TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comen[Media Alert] Transfer of Smartphone Assets and Expertise from HTC to Google Fits Into Both Companies Long-Term Strategies, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2975.htmlHTC announced on September 21 that the company’s R&D and engineering unit that is responsible for Google’s Pixel smartphones will be officially joining Google. This deal to acquire of HTC’s talents and assets related to smartphone manufacturing is worth a total of US$1.1 billion. Below is a brief analysis of this deal by TrendForce and a table showing this year’s quarterly production volumes of Google and HTC branded smartphones. Hopefully, our research will be useful to you as a reference should you decide to report on this event. Androidsmartphone marketSmartphoneGoogleHTCConsumer ElectronicsThu, 21 Sep 2017 20:30:00 +08002975 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Estimates Total Worldwide iPhone Production Volume for 2017 to Increase by 5.6% Annually to Around 227.5 Million Unitshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2957.htmlIn anticipation of Apple unveiling its 10th anniversary iPhone models, the global market intelligence firm TrendForce would like to share with you some of our latest data on the smartphone market.3DAMOLEDsmartphone productioniPhoneAppleConsumer ElectronicsTue, 12 Sep 2017 11:50:00 +08002957 at http://www.trendforce.comHardware Market for Mobile 3D Sensing Will Expand at a CAGR of 209% From 2017 to 2020, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2956.htmlMajor technology companies have been developing solutions and platforms for 3D sensing, which is expected to be featured on the upcoming iPhone devices. Market intelligence TrendForce anticipates that from 2017 onward, the market for 3D sensing solutions used in mobile devices will witness leaping growth. The total value of the global market for 3D sensing modules used in mobile devices is estimated to reach US$1.5 billion in 2017 and is forecast to grow at a massive CAGR of 209% to around US$14 billion in 2020. Note that the 3D sensing module that is being discussed includes IR transmitter and receiver components.Innovative Technological ApplicationsAppleiPhoneConsumer ElectronicsMon, 11 Sep 2017 14:12:00 +08002956 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says 2018 Will Mark the Official Start of the 5G Era With South Korea and Japan Leading the Commercialization Effortshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2949.htmlCompared with the 4G mobile networking standard, 5G offers faster data transfer, greater wireless area coverage and lower latency. According to market intelligence firm TrendForce, major vertical markets such as manufacturing, transportation and healthcare will rapidly adopt 5G in addition to the consumer market. For mobile network operators, their traditional telephony and data services are bringing less average revenue per user than before. Thus, upgrading to 5G will help diversify and expand their revenue base.Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 30 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +08002949 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Pursuit of Wider Color Gamut Will Drive Up Production Costs of LCMs by 3% to 10%http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2948.htmlThe fierce competition in the TV market has driven brand vendors to continually improve the image colors and qualities of their respective product models. In recent years, South Korean panel makers Samsung Display (SDC) and LG Display (LGD), along with their Taiwanese counterparts, have developed various technologies to enhance features such as wide color gamut (WCG) for their products. Because of their ongoing efforts, WitsView, a division of TrendForce, expects the production costs of liquid crystal display modules (LCMs) for TVs will go up. Depending on the solution type for achieving WCG, the cost increase could range from 3% to 10%. Innovative Technological ApplicationsTue, 29 Aug 2017 14:08:00 +08002948 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Raises Its Projection on the Share of In-Cell Solutions in the 2017 Smartphone Market to Around 32% as TDDI Approaches Maturationhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2947.htmlThe share of In-Cell solutions in the global smartphone market is estimated to reach 31.9% by the end of 2017, according to the latest research on touch display solutions by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. This latest share figure for In-Cell solutions, which is an upward revision from the earlier projection of 29.6%, is mainly attributed to the near maturation of IC products for TDDI (Touch with Display Driver Integration) as well as their rapid adoption in the panel industry.Innovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 24 Aug 2017 14:08:00 +08002947 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce 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.com