TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Reports a 0.7% YoY Growth beyond Expectation for 2017 Notebook Shipments; Apple Exceeded ASUS to Rank No. 4http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3020.htmlMarket research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for this third quarter registered a remarkable quarterly increase of 6.8% and a year-on-year increase of 0.9%, reaching 42.69 million units. The overall performance of notebook shipments brought by peak season exceeded the previous expectations.DisplayWed, 15 Nov 2017 16:09:00 +08003020 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Projects Global Smartphone Production for 4Q17 to Grow by 6.3% YoY as iPhone X Drives Quarterly Total to Its Peak for the Yearhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3017.htmlTrendForce’s latest analysis of the global smartphone market finds that sales are growing again due to the effects of the year-end busy season. The global smartphone production volume for the third quarter of 2017 totaled 384 million units, registering a year-on-year increase of 6%. Chinese brands together posted a much higher year-on-year growth of 20%. In terms of ranking by production volume, Samsung, Apple, Huawei, OPPO and Vivo still held their respective positions in the top five for the third quarter, while Xiaomi followed at sixth place.Consumer ElectronicsThu, 09 Nov 2017 11:56:00 +08003017 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Global Tablet Market Is at the Point of Recovery; Total Annual Shipments to Rise by 0.3% for 2018 After Four Years of Declinehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3014.htmlThe tablet market has undergone four consecutive years of downward correction from 2014 to 2017 and is showing signs of bottoming out. Latest analysis from TrendForce estimates that the global tablet shipments for 2017 will total around 148.9 million units, registering a more moderate drop of 5.4% compared with the 2016 result. Looking ahead to 2018, major tablet brands are expected to see their shipment declines ease. At the same time, Amazon, Huawei and other relatively new market entrants will continue in their rise. In sum, global shipments are projected to recover next year, rising by 0.3% annually to around 149.3 million units.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 07 Nov 2017 14:02:00 +08003014 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Announces Top 10 Trends in Information and Communication Technology Sector for 2018http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3008.htmlAs 2017 comes to an end, global market intelligence provider TrendForce has unveiled a list of top 10 trends in the information and communication technology sector for 2018. These trends will be influencing the development of key industries in the upcoming year.TrendForceDRAMThu, 02 Nov 2017 09:10:00 +08003008 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Estimates Global Branded TV Shipments to Drop by 4.2% Annually for 2017; Strong Results in Second Half Are Unlikely to Offset Declines in First Halfhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3007.htmlWitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global shipments of branded TV sets for the third quarter of 2017 totaled 54.99 million units, showing an increase of 16% from the second quarter and a year-on-year decline of 4.0%. The third quarter is traditionally a busy period for TV shipments. Furthermore, the recent drop in panel prices is gradually taking away the cost pressure on TV brands, bolstering their confidence in expanding their shipments. WitsView expects the TV market to remain positive through the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, the strong results in the second half of this year are unlikely going to offset three consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines. WitsView therefore has lowered its estimate of this year’s annual global shipments to 210 million units, down 4.2% from the previous year. SharpSonyHisenseTCLLGESamsungOLED TVLCD TVTVConsumer ElectronicsWed, 01 Nov 2017 18:27:00 +08003007 at http://www.trendforce.comKey Excerpts From TrendForce’s IT Industry Forecast for 2018 at Shanghaihttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3003.htmlThemed as “development trends and opportunities of components industry” and “outlook on industrial innovation and application trends,” the IT Industry Forecast for 2018 was held by TrendForce, a global provider of market intelligence on technology industries, at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai on October 26, 2017. The event was attended by 500 professionals ranging from talents of such high-tech industries as semiconductor, artificial intelligence (AI) and network communications to representatives of financial institutions and mainstream media. The symposium was kicked off by an opening speech delivered by Dr. C. L. Liu, president of TrendForce. Also, Dr. Yan Xiaolang, vice chairman of China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) and head of professionals group on the construction of demonstration microelectronics college in China, participated in the conference and shared his insights on the global technology industries.LCDOLEDartificial intelligenceLEDdisplayconsumer electronicssmartphoneslithium batteriesIoTCloud computingstorage5GDRAMTrendForcelithium batteriesElectric vehicleautonomous vehiclepanelsemiconductorNAND FlashDRAMThu, 26 Oct 2017 12:09:00 +08003003 at http://www.trendforce.com3Q17 Shipments of Branded LCD Monitors Rose 8% from Prior Quarter Due to Bounce Back in Demand, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3001.htmlThe latest research on the LCD monitor market by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that product shipments were fairly subdued in the first half of 2017. In the beginning of the year, prices were high for small-size TN panels that are generally used in products suited for driving shipments. Brand vendors working mainly on the consumer segment of the monitor market thus opted to focus on selling high-margin products rather than growing their overall shipments. Their product mixes during the first half of the year favored large-size segments and niche applications. Twisted Nematic Techonologymonitor panelLCD MonitormonitorConsumer ElectronicsMon, 23 Oct 2017 14:02:00 +08003001 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Prices of Lithium-Ion Battery Cells Enters a Slow Climb; Supply of Polymer Cells Remains Tighthttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3000.htmlThe latest lithium-ion battery market report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the price upswing for battery cells has started to moderate since this third quarter. Although the price of cobalt reached a new high for the recent years during the third quarter, prices of battery cells have been climbing more slowly after the large hikes in the second quarter. The overall price increase in the battery cell market is anticipated to be even smaller for this fourth quarter.Polymer CellPrismatic CellCylindrical Celllithium batteriesGreen EnergyThu, 19 Oct 2017 10:02:00 +08003000 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Monthly TV Panel Shipments Grew 8.2% for August and Reached a New High for This Year Due to Falling Prices and Seasonal Demandhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2985.htmlWitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that global LCD TV panel shipments for August totaled 23.02 million units, showing an increase of 8.2% from July and a year-on-year drop of 2.5%. WitsView also says that the August shipments represent the highest monthly volume in the TV panel market for this year so far. This turnaround from the weak shipment result in July was attributed to two consecutive months of declining panel prices and increasing stock-up activities ahead of holiday events in the major markets including the U.S., Europe and China.AUOCSOTSDCBOELGDInnoluxTV panel LCD panel shipmentsLCDConsumer ElectronicsThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:51:00 +08002985 at http://www.trendforce.com[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.com