About Us


About TrendForce

The company


TrendForce is a global leader in providing in-depth market intelligence and professional consultation services for clients across a diverse range of industries. Additionally, TrendForce has established itself as a robust platform for exchanging vital market information among firms in different sectors. With a worldwide membership base of more than 500,000 subscribers, TrendForce has built strong relations with clients engaging in major and newly emerged technology fields. TrendForce hosts at least five annual conferences in the Greater China Region (e.g., in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Taipei). These events showcase the latest research on industry and market trends. Furthermore, they offer a venue for professionals to network and explore various business opportunities.

Leadership



Dr. C.L.Liu
Chairman

(Dr. C.L.Liu)

Dr. Liu graduated from National Cheng Kung University, and went on to obtain his Computer Science master’s and doctorate degrees from MIT in 1960 and 1962, respectively. He later taught at MIT, Illinois, and served as President of National Tsinghua University in Taiwan from 1998 to 2002....

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Dr. C.L.Liu   Chairman

Dr. Liu graduated from National Cheng Kung University, and went on to obtain his Computer Science master’s and doctorate degrees from MIT in 1960 and 1962, respectively. He later taught at MIT, Illinois, and served as President of National Tsinghua University in Taiwan from 1998 to 2002.

Dr. Liu is also a world-renowned scholar in computer information science, making notable contributions to fields such as real-time systems, computer-aided design, VLSI layout, combinatorial optimization and discrete mathematics. Dr. Liu first became a Fellow at IEEE, then a Distinguished Member at ACM, and went on to be elected Member of Academia Sinica in 2000.

In addition to his current role as the Chairman of TrendForce, Dr. Liu served as Honorary Professor at National Tsing Hua University, and visiting scholar at City University of Hong Kong.

Kevin Lin
Founder & CEO

(Kevin Lin)

Mr. Lin graduated from National Taiwan University with a major in Information Engineering, and obtained an MBA degree from his alma mater. He was a pioneer in Taiwan’s e-commerce industry in 1999, being both the founder and CEO of the country’s largest trade and auction site NeoCom Technology at the time...

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Kevin Lin   Founder & CEO

Mr. Lin graduated from National Taiwan University with a major in Information Engineering, and obtained an MBA degree from his alma mater. He was a pioneer in Taiwan’s e-commerce industry in 1999, being both the founder and CEO of the country’s largest trade and auction site NeoCom Technology at the time, which was later to be acquired by eBay, the largest eAuction site in the US, in 2002.

In 2000, Lin established B2B e-commerce platform DRAMeXchange, simultaneously turning TrendForce into a globally distinguished research firm in the tech industry. TrendForce acquired Topology Research Institute (TRI) in January 2015 to become a top-notch tech research firm in Greater China, achieving worldwide fame.

Lin currently holds the position of CEO in TrendForce and chairman in TRI.

H.P. Chang
Chief Operating Officer

(H.P. Chang)

With nearly a decade of previous professional experience in purchasing, administration, and sales, H.P. Chang officially joined the WitsView display research division of TrendForce in the spring of 2006....

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H.P. Chang   Chief Operating Officer

With nearly a decade of previous professional experience in purchasing, administration, and sales, H.P. Chang officially joined the WitsView display research division of TrendForce in the spring of 2006. H.P. was able to leverage his extensive competencies to accurately model relevant market information and implement cutting-edge research methodology. Under his leadership, the WitsView research team became a global leader in the field of display-related market intelligence.

H.P. officially transitioned to TrendForce’s research team in August 2013 and expanded the scope of his research from TFT-LCD to other areas, including memory, LED, and PV. In early 2015, following TrendForce’s acquisition of Topology Research Institute (TRI), he oversaw TRI’s foray into the research of integrated circuits, communications, consumer electronics, emerging technology, and automotive technology.

H.P. believes that a company’s most valuable resource lies in its talent development, and sustainable growth depends on how well a company can intelligently navigate the knowledge economy. Along with H.P., TrendForce and TRI aim to provide their private, industrial, and governmental clients with the most up-to-date, professional, and innovative research in industrial development.

