TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenUncertainties in the Market Rise while a Bounce in NAND Flash Prices Remains Unlikely in 3Q, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3262.htmlAccording to the latest investigations by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, demand for smartphones and servers go below expected levels in 2019 as the US-China trade dispute heats up. Adding the CPU shortage, which continues to haunt notebook shipments, we may see the shipments of eMMC/UFSs, SSDs etc. fail to meet expectations for peak season 3Q, and cause contract prices to fall uncontrollably.DRAMThu, 20 Jun 2019 03:16:00 +00003262 at http://www.trendforce.comLighting LED Package Product Prices Slide Slightly; Effects of the Trade War Yet to Be Seen, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3261.htmlLEDinside , a division of TrendForce , reveals in its newest price report that prices for some of the high- and mid-power LED package products in the Chinese market continued to fall in May 2019.LEDWed, 19 Jun 2019 05:29:00 +00003261 at http://www.trendforce.comApple's Newest Display to Boost High-End Demand, with Mini LED Backlights to Become Both a Chance and a Challenge, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3260.htmlLEDinside, a division of TrendForce, points out that Apple has just released the Pro Display XDR 32-inch 6K display, which utilizes a brand new LED backlight solution. In doing so, Apple is motivating the display industry to actively explore new solutions for high end products, with next generation Mini LED backlight technology to become the main area of development for many suppliers. Mini LED backlight revenue is expected to reach US$340 million in 2023 (not including the revenue from other driver ICs and backplanes).LEDMon, 17 Jun 2019 06:26:00 +00003260 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Top Ten Foundries for 2Q19 Perform Less-than-expected Due to Sliding Demand and High Inventories, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3259.htmlAccording to TrendForce’s latest statistics, the weakened demand in 1Q persisted well into 2Q as a result of political and economic instability. Suppliers' revenues generally exhibited a dropping trend YoY, and 2Q total revenue for foundries worldwide is expected to drop by about 8% compared to the same period 2018, arriving at US$15.4 billion. The top three in market shares are TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries.Chinese Market ResearchThu, 13 Jun 2019 05:57:00 +00003259 at http://www.trendforce.comElectric Car Development to Bring IGBT Revenue Past US$5.2 Billion in 2021, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3258.htmlAccording to TrendForce , electric cars have already become the main motivator for growth of the future car industry, and are expected to exceed 8 million units in 2021, twice the amount of shipments for 2018. Apart from batteries and engines, IGBT power components are ranked as the most important among key electric car components, being used in numbers 5 to 10 times that of traditional internal combustion engines. These modules may therefore bring about continual growth of total IGBT market revenue, which is projected to go beyond the US$5.2 billion mark.Automotive ElectronicsWed, 12 Jun 2019 05:54:00 +00003258 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Politico-Economic Risks Continue to Climb; Global Smartphone Production 2019 May Crash Below 1.4 Billion Units, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3257.htmlAccording to TrendForce’s latest report, global smartphone demand has weakened even more than originally predicted due to the escalating global politico-economic risks, with global production volume feared to widen in decline from a previously forecast worst case scenario of 5% to 7%, landing at 1.4 billion units.Internet of ThingsTue, 11 Jun 2019 05:34:00 +00003257 at http://www.trendforce.comThe US-China Trade War Rages On: DRAM Price Decline 3Q to Widen to 15%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3256.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, points out that, as ripples from the US ban continue to spread, Huawei's shipments of smartphone and server products are feared to face heavy obstacles for the next two to three quarters , impacting peak-season-demand for DRAM products 2H and the time of price precipitation. TrendForce officially adjusts its outlook for 3Q DRAM prices from its original prediction of a 10% decline to a widened 10-15%.DRAMThu, 06 Jun 2019 06:10:00 +00003256 at http://www.trendforce.comLithium Batteries Increasingly Used as UPSs in Datacenters Due to High Cost-Performance Ratio, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3255.htmlAs the datacenter market continues to grow, UPS demand receives a boost. According to statistics by EnergyTrend , a division of TrendForce , sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries remain the most widely used UPSs for datacenters. Yet lithium batteries possess advantages such as a long lifespan, quick charge/discharge speeds and a small volume, and are poised to replace SLA batteries in the future. By 2019, lithium batteries comprise 12% of batteries used in datacenters. This percentage is predicted to grow to 16% in 2020.Green EnergyWed, 05 Jun 2019 06:22:00 +00003255 at http://www.trendforce.comMajor Production Bases China and Mexico Both Facing the Threat of Tariffs, Casting a Shadow on This Year's TV Market Development, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3254.htmlAs worries spring up in the market about whether the 25% tariff arising from the US-China trade war would impact TV markets, US President Trump has further announced on May 30 that he plans to levy a 5% tariff on Mexico's imports to the US on June 10 due to illegal immigrant issues. The tax will keep escalating and hit 25% in October. WitsView , a division of TrendForce , suggests that the tariff problems to follow may severely impact US market confidence and drag down global TV shipments for 2019.DisplayTue, 04 Jun 2019 05:54:00 +00003254 at http://www.trendforce.comSmartphone Giants Actively Breaking into the TWS Bluetooth Headsets Market, Pushing Growth Up to 52.9%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3253.htmlAccording to TrendForce 's latest report, the release of Bluetooth 5.0, which solved the problems of transmission and power consumption inherent in TWSs, along with the release of Apple's AirPods, gave rise to a speedily growing market. One by one, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi and other smartphone brands are also releasing TWS headsets in 2019, projected to bring TWS earbud shipments up to 78 million sets, registering a YoY growth of 52.9%.SemiconductorsMon, 03 Jun 2019 05:28:00 +00003253 at http://www.trendforce.com