TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTaiwan EPC Supplier Rankings for 2018: Chailease Energy's Market Share Gone Above 10%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3232.htmlAccording to the latest Regional Project Report – “Solar Powering Taiwan: Special Report ” by EnergyTrend , a division of TrendForce , new installations in the Taiwan's PV system market may reach 1.58GW in 2019. If 2020 sees 2GW worth of new installations, then the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs may reach their set goal to accumulate 6GW in new installations by 2020. Among Taiwan's EPC suppliers ranked for 2018, Chailease Energy takes the lead and boasts a market share of 10%.Green EnergyWed, 17 Apr 2019 06:14:00 +00003232 at http://www.trendforce.comCar Manufacturers Turn to Electrification to Turn the Tide in 2019, with a 28% Growth in Electric Vehicles, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3231.htmlGlobal research institute TrendForce asserts in its latest Global Automotive Market Decode for 1Q report that the global automotive market scale is predicted to reach 94.4 million in shipments 2019, a 0.8% decrease compared to 2018. Despite this drop in market scale, car manufacturers are hoping to spur market development by turning to the electric vehicle market. Electric vehicle shipments are predicted to arrive at 5.15 million in 2019, reaching a YoY growth of 28%. YoY growth of new energy vehicles alone ( excluding hybrid electric vehicles) is expected to hit 51%.Innovative Technological ApplicationsTue, 16 Apr 2019 03:16:00 +00003231 at http://www.trendforce.comLighting Market Recession Continues While Suppliers Consolidate Market Shares Through Product Upgrading, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3230.htmlThe latest price report by LEDinside , a division of TrendForce , shows that mainstream high power LED package product prices continue to drop slowly while those of mid-power LED package products stabilized.LEDMon, 15 Apr 2019 05:36:00 +00003230 at http://www.trendforce.comTaiwan's Solar PV Market Continued to Grow in 2018 and Surpassed 1GW in Installations for the First Time, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3229.htmlAccording to the newest Regional Project Report –“Solar Powering Taiwan: Special Report” by EnergyTrend , a division of TrendForce , 2018 will prove to be the most disastrous year for Taiwan's solar PV manufacturers, yet the best year in terms of solar PV system installations downstream, bringing new installations up to 1GW for the first time in history. The government is now actively pushing towards a goal of 1.5GW in new installations by the end of 2019.Green EnergyWed, 10 Apr 2019 02:57:00 +00003229 at http://www.trendforce.comOptical Fingerprint Recognition Technology to Steal the Show and Represent 80% of FOD Technology in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3228.htmlAccording to the latest report by TrendForce, big brands such as Vivo, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO and Samsung have extended FOD (Fingerprint on Display) technology down from flagship devices to mid-high tier smartphones, enlarging market scale and causing the costs of FOD tech to slide. Penetration rates for optical and ultrasonic FOD solutions are therefore predicted to surpass that of traditional capacitive solutions and become the mainstream technology for smartphone fingerprint recognition in 2022.SemiconductorsTue, 09 Apr 2019 05:17:00 +00003228 at http://www.trendforce.comCOF and Polarizer Demands Tighten in 2019, Becoming a Possible Variable in 2H Panel Shipment Momentum, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3227.htmlDemand in end applications has weakened in 1Q19, causing COFs (Chip on film) to exhibit no signs of undersupply in the market. However, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, problems in COF supply will begin to become felt in 2Q as demand rises due to the need to stock up. Also entertained is the possibility that there will be a 6-7% gap in demand in 2H this year, and glut ratio for the entire year is estimated to stand at 0.3%. COF will be key in determining whether panel manufacturers may reach shipment goals.Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:50:00 +00003227 at http://www.trendforce.comLimited Smartphone 3D Sensing Market Growth in 2019; Apple to be Key Promoter of Growth in 2020, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3226.htmlTrendForce states that the global 3D sensing market for smartphones has grown from 819 million USD in 2017 to 3.08 billion USD in 2018 as iPhones make a complete switch to structured light 3D sensing solutions. Yet due to smartphone suppliers mostly focusing on fingerprint on display (FOD), the global smartphone 3D sensing market is expected to grow by 26.3%, to a scale of 3.89 billion USD. Apple, anticipated to take up TOF technology in 2020, may boost market development and bring YoY growth up to 53.1%.Internet of ThingsThu, 28 Mar 2019 03:20:00 +00003226 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Panel Market Rises for Certain Sizes, While IT Panel Prices Have No Hope of Bouncing in 2Q, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3225.htmlAccording to the research report by WitsView , a divison of TrendForce , on the supply and demand situation for large-sized panels, production capacity expansions by three of China's production lines and the 8.5 Gen production line belonging to Taiwan's AU Optronics have brought about the 202.4 million square-meter supply area in 2018, presenting a growth of 7.9% YoY, the largest since 2013. TV panel demand was driven up by the FIFA fever and profit cuts in the first half-year , while PC panel demand benefited from specification upgrades and the rising demand in gaming, with overall demand area covering 198.5 million square meters, a growth of 9.5% YoY. The glut ratio for the entire 2018 year shrank from the projected 2.4% to 2%. DisplayWed, 27 Mar 2019 05:36:00 +00003225 at http://www.trendforce.comWith Inventories Yet to Fully Clear, DRAM ASP Poised to Continue Descent into the Second Half-Year, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3224.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, points out that the drop in DRAM contract prices continues to grow in the first quarter due to the overabundance in inventory levels, falling by over 20% in overall ASP. The accelerating drop in prices did not stimulate a recovery in demand, and transactions have still been few. DRAM ASP is predicted to continue falling well into the third quarter as inventories clearouts have yet to be completed.DRAMMon, 25 Mar 2019 05:12:00 +00003224 at http://www.trendforce.comDrops in 2Q NAND Flash Contract Prices Shrink Slightly Thanks to Demand Recovery and Production Capacity Adjustments, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3223.htmlDRAMeXchange , a division of TrendForce , points out that 1Q19 contract prices across all NAND Flash product categories were impacted by a weak server demand, an extended smartphone replacement cycle, less-than-expected sales for Apple's new phones and other end demand disappointments. Combined with the quarter fall, this quarter presents a drop of 20%, the most dramatic drop since NAND Flash supply surpassed demand back in early 2018.SemiconductorsWed, 20 Mar 2019 05:26:00 +00003223 at http://www.trendforce.com