TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenGlobal Shipments of Smart Speakers to Grow by 53% YoY, Reaching 95.25 Million Units in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3175.htmlTrendForce has published a new report profiling the latest trends in the global smart speaker market. According to data in the report, the global shipments of smart speakers are expected to reach 62.25 million units in 2018. Driven by the expansion of Google Home into more regions and the growth of smart speaker market in China, the shipments would increase further by 53% YoY, reaching 95.25 million units in 2019. With the strongest growth momentum among all categories of consumer electronics, smart speakers have emerged as a major application of voice interactions and are fast becoming the gateway to other smart-home products as well as the vast ecosystems. Companies including Apple, Facebook, Baidu, and Tencent have all entered the market this year, in addition to first movers.Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 07 Nov 2018 06:08:00 +00003175 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Announces Top 10 Trends in Information and Communication Technology Industry for 2019https://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3166.htmlIn this release, TrendForce provides predictions of the information and communication technology industry for 2019, focusing on 10 key themes. Some of these themes continue from last year but will show significant evolution in the upcoming year.DRAMMon, 08 Oct 2018 05:53:00 +00003166 at http://www.trendforce.comIn-Display Fingerprint Sensors Are Rising, and May Account for 13% of All Fingerprint Sensor Technologies in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3151.htmlSamsung will launch models with in-display fingerprint sensors, following Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO, says TrendForce. The adoption by these major Android smartphones has constantly increased the penetration of in-display fingerprint technologies, among which ultrasonic and optical fingerprint sensing have made considerable breakthroughs. TrendForce estimates that ultrasonic and optical in-display fingerprint sensors will account for 13% of all fingerprint sensor technologies in 2019, significantly up from 3% in 2018.Consumer ElectronicsMon, 27 Aug 2018 06:09:00 +00003151 at http://www.trendforce.comApple to Announce New iPhones This Fall with a Budget Version Due to Cost Reduction of Components, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3145.htmlAccording to TrendForce, the sales of Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X that were released in 2017 were lower than expected for models that celebrate 10th anniversary of the iPhone line. Sales of the iPhone 8/X series were affected by the delayed launch. Moreover, the demand for iPhone X has not been as strong as anticipated because consumers still need time to adjust to the high prices. While the market performance of the iPhone 8/X series has fallen short of the high expectations, iPhone sales as a whole are sustained by the popularity of models from the earlier generations. TrendForce finds that total iPhone sales for the whole year of 2017 reached around 216 million units, roughly the same as the annual figure for 2016.Innovative Technological ApplicationsTue, 14 Aug 2018 05:55:00 +00003145 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Prices of Specialty DRAM to Be Stable in 3Q18; DDR3 Dominates Specialty Fields Due to Cost Advantageshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3140.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that DRAM suppliers have in turn completed their 3Q18 contract negotiations with their clients this July. In the specialty DRAM market, prices have not changed noticeably between June and July. Looking ahead to 3Q18, DRAMeXchange expects the quotation trend of DDR4 specialty products to align more closely with the quotations of mainstream PC and server DRAM products. This is because suppliers can use different bonding options to change the application of the DDR4 memory. As for DDR3 specialty DRAM, its market is forecast to stay at a healthy supply-demand balance. In sum, the overall price trend for specialty DRAM is projected to be relatively stable in 3Q18.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 06 Aug 2018 06:02:00 +00003140 at http://www.trendforce.comCloud Service Providers to Put More Emphasis on Edge Computing, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3132.htmlCloud computing platforms have fueled the digital transformation of enterprises in recent years. Public cloud has been playing a key role during the process. While applications of IoT and AI grow increasingly popular, the ecosystem of cloud services and the integration of cloud and edge have emerged as weak points of the market, says TrendForce. Cloud service providers have started to put more emphasis on the edge computing market, which has a CAGR of more than 30% from 2018 to 2022.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 23 Jul 2018 06:02:00 +00003132 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.comTrendForce Forecasts VR Market Shipments at 4.65 Million Units in 2018; Competition Between Oculus and HTC Would Intensifyhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3130.htmlAccording to the latest research by TrendForce, the global VR market sees marginal growth this year, and will remain inactive till the year-end due to the conservative attitude of most manufacturers and lack of new products. TrendForce expects major manufacturers to schedule their new product launching at the end of the year to leverage the market in 2019. As for the rest of this year, the competition between Oculus and HTC in the Chinese market would be a focus for global VR market. Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 11 Jul 2018 06:06:00 +00003130 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Small Cell Deployments and Installed Base Will Grow to 2.838 Million Units in 2018, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3076.htmlIn 2018 CES, South Korea Winter Olympics and MWC, 5G is undoubtedly a hot topic, companies including Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Ericsson, ZTE and major mobile operators are all discussing 5G development blueprint. With the full Release 15 specification to be completed around the June 2018 by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the competition for 5G technology will begin in 2018, says TrendForce.Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 14 Mar 2018 06:18:00 +00003076 at http://www.trendforce.comAdoption Rate of 3D Sensing in Smartphones is Estimated at 13.1% in 2018, while Apple Remains the Key Driver, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3073.htmlApple’s launch of iPhone X has led to a wave of 3D sensing technology, bringing its key component—vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL)—into the spotlight. However, the number of VCSEL suppliers with mass production capacity is very limited due to technical barriers, leading to short supply of VCSELs and thus delaying Android camp’s plan to follow suit. TrendForce estimates the penetration rate of 3D sensing in smartphones will grow from 2.1% in 2017 to 13.1% in 2018, while Apple remains the major adopter.Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 07 Mar 2018 08:28:00 +00003073 at http://www.trendforce.com