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. Innovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 21 Sep 2017 20:30:00 +08002975 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts More Than 30% of Smartphones Shipped Worldwide in 2018 Will Carry OLED Panel as iPhone X Encourages Its Adoptionhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2973.htmlTrends in the display industry are heavily influenced by the developments in the consumer electronics markets, and this is seen in the rapid growth of the OLED panel market due to the rising demand from smartphone and TV brands. In its recent analyses of the panel market by technology, WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that the market share of OLED in the small size bracket continues to grow at the expense of LCD’s market share. Furthermore, WitsView anticipates OLED’s representation in the smartphone market will increase substantially following the release of iPhone X. With Apple expected to support this display technology in the future, the percentage of OLED models in the total annual smartphone shipments worldwide is projected to climb from 28% this year to 33% in 2018.DisplayWed, 20 Sep 2017 15:56:00 +08002973 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.comChina With a Production Capacity Share of 35.7% Will Supplant South Korea This Year as Top Producing Region for Large-Size LCD Panels, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2952.htmlThe latest analysis by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reveals that China is set to overtake South Korea this year as the leading producing region for large-size LCD panels. In terms of area, China’s share of the global production capacity for large-size panels will surpass South Korea’s in 2017. By 2020, China’s share of the global capacity area may reach around 50%.Panel CapacityFoxconnCSOTBOELGDSDCTV panelpanel price Large-Sized Panel ShipmentsLCD TVLCDdisplayConsumer ElectronicsMon, 04 Sep 2017 13:48:00 +08002952 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 Reports YoY Gain of 3.6% for 2Q17 Notebook Shipments; Apple With a QoQ 17.1% Growth Edged Closer to ASUS in Rankinghttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2930.htmlMarket research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for this second quarter registered a sequential quarterly increase of 5.7% and a year-on-year increase of 3.6%, totaling 39.96 million units. Biddings for notebook contracts in North America and market arrivals of new product models were the main driving forces behind the second-quarter shipments. As for the entire first half of 2017, the strong demand from North America contributed to a global shipment result that exceeded the market expectations.AcerAppleASUSDellLenovoHPnotebook shipmentMacBooknotebooksConsumer ElectronicsTue, 15 Aug 2017 13:09:00 +08002930 at http://www.trendforce.comSharp Trounced Seasonal Downturn of This Year’s First Half in TV Market and Nearly Doubled Its Shipments in Second Quarter, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2928.htmlGlobal shipments of LCD TV sets totaled 47.37 million units for the second quarter of 2017, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. While this shipment figure represents an increase of 7.6% from the prior quarter, it also amounts to a year-on-year decrease of 5.2%. The Chinese TV market remained sluggish, while sales in North America were affected by channel distributors’ price hikes. LCT TV shipmentsLCD TVTVHisenseSonySharpTCLLGLG ElectronicsLGESamsungConsumer ElectronicsTue, 08 Aug 2017 13:35:00 +08002928 at http://www.trendforce.com