TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenApple 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 13:55:00 +08003145 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 14:02:00 +08003140 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 14:02:00 +08003132 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 14:03:00 +08003131 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 14:06:00 +08003130 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 14:18:00 +08003076 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 16:28:00 +08003073 at http://www.trendforce.comApple Joins the Competition of Smart Speaker, but Amazon Remains the Market Leader, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3063.htmlApple’s upcoming launch of HomePod has intensified the competition in smart speaker market. According to TrendForce, Amazon Echo still tops the ranking of smart speaker products in 2018 with a market share in shipment of 50.8%, although down from 69.1% in 2017. The share of Google Home is projected at 21.6%, ranking the 2nd. The new Apple HomePod is expected to reach a share of 8.9%, while the numbers for Alibaba’s and Xiaomi's smart speakers will be 6.3% and 5.1% respectively.Innovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 08 Feb 2018 14:08:00 +08003063 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 14:03:00 +08003062 at http://www.trendforce.comEdge Computing Market Will Grow by a CAGR of over 30% from 2018 to 2022, Accelerating the Development of AI and 5G, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3053.htmlEdge computing helps to decrease the load of cloud computing systems and enhance the data processing performance at the edge of the network. This new kind of architecture not only substantially increases the efficiency of computing and data applications, but could also enhance further implementation of emerging technologies like AI and 5G, making it a focus of discussion in 2017. TrendForce forecasts that the edge computing market will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 30% from 2018 to 2022.Internet of ThingsMon, 22 Jan 2018 16:53:00 +08003053 at http://www.trendforce.com