Our Brands



"TrendForce is a professional research institute providing in-depth analyses into the global high-tech market and consulting services for businesses. TrendForce has long been a leader in semiconductor research and offers critical intelligence on subjects such as IC production (i.e., design, fabrication, and assembly/testing) and memory technologies (i.e., DRAM and NAND Flash). In the area of display technology, TrendForce tracks developments across the entire panel supply chain (e.g., upstream materials/components, TFT-LCD, AMOLED, and end products like TVs and monitors). As part of the research on supply chains, TrendForce also examines product shipments and development trends in the consumer electronics market (e.g., smartphones, notebook computers, tablets, and wearables). Regarding green energy, TrendForce has a team studying prices in the global PV chain, the energy storage market, and the EV industry. The LED division analyzes not only the LED lighting market but also the more advanced LED-related applications, including IR sensors, Micro LED/Mini LED, etc. TrendForce has also amassed a wealth of expertise in emerging fields such as automotive technologies (e.g., ADAS and ADS), 5G telecommunications, IoT, AI, AR/VR, etc. We publish comprehensive and up-to-date reports on these topics as well."

  • 2000

    DX

    Memory


    DX

    Established in 2000
    DRAMeXchange focuses on the semiconductor industry, the memory supply chains, and related end products. The team thus tracks developments in component and whole device markets including DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, servers, smartphones, etc. DRAMeXchange continues to provide all-round and up-to-date market intelligence and is recognized for its accurate price forecasts and detailed analyses on topics such as the capital expenditure and production capacity of memory suppliers.



  • 2004

    WV

    Display & Optoelectronics


    WV

    Established in 2004
    WitsView tracks developments across the entire display supply chain from upstream materials/components to midstream panel manufacturing (including LCD, OLED, Quantum Dot, and Mini LED) to downstream assembly of end products by electronics brands. Through their careful survey of the supply chain, WitsView analysts are also able to offer insightful analyses on the latest trends in the major categories of consumer electronics such as TVs, monitors, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.



  • 2007

    LED

    LED


    LED

    Established in 2007
    LEDinside provides research on trends and opportunities in various LED application markets. Its reports encompass topics such as LED lighting, automotive lighting, UV LED, IR components (e.g., IR LED and VCSEL), Micro LED/Mini LED products (e.g., display and projectors).



  • 2010

    ET

    Green Energy


    ET

    Established in 2010
    EnergyTrend provides comprehensive research on the green energy industry chain. Its two specialties are solar PV and Li-ion batteries. Regarding solar PV, EnergyTrend analysts track developments along the supply chain for generation systems and offer insights on the latest cutting-edge technologies. They also gauge demand generated by the construction of solar power stations and green energy policies. As for Li-ion batteries, the team focuses on upstream materials and market trends of batteries for consumer electronics, EV powertrain systems, and other energy storage applications.



  • 2015

    TRI

    Emerging Technologies


    TRI

    Established in 1996 and merged with TrendForce in 2015
    TRI is a research powerhouse that has worked on a wide range of subjects such as semiconductors, telecommunications, the Internet of Things, automotive systems, artificial intelligence, applications for emerging technologies, and the latest developments in major regional markets (e.g., the US, Europe, Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan). TRI’s services are highly sought after by various types of organizations due to its accurate grasp of trends related to newly formed technology industries and regional developments.



Global Client Base

International offices

TrendForce was established in 2000 with headquarters in Taipei. Since then, the company has set up branch offices in Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing. Its workforce of more than 200 professionals has been providing market intelligence and consultation services that are valued by clients around the world.

Asia Pacific 47%

North America 28%

Europe 15%

South America 5%

Middle East & Africa 2%

Other Regions 3%


Research Methodology


1

Data Gathering


TrendForce works closely with major OEMs, ODMs, and leading suppliers across industries to collect first-hand data pertaining to market and technology trends.

2

Data Processing


TrendForce’s method is based on carefully examining all aspects of the global supply chains of the specific industries, focusing on fundamentals such as production capacity and fabrication technology. Our analysts integrate the results of their primary research with relevant data from secondary sources, thereby creating the cores of their analytical models.

3

Historical Price Analyses & Holistic Forecasts


When it comes to historical price analysis and supply/demand tracking, TrendForce covers numerous technology markets including memory (DRAM and NAND Flash), display (LCD and AMOLED panels), LED, solar PV (cells and modules), etc.