TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Expects Prices of Lithium-ion Batteries to Increase by 5~15% in 3Q18 Due to Rising Costs of Materialshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3141.htmlCobalt prices have reached another record high in 1Q18, according to the data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. As the result, the prices of lithium-ion battery cells are estimated to increase by 5~15% QoQ in 3Q18, but would have a chance to remain flat in the fourth quarter.Automotive ElectronicsMon, 06 Aug 2018 06:29:00 +00003141 at http://www.trendforce.comDriven by Demand for Active Safety in China and the U.S., Automotive mmWave Radar Market Expects Rapid Growth with a CAGR of 15% from 2018 to 2023, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3131.htmlAccording to the latest research by TrendForce, the market of automotive mmWave radar expects rapid growth with the shipment estimated at 65 million units in 2018; the CAGR is expected to be 15% from 2018 to 2023. The growth momentum comes from China’s adoption of C-NCAP, a car safety assessment program, and NHTSA’s new regulation that makes automatic emergency braking system as a standard feature for new cars.Innovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 19 Jul 2018 06:03:00 +00003131 at http://www.trendforce.comShipments of Sensing Camera in Automotive OE Market Will Grow by 63% YoY in 2018 Driven by the Establishment of Regulations for Vehicle Safety, says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3114.htmlAccording to the latest research by TrendForce, the demand for sensing camera in automotive OE (Original Equipment) market will see considerable growth in 2018, driven by the development of smart vehicles in high-end market and the establishment of regulations in the U.S., the EU, Japan and China. The shipments of sensing camera in automotive OE market are expected to reach 121 million units in 2018, a year-on-year growth of 63% compared with 74 million units in 2017.Automotive ElectronicsTue, 12 Jun 2018 06:14:00 +00003114 at http://www.trendforce.comCobalt Prices Soared by More Than 20% in 1Q18, Bringing More Price Pressure to Lithium-ion Batteries, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3088.htmlAccording to the latest data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, cobalt prices continued to rise in 2018 and soared by more than 20% in the first quarter. The rise of raw material prices results from short-term capital speculation and high supplier concentration. This concentrated industry structure may continue to push up the prices in long term. The soaring costs of raw material will be reflected in prices of lithium batteries and new energy vehicles quarter by quarter. This is also a challenge for the battery industry, which has been figuring out ways to reduce the dependence on cobalt.Automotive ElectronicsThu, 12 Apr 2018 08:40:00 +00003088 at http://www.trendforce.comThird Generation Semiconductor Materials Show Market Potential Due to Rapid Development of 5G and Automotive Technology, Says TrendForce Highlightshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3080.html5G is expected to enter commercial operation in 2020, while vehicles become more intelligent, networked and electric, driving the development of SiC and GaN, the third-generation semiconductor materials. TrendForce estimates that the revenue for SiC substrates and GaN substrates will be US$180 million and US$3 million respectively in 2018.SemiconductorsMon, 26 Mar 2018 06:14:00 +00003080 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Self-driving Taxi Market Will Grow at a CAGR of 81% from 2018 to 2023, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3062.htmlSelf-driving taxi services that combine ridesharing and autonomous vehicles have undergone road tests in 2017, and most companies expect to launch their commercial self-driving taxi services formally in 2021, which will tremendously change the future of transport. TrendForce estimates the CAGR of self-driving taxis to reach 81% from 2018 to 2023.Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 07 Feb 2018 06:03:00 +00003062 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Taiwanese IC Design Houses to Be Under Greater Competitive Pressure If Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm Is Successfulhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3015.htmlFabless semiconductor giant Broadcom Limited (shortened here as Broadcom) announced on November 6 that the company is offering US$130 billion to acquire its rival Qualcomm. Qualcomm’s official response is that the company board is currently reviewing the proposal. This deal, if approved by Qualcomm’s board, represents another milestone for M&As in the global semiconductor sector as its value sets a new record high for the industry. Once completed, TrendForce expects the deal will expand Broadcom’s presence in the automotive electronics market. Furthermore, the joining of Broadcom and Qualcomm will impact the global foundry market and threaten the competitiveness of China's and Taiwan's IC industries in the future.Automotive ElectronicsTue, 07 Nov 2017 09:48:00 +00003015 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Announces Top 10 Trends in Information and Communication Technology Sector for 2018https://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 01:10:00 +00003008 at http://www.trendforce.comKey Excerpts From TrendForce’s IT Industry Forecast for 2018 at Shanghaihttps://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 04:09:00 +00003003 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts Size of Global Market for Smart Manufacturing Solutions to Top US$320 Billion by 2020; Product Development Favors Integrated Solutionshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2911.htmlIndustry 4.0 is a concept that has attracted a lot of attention in the global marketplace since its emergence in 2012. Following this conceptual framework, manufacturing companies in various industries have embarked on a mission to transform their operations by deploying smart technologies. TrendForce’s ongoing coverage of smart manufacturing solutions indicates that investments in related hard- and software have been growing steadily. Furthermore, this market is seeing rising demand and a trend towards integrated solutions. TrendForce forecasts that the size of the global market for smart manufacturing solutions will surpass US$320 billion by 2020.IoTIndustry 4.0DRAMMon, 31 Jul 2017 09:30:00 +00002911 at http://www.trendforce.com