TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Says PC DRAM Contract Price Rose by Over 10% Sequentially and Global DRAM Revenue Increase by 16.9% Sequentially in Second Quarterhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2939.htmlThe 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.SemiconductorsThu, 17 Aug 2017 14:49:00 +08002939 at http://www.trendforce.comBroadcom Limited Again Topped TrendForce’s Latest Revenue Ranking of Top 10 IC Design Houses Worldwide for Second Quarterhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2938.htmlBroadcom Limited, Qualcomm and NVIDIA respectively took first, second and third place in TrendForce’s latest ranking of the global top 10 fabless IC design houses for the second quarter of 2017. With MediaTek and Marvell as exceptions, the eight other design houses in the top 10 ranking posted year-on-year revenue growth. SemiconductorsWed, 16 Aug 2017 16:27:00 +08002938 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports YoY Gain of 3.6% for 2Q17 Notebook Shipments; Apple With a QoQ 17.1% Growth Edged Closer to ASUS in Rankinghttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2930.htmlMarket 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. Biddings for notebook contracts in North America and market arrivals of new product models were the main driving forces behind the second-quarter shipments. As for the entire first half of 2017, the strong demand from North America contributed to a global shipment result that exceeded the market expectations.DisplayTue, 15 Aug 2017 13:09:00 +08002930 at http://www.trendforce.comSecond-Quarter Server DRAM Revenue of the Top Three Suppliers Rose by 30.1% Sequentially on Tight Supply, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2929.htmlFor 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.SemiconductorsMon, 14 Aug 2017 14:22:00 +08002929 at http://www.trendforce.comSharp Trounced Seasonal Downturn of This Year’s First Half in TV Market and Nearly Doubled Its Shipments in Second Quarter, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2928.htmlGlobal shipments of LCD TV sets totaled 47.37 million units for the second quarter of 2017, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. While this shipment figure represents an increase of 7.6% from the prior quarter, it also amounts to a year-on-year decrease of 5.2%. The Chinese TV market remained sluggish, while sales in North America were affected by channel distributors’ price hikes. LCT TV shipmentsLCD TVTVHisenseSonySharpTCLLGLG ElectronicsLGESamsungConsumer ElectronicsTue, 08 Aug 2017 13:35:00 +08002928 at http://www.trendforce.comLCD TV Panel Market to See Steeper Price Decline in August as Buyers Take the Initiative in Negotiations, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2927.htmlPrices 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.notebook panelmonitor panelpanel priceTV panel LCD PanelsDisplayMon, 07 Aug 2017 19:41:00 +08002927 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports 4.6% Sequential Monthly Gain for Average Contract Price of PC DRAM Modules This July and Expects It to Keep Rising This Third Quarterhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2926.htmlDRAM 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. The average contract price of PC DRAM modules rose by nearly 40% sequentially in the first quarter to US$24 and then by more than 10% sequentially in the second quarter to US$27. Furthermore, the average contract price of PC DRAM modules increased by about 4.6% between this June and July. DRAMeXchange’s price forecast for this year’s second half indicates and steady and incremental gains as the general trend in the DRAM market. PC DRAM Mobile DRAMServer DRAMDRAMDRAMMon, 07 Aug 2017 14:15:00 +08002926 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in July but Demand for LED Filament Lamps Remained Hot in Europehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2925.htmlLEDinside, 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.LED package market60W equivalent LED light bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLED LightingLEDThu, 03 Aug 2017 15:59:00 +08002925 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Global Smartphone Production Volume Reached 324 Million Units This Second Quarterhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2924.htmlTrendForce’s latest smartphone market research finds flat growth in the global production volume between the first and second quarter of 2017. Similar to the prior three-month period, smartphone sales in the second quarter were lackluster and affected by the anticipation of the 10th anniversary iPhone release in the next half of the year. In total, the global smartphone production volume reached 324 million units in the second quarter. Samsung, Apple and Huawei retained first, second and third place, respectively, in the worldwide production volume ranking for the period. Xiaomi managed to surpass LG to take sixth place in the ranking.LGXiaomiVIVOOPPOHuaweiAppleSamsungAndroidiPhonelow-end smartphonehigh-end smartphoneQ3Q2 smartphone productionsmartphonesDisplayThu, 03 Aug 2017 10:23:00 +08002924 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Latest Fab Plans in China Will Need Government Subsidies to Minimize Risks of Losses in Short/Medium Termhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2923.htmlTrendForce’s latest research on semiconductor fab plans in China after 2016 finds that a total 17 new fabs are slated for construction so far. Five of these plants will be for processing 8-inch wafers and the remaining 12 plants will be for processing 12-inch wafers. New fab projects will carry high depreciation costs, and the aggressive recruitment efforts by semiconductor manufacturers will raise the cost of personnel needed for fab operation. Furthermore, prices of bulk silicon wafers have gone up as the strong demand for them worldwide has outpaced the overall supply. Within the short/medium term, the construction and operation of these new fabs poses enormous financial risks for their owners. DRAMWed, 02 Aug 2017 16:57:00 +08002923 at http://www.trendforce.com