TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenMainstream 3030 LED Package Products Saw Noticeable Price Decline in November as Manufacturers Clear Inventories at Year End, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3192.htmlMainstream 3030 LED package products in the Chinese market have seen noticeable price declines in this November, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce.LEDTue, 18 Dec 2018 06:05:00 +00003192 at http://www.trendforce.comContract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop Further in 1H19; Price Decline Would Reach 10% in 1Q19, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3191.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the bit output from the NAND Flash industry in 2018 turned out to be higher than expected, as suppliers had steady yields of their 64-layer 3D NAND production. NAND Flash demand, however, has remained sluggish due to the looming trade war between China and the U.S., the shortage of Intel CPUs, and the lower-than-expected sales of new iPhone devices, despite the year-end busy season.SemiconductorsMon, 17 Dec 2018 06:02:00 +00003191 at http://www.trendforce.comFoldable Smartphones to Be Launched in 2019 with Penetration Rate of 0.1%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3190.htmlAccording to The Future of Smartphone Era Webinar by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the global smartphone market has been approaching saturation, with less room for product differentiation. Thus, smartphone makers have shifted their focus to next-generation foldable models. WitsView expects the first foldable smartphone to be launched in 2019, accounting for only 0.1% in the global smartphone market. The penetration rate is estimated to reach 1.5% in 2021.SemiconductorsThu, 13 Dec 2018 05:59:00 +00003190 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Risks of Oversupply to Continue in Global LED Industry for 2019; Niche Applications Would Provide New Growth Momentumhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3189.htmlLED companies have been keeping low stocking due to the sluggish demand in the end markets in 2018 and impacts of the China-US trade war, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Looking ahead to 2019, the overall industry still has risks of oversupply, but demands for niche applications, including fine-pitch LED digital display, Mini LED backlight, UV-C LED, automotive lighting and high-efficiency lighting LED, have a positive outlook and may drive the market growth in the future.Automotive ElectronicsWed, 12 Dec 2018 07:10:00 +00003189 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts Global VR Device Shipments at 6 Million Units in 2019, with Oculus’s Price Cut Boosting Saleshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3188.htmlTrendForce expects the global shipments of VR devices to reach 4.65 million units in 2018, and 6 million units in 2019, a YoY growth of 29%. Oculus’s strategy of price cut has successfully boosted sales since the release of Oculus Quest at the beginning of this year.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 10 Dec 2018 06:02:00 +00003188 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Shipments of Gaming Monitors Doubled in 2018, Market Share of Curved Models to Surpass 50% in Gaming Sector, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3187.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the shipments of gaming monitor (with a frame rate above 100Hz) would reach 5.1 million units in 2018, an annual growth of 100%.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 05 Dec 2018 06:00:00 +00003187 at http://www.trendforce.comPrices for Some Contracts Have Been Adjusted Downward Twice in 4Q18, Contract Prices of DRAM Products Would See Steeper Decline in 1Q19, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3186.htmlContract prices of DRAM products have started to slide since 4Q18, and a certain amount of DRAM contracts have now been negotiated as monthly deals, instead of quarterly ones, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. For some contracts, the prices have been adjusted downward twice in this November, which was very rare in the industry. The situation indicates that the OEMs now have a negative outlook on the market and the price falls are expected to enlarge in the first quarter of 2019.SemiconductorsTue, 04 Dec 2018 06:10:00 +00003186 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Smartphone Production Volume to Remain Flat in 4Q18 Due to Sluggish Demand, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3185.htmlAccording to TrendForce’s latest report on this year’s smartphone production, the total volume for 3Q18 grew by 8% from 2Q18 to around 380 million. The growth was attributed to a gradual recovery of demand in 2Q18 and the stock-up of inventories related to releases of new devices and holiday sales events. Although the latest products from Apple and Huawei continue to generate demand in the smartphone market, the sales of new iPhone XR/XS/XS Max turned out to fall short of expectation, resulting in lower shipments of iPhones. Therefore, DRAMeXchange estimates that the total production volume for 4Q18 will be roughly similar to that of 3Q18, coming to around 380 million units.SemiconductorsThu, 29 Nov 2018 06:07:00 +00003185 at http://www.trendforce.comx86 Server CPUs Remain Market Mainstream, 7nm Platform May Help AMD to Increase Market Share, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3184.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, notes that x86 continues to be the mainstream architecture for server CPUs this year, with Intel and AMD being the market leaders. Particularly, Intel dominantly represents around 98% of the total server CPU shipments worldwide in 2018. For the next year, the market share of AMD x86 server CPUs is expected to go up to 5%, after the company’s introduction of 7nm CPUs to the market.SemiconductorsWed, 28 Nov 2018 06:01:00 +00003184 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Brands Offer Attractive Retail Prices for Black Friday Sales, Anticipating Growth to Achieve Annual Shipment Goals, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3183.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the global shipments of branded LCD TV sets for 2018 are forecast to total 218 million units, an increase of 3.4% compared with last year. The market has been driven by stock-up demands for the World Cup and lower prices of TV sets. Since BOE’s Gen 10.5 fab entered production, the costs of large-size panels have witnessed a significant drop, lowering the prices of TV sets as well. Particularly, more attractive retail prices for large-size models may fuel future growth in the TV market.Consumer ElectronicsThu, 22 Nov 2018 06:20:00 +00003183 at http://www.trendforce.com