TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Says Electric Vehicles Market Expects Steady Growth, yet the Price of Cobalt Remains a Key Concern for Future Growthhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3026.html The demand for xEV battery in China sees significant growth in 2017 due to carmakers’ acceleration into electric vehicles production. The global xEV battery demand expects a steady growth from 2 billion units in 2017 to 2.5 billion units in 2018, a Y0Y increase of 24%, says EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce.Green EnergyThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:47:00 +08003026 at http://www.trendforce.comPrices of LED Light Bulbs Continued to Drop in October as Vendors Wanted to Generate More Sales, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3013.htmlLEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global ASP of LED light bulbs continued its slide in October. Compared with September, the ASP of 40W equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.7% to US$6.2. The 60W equivalent counterparts also saw a 1.7% decrease in their ASP to US$7.4.Green EnergyMon, 06 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +08003013 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.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.comChinese LED Chip Suppliers to Represent 54% of Global Production Capacity in 2017, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3002.htmlTotal global LED chip production capacity has entered a new peak expansionary phase in 2017, according to the latest LED market supply and demand analysis by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. This recent surge of capacity expansion for LED chips has been a response to the rising demand from Chinese LED package suppliers that had started raising their production capacities earlier in 2016. Chinese MarketLED chipMOCVDLEDLEDTue, 24 Oct 2017 14:18:00 +08003002 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.comMerger of Gintech, NSP and Solartech Will Contribute to Taiwan’s Solar Industry by Speeding Up Vertical Integration and Stimulating Investments, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2992.htmlTaiwan’s three solar companies Gintech, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Solartech signed an MOU on October 16 announcing their intention to merge as one single corporate entity by the third quarter of 2018. According to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, the combined production capacity for photovoltaic (PV) cells of these three companies is projected to reach 5 gigawatts (GW). This estimate not only takes account of their combined 3.5GW capacity in Taiwan but also their combined 1.5GW capacity from their facilities located in Mainland China, Thailand and Vietnam. The company that resulted from this merger – United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. (UREC) – will not only become the largest solar enterprise in Taiwan but also the world’s fifth-largest cell maker in terms of capacity and second-largest cell suppliers in terms of overseas shipping.PV cellNSPGintechChinaTaiwansolarPV marketGreen EnergyTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:27:00 +08002992 at http://www.trendforce.comPrices of LED Light Bulbs Were on Decline in September as New Low-Price Products Arrived in the U.S. and Europe, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2986.htmlPrices of LED lightbulbs remained on the downtrend in September, reports LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with the prior month, the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 2.1% to US$6.3, while the global ASP of the 60-watt equivalent products also dropped by 2.3% to US$7.5.40W equivalent LED light bulb60W equivalent LED light bulbLEDTue, 03 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +08002986 at http://www.trendforce.comITC Rules in Favor of Relief from Solar Imports Under Section 201; TrendForce Anticipates U.S. PV Demand for 2018 to Be Cut in Halfhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2976.htmlThe U.S. International Commission (ITC) announced on September 22 (local time) that it has accepted Suniva’s petition to seek relief against all solar imports under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act. Following the affirmation of Suniva’s claim, ITC will develop recommendations to safeguard the U.S. solar market against imports from Asia. EnergyTrend, TrendForce’s green energy research division, states that ITC’s ruling is expected to raise the solar trade barrier significantly and may slash the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) demand for the whole 2018 by half.solarPV marketPVGreen EnergyMon, 25 Sep 2017 19:55:00 +08002976 at http://www.trendforce.comStrong Chinese Market to Push Annual Global Photovoltaic Demand Above 100 Gigawatts for 2017, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2962.htmlChina will again take the leading share of the total annual photovoltaic (PV) demand worldwide in 2017, says the latest Gold Member Solar Report by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. China’s solar demand for this year has surpassed earlier expectations due to the surging installations of distributed PV systems. With China’s contribution, the annual global PV demand is also projected to cross the 100-gigawatt mark for the first time in 2017, coming to a 100.4 gigawatts. Compared with 2016, this year’s global PV demand will advance by about 26%. As the Chinese government continues to support its domestic solar sector, the annual global PV demand is expected to top 100 gigawatts through to 2019.ChinasolarPV marketPVGreen EnergyThu, 14 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +08002962 at http://www.trendforce.com