TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce 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.DisplayTue, 15 Aug 2017 13:09:00 +08002930 at http://www.trendforce.comLCD TV Panel Market to See Steeper Price Decline in August as Buyers Take the Initiative in Negotiations, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2927.htmlPrices of LCD TV panels of all sizes have started to soften from June and are now on a noticeable downward trend in August, according to the latest report from WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Size segments that are seeing significant price decline include the 65- and the 55-inch as well as the mid-size panels ranging from the 40- to the 43-inch.notebook panelmonitor panelpanel priceTV panel LCD PanelsDisplayMon, 07 Aug 2017 19:41:00 +08002927 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Global Smartphone Production Volume Reached 324 Million Units This Second Quarterhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2924.htmlTrendForce’s latest smartphone market research finds flat growth in the global production volume between the first and second quarter of 2017. Similar to the prior three-month period, smartphone sales in the second quarter were lackluster and affected by the anticipation of the 10th anniversary iPhone release in the next half of the year. In total, the global smartphone production volume reached 324 million units in the second quarter. Samsung, Apple and Huawei retained first, second and third place, respectively, in the worldwide production volume ranking for the period. Xiaomi managed to surpass LG to take sixth place in the ranking.LGXiaomiVIVOOPPOHuaweiAppleSamsungAndroidiPhonelow-end smartphonehigh-end smartphoneQ3Q2 smartphone productionsmartphonesDisplayThu, 03 Aug 2017 10:23:00 +08002924 at http://www.trendforce.comFoxconn Takes the Lead in Moving LCD Production to North America and Spearheads the Integration of Region’s Consumer Electronics Chain, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2910.htmlFoxconn on July 26 announced the initiation of its “Flying Eagle Project” in North America and a US$10 billion investment to build a Gen-10.5 LCD panel fab in Wisconsin. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, this proposed plant will be mainly producing panels of 8K resolution. Display technologies behind 8K resolution are well developed and have existed for a while. Nonetheless, Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant represents the first-ever attempt to build LCD manufacturing capacity in North America. As LCD technology matures, having an integrated supply chain for its end products near or within the key regional markets will be crucial to the competitiveness of panel suppliers and consumer electronics brands.InnoluxSharpFoxconnLCD TV PanelTV paneldisplay paneldisplayConsumer ElectronicsThu, 27 Jul 2017 23:07:00 +08002910 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Upcoming Device Models Will Reinvigorate Smartphone Market and Lead to Over 10% Increase in Production Volume for 2H17 vs. 1H17http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2909.htmlThe latest smartphone market research by TrendForce shows that global sales have been fairly tepid in the first half of 2017. Besides the traditional off season effects, consumers have held off purchases in anticipation of future products with more exciting features. Still, total smartphone production volume for this year’s first half expanded by 7% compared with first half of the prior year, totaling nearly 650 million units. Collectively, Chinese brands posted a year-on-year growth in their production volume during these six months, while non-Chinese brands together recorded a year-on-year decrease.smartphone panelLGSamsungAppleiPhone specsiPhonesmartphonessmartphone productionSmartphoneConsumer ElectronicsThu, 27 Jul 2017 14:10:00 +08002909 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Average Size of TV Panels Grew to 44.7 Inches in Second Half of 2017; TV Brands Shift Their Demand to Larger Size Segments Due to Cost Pressurehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2908.htmlThe latest research by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds the global shipments of LCD TV panels totaled 123.35 million units for the first half of 2017, amounting to a tiny dip of 0.1% compared with the same period a year ago. Since Samsung Display (SDC) closed its Gen-7 fab L7-1 at the end of 2016, TV brands since the first quarter have been vigilant against the supply tightening in the mid-size segments and kept stocking up. Their demand was strong enough to offset the traditional seasonal effect during the year’s first half. AUOCSOTSDCBOEInnoluxLGDLCD TV PanelTV panelLCD panel shipmentsLCDConsumer ElectronicsTue, 25 Jul 2017 16:59:00 +08002908 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Production Capacity for Large-Size LCD Panels Continues to Expand in Second Half of 2017; Supply to Become Important Factor in Fourth Quarterhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2905.htmlThe overall production capacity for large-size LCD panels rose above the expected level in the first half of 2017 despite seasonal headwinds, according to research by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Panel suppliers actually found their processing lines fully loaded and were compelled to make some of their newly added production capacity available ahead of schedule. WitsView estimates that the global production capacity for large-size LCD panels in terms of total glass input area will increase by 5.8% annually in 2017 to reach 218.3 million square meters. This figure is 0.3 percentage point above an earlier estimate. Supply will become an important factor in determining the course of the panel market during second half of 2017, especially in the fourth quarter. BOETV panelLCD PanelsLCD panel shipmentsLarge-size panelConsumer ElectronicsThu, 13 Jul 2017 14:12:00 +08002905 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.comAccident at LGD’s Gen-8.5 Fab in South Korea Will Tighten Supply for Large-Size LCD Panels This Third Quarter, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2888.htmlLG Display (LGD) suffered a serious disruption to its production of large-size LCD panels on June 24, when a deadly accident occurred at its P8-1 panel fab in Paju, South Korea. The Gen-8.5 has been shut down for repair and investigation by the local authorities. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, states that this incident will have a major impact on the supply of large-size panels in the third quarter. While panel quotes have softened during the second quarter, the third quarter will see a return of seasonal demand from device vendors. The accident at P8-1 will contribute to a tightening of the supply and help prop up prices to some extent. TV panelLGDDisplayTue, 27 Jun 2017 19:53:00 +08002888 at http://www.trendforce.comChinese ODMs Have Rapidly Risen to Prominence as Competition for Panel Supply Becomes Critical, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2887.htmlThis year's top four LCD TV ODMs by their target shipments in order will be TCL, TPV, Foxconn and BOE Vision-Electronic Technology (BOEVT), according to the preliminary estimation by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The fourth-place BOEVT in particular has emerged as a major pure ODM by taking advantage of the vast panel supply provided by its group company BOE Technology (BOE). Furthermore, BOEVT will be taking on U.S.-based VIZIO as its client for the first time in the second half of this year. The collaboration between the two companies indicates that Chinese ODMs are starting to play a bigger role in the global TV supply chain.CEC-PandaSharpInnoluxCSOTLCD TV PanelTV panelBOEFoxconnTPVTCLODMLCD TVConsumer ElectronicsTue, 27 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +08002887 at http://www.trendforce.com