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Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in February as a Wave of Economically Priced LED Filament Bulbs Arrived in Europe and the U.S., Says TrendForce

11 Mar 14769042834_6af8f2995b_z-624x351

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED replacement light bulbs came to US$6.8 this February, down 0.6% from the prior month. As for 60-watt equivalent counterparts, their global ASP in the same month stood at US$8.2, dropping 2.1% from January. (more…)

Apple Pay Grows in Transaction Volume as Its Market Presence in Asia Widens, Says TrendForce

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Apple Pay is set to arrive in Taiwan this year, making the island the 14th market in its global expansion. Kelly Hsieh, senior research manager of TrendForce, stated that that iPhone devices currently has nearly a third of the smartphone market share in Taiwan, and this will help Apple Pay tremendously in penetrating into the local market. “Apple Pay can become a leading mobile payment platform that will gradually change the payment habit of Taiwanese consumers if it is able to win over consumers by providing strong data security and a very positive user experience,” said Hsieh. (more…)

Apple to Adopt OLED Displays on All iPhones by 2019

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Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models later this year, and one of them will feature an OLED display. A new report from South Korea’s The Bell on Monday further suggests that Apple plans to shift all iPhones to OLED displays by 2019. (more…)

World Smart Energy Week Creates Excellent Platform for Global Business Discussion

8 Mar REED2

The World Smart Energy Week is expanding year after year and is of great renown in the world. This has become one of the best platforms for discussion as the organizer REED EXHIBITION JAPAN (REED) actively grasps the pulse of the market and understands the needs of customers. (more…)

TrendForce Says NAND Flash Revenue Grew 17.8% Sequentially in Fourth Quarter of 2016 as Supply Shortage Reached Its Most Severe Phase

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In the fourth quarter of 2016, the NAND Flash market was at its most severe phase of shortage for the year while shipments in the end device markets were robust. Consequently, average sales prices (ASPs) of NAND Flash products rose significantly, and the fourth-quarter global NAND Flash revenue registered a large sequential increase of 17.8% even with the strong third-quarter result as the base. NAND Flash suppliers made a strong finish to 2016 as their profits also peaked in the final quarter. (more…)

U.S. Caps AD Rate for Taiwan-Based Cell Suppliers at 4.2% According to Preliminary Result of 2014~2016 Solar Trade Case Review, TrendForce Reports

6 Mar 9730649357_028ab68c3f_k-624x416

The U.S. Department of Commerce that on March 1 announced changes to the antidumping duties (AD) that are imposed on PV cell imports from Taiwanese suppliers during the 2014~2016 period. (more…)

Soaring Prices of Key Components Are Starting to Squeeze the Margins of Smartphone Makers, According to TrendForce

2 Mar shutterstock_399241600-624x416

The markets for key components used in smartphones have experienced rising prices since the second half of 2016 because of tightening supply. TrendForce’s latest analyses indicate that prices of mobile DRAM, mobile NAND Flash products and AMOLED panels will continue to climb through 2017. As smartphone brands will be raising hardware specifications of their products, they are also revealing their intentions to build up their inventories in advance. High prices of AMOLED panels and memory components during this entire year will constrain smartphone makers’ ability to attain greater profits. (more…)

Apple’s New iPhone Rumored to Come with a Curved Screen

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With about six months left for Apple to release its next generation iPhone, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive. A new report from the Wall Street Jounral suggested that Apple would adopt a curved OLED display for one of its three smartphone models this year. (more…)

TrendForce Forecasts Moderate Price Hikes for SSDs and eMMCs in Second Quarter of 2017; New iPhones to Drive NAND Flash Demand in This Year’s Second Half

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The global supply of 2D-NAND Flash will remain tight going into the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest analysis from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

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

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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…)