TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenOverall ASP of DRAM Products to Go Up by 5% Sequentially in Third Quarter as Supply Remains Tight, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2886.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that DRAM suppliers are now negotiating with their clients over the third-quarter contracts during this latter half of June. As there is no easing of undersupply in the DRAM market, prices continue to climb. DRAMeXchange estimates that the overall ASP of DRAM products will rise by about 5% this third quarter compared with the second quarter. Suppliers can therefore expect further increases in their profits. Q3DRAMDRAMMon, 26 Jun 2017 13:59:00 +08002886 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Projects Prices of NOR Flash Products to Go Up by 20% Sequentially for 3Q17 as Supply Scarcity Continueshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2885.htmlIncreasing demand for AMOLED panels from smartphone brands and the rising production of ICs for Touch with Display Driver Integration (TDDI) has propelled the growth of the NOR Flash market in the recent period, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Currently, the global production capacity of NOR Flash amounts to just 88,000 pieces of 12-inch wafers per month. NOR Flash supply will remain tight because related components require a high level of customization and there are difficulties in ramping up production. DRAMeXchange estimates that prices of NOR Flash will rise by about 20% sequentially in this third quarter due to supply scarcity.WinbondMicronMacronixNOR FlashDRAMThu, 22 Jun 2017 14:03:00 +08002885 at http://www.trendforce.comU.S.-Japanese Consortium Announced as the Front Runner in the Bid for Toshiba’s Memory Business; TrendForce Says Such Deal Will Add Pressure on Samsung in NAND Flash Markethttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2884.htmlToshiba on June 21 announced that it has chosen a consortium led by U.S.-based Bain Capital and investors backed by the Japanese government as the first-place bidder for the spin-off of the company’s memory business. The deal is set to be finalized on June 28 and completed by March of next year. According to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, this announcement in the short term could cause the NAND Flash market to start shifting from undersupply to equilibrium this fourth quarter. In the long run, the support and demand provided by the bidding party could help the spun-off memory business to become more competitive against Samsung in terms of NAND Flash production capacity and related technology.3D-NAND FlashNAND FlashSK HynixWestern DigitalToshibaDRAMWed, 21 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +08002884 at http://www.trendforce.comTaiwanese Electronics Brands Aggressively Promote HDR as This Feature Likely to Become Must-Have for High-End Monitors in the Future, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2883.htmlComputer monitors and notebooks featuring HDR (high dynamic range) have been a highlight in this year’s major consumer electronics tradeshows from CES to Computex. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, HDR as a feature is now spreading into the PC market following its widespread adoption in the TV market last year. Demand growth of HDR-capable monitors for gaming is especially robust, and correspondingly Taiwan-based electronics brands are actively developing this market segment. The market for HDR-capable monitors are expected to expand rapidly once major vendors in IT industries have established a separate HDR standard specifically for their products.monitorASUSAcerLCD monitors4kConsumer ElectronicsTue, 20 Jun 2017 14:26:00 +08002883 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Projects Contract Prices of Server DRAM Modules to Increase by 3% to 8% Sequentially This Third Quarterhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2882.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the average contract price of server DRAM modules rose sequentially by nearly 40% and 10% respectively for the first and second quarter of 2017 due to tight supply. In the third quarter, the average contract price of 32GB server DRAM modules for first-tier customers is projected to arrive around US$260, while the average contract price of 32GB modules for second-tier customers may be higher than that threshold. The latest forecast by DRAMeXchange indicates that the average sequential price increase for server DRAM modules in the contract market for the third quarter will be in the range between 3% and 8%. HuaweiLenovoDellserver memoryserver productsserverServer DRAM priceServer DRAMDRAMDRAMThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:17:00 +08002882 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Anticipates 18:9 Displays to Help Drive Shipments in Stalling Smartphone Markethttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2881.htmlThe global smartphone market is seeing slowing growth in the first half of 2017. Searching for ways to stimulate consumer demand, smartphone brands have put considerable efforts in improving displays of their devices. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that increasing screen to body ratio and narrow bezel are two major trends in smartphone design for this year and are expected to drive changes in specifications of smartphone panels. Specifically, the display’s aspect ratio is moving from the mainstream 16:9 to 18:9 (2:1), which is also known as the full screen format. WitsView estimates that around 10% of smartphones shipped worldwide in 2017 will have displays with 18:9 or higher aspect ratios. smartphone panelSmartphoneConsumer ElectronicsWed, 14 Jun 2017 14:48:00 +08002881 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Global UV LED Market to Expand at a CAGR of 34% From 2015 to 2020 as Applications for Related Solutions Emergehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2880.htmlTaiwan’s major annual optoelectronics industry exhibition, Photonics Festival 2017, will be held in Nangang Exhibition Hall of Taipei World Trade Center from June 14 to 16. Some of the highlights in the LED section of this exhibition includes products for the automotive industry and applications related to ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, projects that the scale of the global UV LED market will increase from US$288 million in 2017 to US$526 million in 2020. Furthermore, the CAGR of the UV LED market in the 2015~2020 period is currently estimated at 34%. These and other data can be found in LEDinside’s 2017 UV LED vs. UV LED Module Market Report. EpiledsLG InnotekNichiaUV LEDLED ApplicationsLEDLEDTue, 13 Jun 2017 14:07:00 +08002880 at http://www.trendforce.comAutomotive Has Become the Second Largest Application Market for Power Transistors, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2877.htmlTrendForce’s latest research on the automotive electronics market finds that government policies worldwide to reduce carbon emissions have facilitated faster adoption of ICT-based solutions within the automotive industry. According to TrendForce’s analysis, the global average value of analog ICs and power transistors for power management will come to US$209 per vehicle in 2017, an increase of 11% from US$188 in 2016. Furthermore, the automotive industry is projected to account for 23% of the total worldwide demand for power transistors this year. Automotive has become the second largest application for power transistors, while the industrial application is the leading source of market demand for the product.Internet of ThingsWed, 07 Jun 2017 15:57:00 +08002877 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Were on a Slow Decline in May as Sales of LED Filament Bulbs Remained Hot in Europe and the U.S., Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2876.htmlPrices of LED replacement light bulbs dipped slightly but on the whole remained steady in May, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with April, the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.9% in May to US$6.5. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also dropped by 0.6% in May to US$8.1 versus April.LEDWed, 07 Jun 2017 14:37:00 +08002876 at http://www.trendforce.comVoice-Based Assistant Robots Made Up Nearly 50% of Service Robot Sales Worldwide in 2016 Owing to Advances in AI, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2873.htmlRapid progress in the development artificial intelligence (AI) has allowed humans to communicate with robots using natural languages. TrendForce’s breakdown of global sales of service robots for 2016 reveals that voice-based assistant robots accounted for the majority share of the total sales at nearly 50%. Robot vacuum cleaners made up the second-largest share of total service robot sales at nearly 40%. This finding and other data can be found in TrendForce’s latest report on the robotics industry.service robotRobotartificial intelligenceConsumer ElectronicsMon, 05 Jun 2017 14:04:00 +08002873 at http://www.trendforce.com