TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce 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.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 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.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.com