TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Forecasts Size of Global Market for Smart Manufacturing Solutions to Top US$320 Billion by 2020; Product Development Favors Integrated Solutionshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2911.htmlIndustry 4.0 is a concept that has attracted a lot of attention in the global marketplace since its emergence in 2012. Following this conceptual framework, manufacturing companies in various industries have embarked on a mission to transform their operations by deploying smart technologies. TrendForce’s ongoing coverage of smart manufacturing solutions indicates that investments in related hard- and software have been growing steadily. Furthermore, this market is seeing rising demand and a trend towards integrated solutions. TrendForce forecasts that the size of the global market for smart manufacturing solutions will surpass US$320 billion by 2020.IoTIndustry 4.0DRAMMon, 31 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +08002911 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says ‘Micro LED-Like’ Products Will Be Available in 2018; Breakthroughs in Mass Transfer Have Yet to Materializehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2907.htmlA major bottleneck in the commercialization of Micro LED displays is the mass transfer of micron-size LEDs to a display backplane. Research by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reveals that many companies across industries worldwide have entered the Micro LED market and are in a race to develop methods for the mass transfer process. However, their solutions have yet to meet the standard for commercialization in terms of production output (in unit per hour, UPH), transfer yield and size of LED chips (i.e. Micro LED is technically defined as LEDs that are smaller than 100 microns). These research findings can be found in LEDinside’s 3Q17 Micro LED Next Generation Display Industry Member Report: Analyses on Mass Transfer and Inspection/Repair Technologies. Innovative Technological ApplicationsdisplayLEDConsumer ElectronicsThu, 20 Jul 2017 08:55:00 +08002907 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts Global Market for AI-Powered Financial Robo-Advisors to Expand by a CAGR of 75% From 2016 to 2020http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2899.htmlThe financial industry, which has been labor intensive and data driven, is one of the sectors most affected by the transformative changes brought about by artificial intelligence (AI). The latest AI market analysis by TrendForce finds that the fastest application growth for AI within the financial industry is taking place in the field of investment consultation services.Robotartificial intelligenceChinese Market ResearchThu, 06 Jul 2017 15:02:00 +08002899 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Capacity Expansions from Chinese and Korean Panel Suppliers Will Raise AMOLED Penetration in Smartphone Market to Nearly 50% by 2020http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2894.htmlThe confirmation of Samsung Display (SDC) being Apple’s AMOLED panel supplier for the upcoming iPhone devices has spurred other smartphone brands and panel makers to aggressively invest in this display technology. The latest display market forecast by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that AMOLED is set to become mainstream in the global smartphone market in the near future with the penetration rate reaching to almost 50% by 2020. Tianma MicroelectronicsBOELGDSDCsmartphone paneldisplayAMOLEDConsumer ElectronicsMon, 03 Jul 2017 15:48:00 +08002894 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.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.comTrendForce Reports AI Rapidly Penetrates Finance and Digital Advertising; Expanding Access to Data Will Be Crucial for Machine Learninghttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2842.htmlThe introduction of the deep Learning (DL) approach to machine learning has led to incredible developments in artificial intelligence (AI) over the past few years, attracting interests from cloud computing and semiconductor chip businesses. According to TrendForce’s latest research on AI, the three forces that drive advances in machine learning are software, hardware and data. AI systems based on DL requires vast amounts of data to train their abilities such as identifying objects and processing requests. Therefore quantity and quality of data directly affects AI systems’ accuracy. As cloud and software platform companies compete to bring AI solutions for different applications, ownership and access to data will become crucial to their strategies.artificial intelligenceInnovative Technological ApplicationsInnovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 27 Apr 2017 18:27:00 +08002842 at http://www.trendforce.comTechnology Brands Including Facebook Dive Deep Into the Potential of Micro-LED Displays for AR and VR Devices, Reports TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2832.htmlFollowing Sony’s introduction of CLEDIS (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) displays and Apple’s acquisition of LuxVue, more technology companies are exploring the possibilities of micro-LED in various display applications. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that there are now nearly 100 private companies and research organizations participating in the development of micro-LED displays. Besides Apple and Sony, there are other major technology brands that invest in micro-LED. Notable cases include the acquisition of InfiniLED by Facebook’s Oculus and the partnership agreement between Ostendo Technologies and KDX. By entering this field in advance, these companies hope to gain favorable positions in the future.Augmented RealityVirtual RealityOculusFacebookAppleSonydisplayInnovative Technological ApplicationsDisplayWed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:00 +08002832 at http://www.trendforce.comIR Sensor Modules for Mobile Devices to Reach US$145 Million in Scale This Year as Smartphones Adopt 3D Sensing for Facial Recognition Applications, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2828.htmlAmong the possible new technologies to be incorporated in this year’s refresh of the iPhone series, 3D sensing has generated a lot of interests in terms of applications. A 3D sensing solution requires an RGB camera module an infrared (IR) sensor module that uses VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) as a light source. With more high-end smartphones adopt 3D sensing, TrendForce estimates that the worldwide market scale of IR sensor modules for mobile devices will reach US$145 million in 2017.smartphonesbiometric authenticationIR LEDConsumer ElectronicsThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:02:00 +08002828 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Market for Breast Cancer Drugs to Grow at a CAGR of 9.3% in the 2016~2013 Period as New Drugs Enter the Market, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2807.htmlThe global market for breast cancer drugs is growing steadily due to rising patient population, introduction of new drugs and sales growth of Perjeta and Kadcyla. The latest biotechnology market report from TrendForce states that the global market scale of breast cancer drugs reached US$11.97 billion in 2016 and is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 9.3% to US$22.35 billion in 2023.BiotechnologyInnovative Technological ApplicationsConsumer ElectronicsMon, 17 Apr 2017 14:07:00 +08002807 at http://www.trendforce.com