder of Thunder Power Holdings Limited Wei Shen is careful with his responses when interviewed by media in order to not be caught by monitoring institutions like the SFI. However, Shen still responds to the media’s questions with great confidence. (more…)

Second-Quarter Server DRAM Revenue of the Top Three Suppliers Rose by 30.1% Sequentially on Tight Supply, Says TrendForce

16 Aug

For this second quarter, the total server DRAM revenue of the global top three DRAM makers – Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron – jumped by 30.1% compared with the prior quarter, as ASPs of server DRAM products remained high on continuing undersupply, says DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Despite product mix adjustments, suppliers had difficulty meeting the various growing demands in the DRAM market. (more…)

LCD TV Panel Market to See Steeper Price Decline in August as Buyers Take the Initiative in Negotiations, Says TrendForce

10 Aug

Prices of LCD TV panels of all sizes have started to soften from June and are now on a noticeable downward trend in August, according to the latest report from WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Size segments that are seeing significant price decline include the 65- and the 55-inch as well as the mid-size panels ranging from the 40- to the 43-inch. (more…)

TrendForce Reports 4.6% Sequential Monthly Gain for Average Contract Price of PC DRAM Modules This July and Expects It to Keep Rising This Third Quarter

9 Aug

DRAM prices began to rise in the second half of 2016 and have maintained a strong upward momentum through the first half of 2017, according to data from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

TrendForce Says Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in July but Demand for LED Filament Lamps Remained Hot in Europe

7 Aug

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average sales prices (ASP) of LED light bulbs fell in July compared with the prior month. The global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products dropped by 0.9% to US$6.5, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent products dropped by 2.8% to US$7.8. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Global Smartphone Production Volume Reached 324 Million Units This Second Quarter

4 Aug

TrendForce’s latest smartphone market research finds flat growth in the global production volume between the first and second quarter of 2017. (more…)