TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenAutomotive 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.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.comForeign Competitors Set Up Fabs in China and Compel Country’s Domestic Foundries to Expedite Their 28nm Production This Year, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2802.htmlUnited Semiconductor Xiamen (USCXM), China-based subsidiary of major foundry UMC, is reported to begin production on the 28nm technology licensed from its parent company this second quarter. As international semiconductor companies set up fabrication plants in China, the country’s domestic foundries will face intensifying competition in terms of technology, market share and recruitment of technical personnel. According to the global market intelligence firm TrendForce, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation (HMLC) are the two leaders among Chinese foundries in the development of the 28nm processing. The existence of foreign-owned fabs in China will pressure these two domestic manufacturers to further accelerate their timetables for this technology.Wafer FoundryUMCTSMCGlobalFoundriesSMICDRAMNAND FlashChina's semiconductorChinaDRAMMon, 10 Apr 2017 15:06:00 +08002802 at http://www.trendforce.comTightening Supply and Demand from AMOLED and TDDI Markets to Push Up NOR Flash Prices Through 2017, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2794.htmlThe prices of NOR Flash will go up sequentially by at least 5% on average for every quarter in 2017 as its market benefits from the abundant releases of smartphones featuring AMOLED display during the year, TrendForce reports. Besides the general adoption of AMOLED in the smartphone market, the expansion in the production of ICs for Touch with Display Driver Integration (TDDI) is driving the need for NOR Flash as well. From the supply side, major manufacturers such as Micron and GigaDevice have reduced their NOR Flash production. Tight supply and rising demand therefore will keep prices of NOR Flash on an uptrend to the end of this year.WinbondMicrontouch displayAMOLEDNOR FlashDRAMWed, 05 Apr 2017 14:11:00 +08002794 at http://www.trendforce.comIntel Acquires Mobileye in Anticipation of First Major Wave of Sales for Self-Driving Cars in 2021, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2778.htmlIntel on March 13 announced that the company will purchase Mobileye, a global provider of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). This deal is worth US$15.3 billion and is another indication that major semiconductor manufacturers are aggressively jockeying for a favorable position in the fast growing automotive electronics market. TrendForce states that after the merger, Intel will be able to combine its hardware products such as high-performance computing chips and IoT solutions with Mobileye’s image processing algorithms for autonomous driving systems. The deal gives Intel’s the potential to develop an autonomous driving solution that incorporates cloud computing. Furthermore, the deal strengthens Intel’s collaboration with BMW to bring self-driving cars to the market in 2021, when first wave of sales for such vehicles is anticipated to take place in major auto markets worldwide. ADASautonomous vehicleautonomous drivingAutomotive electronicsIntelInternet of ThingsTue, 14 Mar 2017 19:28:00 +08002778 at http://www.trendforce.comApple Pay Grows in Transaction Volume as Its Market Presence in Asia Widens, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2773.htmlApple Pay is set to arrive in Taiwan this year, making the island the 14th market in its global expansion. Kelly Hsieh, senior research manager of TrendForce, stated that that iPhone devices currently has nearly a third of the smartphone market share in Taiwan, and this will help Apple Pay tremendously in penetrating into the local market. “Apple Pay can become a leading mobile payment platform that will gradually change the payment habit of Taiwanese consumers if it is able to win over consumers by providing strong data security and a very positive user experience,” said Hsieh.iPhonemobile paymentApple PayConsumer ElectronicsWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:30:00 +08002773 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Global Market Value for Voice Recognition Will Register CAGR of 43.64% During 2016~2021 as Applications for AI Expandshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2738.htmlDevelopment of AI systems and their applications will continue to revolve around voice and image recognition technologies in 2017. According to market research firm TrendForce, the global market value of voice recognition solutions is projected to grow from US$2.61 billion in 2016 to US$15.98 billion in 2021, with the CAGR in the forecast period at 43.64%. The main source of growth momentum will come from the widespread adoption of voice-based virtual assistants in various devices.CESautomotive electronic productsautonomous vehicleartificial intelligence MicrosoftGoogleAppleNVIDIAAmazonimage sensorvoice recognitionConsumer ElectronicsThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:28:00 +08002738 at http://www.trendforce.comChina’s Third-Party Payment Industry to Take a Huge Hit as Its RMB 500 Billion Client Reserve Funds Will Be Placed Under Centralized Management This April, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2736.htmlStarting in April 2017, third-party payment providers in China will have to put their client reserve funds under centralized management of People’s Bank of China (PBoC). This policy is expected to have a heavy impact on major domestic payment providers including Alibaba and Tencent as it prevents them from using the reserve funds to generate interest income or grow their businesses. According to market research firm TrendForce, the total amount of reserve funds that will transfer from third-party payment providers to the control of the Chinese government is estimated around RMB 500 billion.Innovative Technological ApplicationsChinaIoTmobile paymentconsumer electronicsConsumer ElectronicsTue, 17 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +08002736 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Mobile Payment Market Forecast to Reach US$780 Billion in 2017 as Opportunities Arise, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2724.htmlMobile payment services have expanded significantly during 2016 as smartphone makers intensify their efforts to build their own payment ecosystems. At the same time, innovations and diversification in mobile payment methods have generated new demand and opportunities worldwide. According to market research firm TrendForce, the scale of the global mobile payment market will reach US$780 billion by the end of 2017, amounting to an annual increase of 25.8%.GoogleSamsungAppledata securitybiometric authenticationNFCInnovative Technological Applicationsconsumer electronicsIoTmobile paymentConsumer ElectronicsTue, 27 Dec 2016 17:05:00 +08002724 at http://www.trendforce.com