TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenDemand for Servers in Data Centers Will be a Major Driving Force of Global Server Shipment’s 5.53% Growth in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3036.htmlAccording to the latest report of DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, the global server shipment will grow by 5.53% in 2018 driven by the surging demand for servers in data centers.DRAMThu, 14 Dec 2017 14:11:00 +08003036 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts Oversupply and Price Drop in 1Q18 NAND Flash Market, Production Capacity Expansion and Low Season are Main Causeshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3034.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, expects lower demand for NAND Flash in 1Q18 due to the traditional off-peak season. The demand from notebooks, tablets, and smartphones (mainly Chinese branded smartphones) is estimated to drop by more than 15% compared with 4Q17, and that from server will remain generally the same. Therefore, the overall bit demand is projected to drop by 0-5% compared with 4Q17. On the other hand, as suppliers keep improving their production capacity and yield rate of 3D-NAND Flash, the bit output will grow by more than 5% compared with 4Q17. Consequently, NAND Flash market will experience an oversupply in 1Q18 and contract prices of SSD, NAND Flash chips and wafer, etc. will drop.DRAMMon, 11 Dec 2017 14:08:00 +08003034 at http://www.trendforce.comExcerpts from TrendForce's Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industryhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3033.htmlThe global research company TrendForce held 2018 Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry on December 7, 2017. Here are the key excerpts from the forum.SemiconductorsThu, 07 Dec 2017 14:23:00 +08003033 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce: China’s IC Design Industry Revenue Grows by 22% in 2017, HiSilicon, Unigroup Spreadtrum RDA and Sanechips Rank Top 3http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3032.htmlAccording to the latest report of TrendForce, China’s IC design industry revenue will reach RMB 200.6 billion in 2017, a yearly growth of 22%. The growth rate is expected to remain at around 20%, totaling RMB 240 billion in 2018, pointed out by Cici Zhang, analyst of TrendForce.DRAMWed, 06 Dec 2017 15:45:00 +08003032 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Top 10 Ranking of Global Semiconductor Foundries of 2017, TSMC Ranks First with Market Share of 55.9%http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3029.html According to TrendForce’s latest report, the global revenue for semiconductor foundry is expected to reach $57.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.1% compared with 2016, marking the fifth consecutive year with a growth rate over 5%.DRAMWed, 29 Nov 2017 14:16:00 +08003029 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce: 4Q17 Mobile DRAM Sales Growth May Outperform Q3’s 4.3% as Prices Surgehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3027.htmlThanks to the gradual recovery of smartphone market and the advent of busy season, mobile DRAM demands picked up on Q3, boosting prices. Average price hike for mobile DRAM was less than 5% in Q3, mainly for narrowing regional price differences and slightly raising quotes for high-density models, as a result of the sequential revenue growth of 4.3%. SK Hynix racked up remarkable 30% growth, the highest among the top three suppliers, according to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce.SemiconductorsThu, 23 Nov 2017 14:25:00 +08003027 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says the Chinese Government Continues “Big Fund” to Support Key Semiconductor Sectors in China Including Memory and IC Designhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3025.htmlChina’s semiconductor industry has been thriving since 2015 driven by the Chinese government’s supportive policy and industry fund, with the revenue expected to exceed RMB 620 billion in 2018. According to TrendForce’s latest report Breakdown Analysis of China’s Semiconductor Industry, the Chinese government will continue supporting heavily in this industry at levels of central government and local authorities. In addition to assisting weak yet significant nodes in the industry chain, the National IC Investment Fund (called the "Big Fund") will mainly focus on three key sectors in the coming years, including memory, SiC/GaN compound semiconductor, and IC design with its application in IoT, 5G, AI, smart vehicles, etc.DRAMTue, 21 Nov 2017 14:10:00 +08003025 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Global NAND Flash Revenue from Branded Manufacturers Increased by 14.3% Sequentially in 3Q17 due to Growing Demand for Smartphone and Serverhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3024.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports a growing demand for NAND Flash under the influence of traditional peak season and increasing demand for smartphones and SSD from servers and data centers. The gap between supply and demand is larger compared with the previous quarter. However, the contract price of all product lines increased no more than 0-6% in this third quarter after a long period of continuous price increase, and the current price is approaching the highest level that OEM factories can afford.SemiconductorsMon, 20 Nov 2017 13:46:00 +08003024 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Server DRAM Revenue from Major Suppliers Rose by 25.2% Sequentially in Third Quarter as Data Centers Generates Steady Demandhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3022.htmlRevenue of the top three DRAM server suppliers (Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron) rose 25.2% for the third quarter compared with the previous three-month period, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Strained DRAM supply was even more evident during the third quarter as limited production capacity and limited technological progress for the memory industry encountered robust demand from data centers in North America. With the ASP rising, server DRAM suppliers saw substantial increase in their revenues.SemiconductorsThu, 16 Nov 2017 14:08:00 +08003022 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports 3Q17 DRAM Revenue Hit a New High With a 16.2% Sequential Increase; DRAM Prices to Rise by 10% on Average in 4Q17http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3019.htmlRevenue of the entire global DRAM industry climbed to a new historic high for the third quarter of 2017, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Contract prices of various DRAM products jumped by about 5% on average in the third quarter from the second quarter on the back of the year-end busy season and limited bit supply growth. As the market still experienced tight supply, total DRAM revenue for the third quarter rose by 16.2% from the second quarter.SemiconductorsMon, 13 Nov 2017 18:19:00 +08003019 at http://www.trendforce.com