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TrendForce Reports 1Q17 Global Mobile DRAM Revenue Fell by Just 1.7% From Prior Quarter as Average Contract Price Remained Stable

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DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global mobile DRAM revenue for the first quarter of 2017 dropped slightly by 1.7% compared with the prior quarter. The smartphone market in the first quarter went through the conventional off season in the first quarter with the global device production volume declined by 23% from last year’s fourth quarter. On other hand, contract prices of mobile DRAM have kept climbing. These counteracting factors resulted in a small dip in the total mobile DRAM revenue. (more…)

Toshiba’s Low Power Consumption Photocoupler Achieves High Speed Communication in Automotive Applications

24 May toshiba logo

Toshiba Corporation‘s Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company has unveiled “TLX9310,” a low power consumption photocoupler housed in a 5pin SO6 package for high speed communication in automotive applications. (more…)

TrendForce Says More Than Half of Global Server Demand Will Come From Data Centers in 2020 and Intel Will Be Long-Term Leader of Server Processors

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Intel continues to dominate the market for mainstream server processors during this year’s first half with its global market share currently at above 90%, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

1Q17 Global DRAM Revenue Rose by 13.4% From Prior Quarter Due to a 30% Hike in PC DRAM Contract Price, Says TrendForce

23 May dram

The global DRAM revenue reached a new record high in the first quarter of 2017, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Taking account of the severe supply shortage towards then end of 2016, most PC-OEMs started to negotiate first-quarter contracts in advance during last December. (more…)

TOPMORE Launches the Only Legally Licensed Marvel Series USB 3.0 Fingerprint Recognition Flash Drives in Taiwan

15 May iron man

TOPMORE, a high-end Taiwanese brand, is known for its nearly zero decoding rate capacitive fingerprint recognition technology. Following the successes of its previously released fingerprint recognition flash drives, TOPMORE now launches its new USB 3.0 models that are based on the popular Marvel Avengers series, Iron Man and Captain America. Both series provide three different capacities: 16G/32G/64G. They are definitely the best 3C products Marvel fans could never miss. (more…)

TrendForce Says Upgrade-Driven Demand From Smartphone Brands to Make LPDDR4X the Mainstream Mobile Memory Solution in 2017

12 May Samsung-8GB-LPDDR4-memory

The latest mobile DRAM market analysis by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, finds that smartphone makers continue to upgrade memory specifications of their devices as to get the optimal performances from the latest mobile operating systems. (more…)

TrendForce Says Overall DRAM Market to See Upward Price Trajectory Through 2017 Despite Recent Dip in Spot Price of DDR4 Chips

3 May shutterstock_257062453-624x414

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the average spot price of PC DRAM DDR4 chips has fallen by about 1.92% since April 20. Latest analysis indicates that PC DRAM’s chip prices generally have been higher in the contract market than in the spot market. (more…)

CTA Self-Driving Vehicles Members Align on Industry, Consumer Terminology

2 May tech image

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced self-driving vehicle terminology designed to enable a common lexicon among the technology industry and better explain to consumers the terms and concepts of this rapidly innovating sector. (more…)

DENSO and Toshiba to Collaborate on IoT-based Manufacturing, Advanced Driver Assistance, Automated Driving, and Others

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DENSO Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have announced that the two companies have begun talks to enhance collaborations in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT)-based manufacturing, advanced driver assistance, automated driving, and others. (more…)

4K Penetration Surpassed 30% for First Time in 1Q17 LCD TV Panel Shipments, Says TrendForce

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WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports LCD TV panel shipments for this first quarter totaled 60.16 million units, representing a drop of 10.7% compared with the prior quarter but also a year-on-year increase of 0.4%. Looking at major trends in the TV panel market, the growing demand for 4K resolution is accompanying the steady increase in the average panel size. Despite seasonal headwinds, first-quarter shipments of UHD (4K resolution) TV panels went up 0.5% sequentially to reach 20 million units for the first time ever and accounted for 33.3% of the total TV panel shipments. (more…)