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.comTrendForce's Comments on New iPhone Modelshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3158.htmlAs Apple unveils its new iPhone models, TrendForce has provided the following comments for your reference.SemiconductorsThu, 13 Sep 2018 12:04:00 +00003158 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Global Production Volume of Smartphone to Grow by 6% QoQ in 3Q18; Huawei Would Overtake Apple to Become World's Second Largest Smartphone Vendor for Two Consecutive Quartershttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3152.htmlThe global smartphone market has been growing in 2Q18 driven by the launch of new models by Chinese smartphone brands and the brands’ strong sales in overseas markets, according to TrendForce. As the result, the production volume of smartphone grew by 3% QoQ, reaching 352 million units in 2Q18, and is expected to grow by another 6% QoQ to reach 373 million units in 3Q18 driven by the holiday sales in the peak season.SemiconductorsWed, 29 Aug 2018 05:59:00 +00003152 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.comChinese Smartphones to Break the Dominance of Korean and American Brands in the Global Smartphone Market, with a share of 54% in 2018, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3137.htmlChinese smartphone brands have been growing rapidly driven by the strong domestic market and their heavy investments in R&D, according to the latest research by TrendForce. Since last year, the brands’ combined share has reached above 50% in the global smartphone market, where Korean and American brands used to dominate. The intensified competition would eliminate brands faster and make the market more concentrated. This year, the Chinese smartphone brands, independent design house (IDH) included, are expected to achieve a combined share of 54% as a result of successful expansion in overseas markets.SemiconductorsTue, 31 Jul 2018 06:07:00 +00003137 at http://www.trendforce.comQualcomm Has Given up on Acquiring NXP, and May Face More Challenges in the Future, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3135.htmlQualcomm, the leading manufacturer of telecommunications chips and mobile processors, announced its decision to terminate the $47 billion purchase agreement to acquire NXP, a Dutch company known for automotive and IoT chips, after China’s Ministry of Commerce failed to approve the deal. Qualcomm’s business has been influenced by the slowing smartphone sales recently, and would face more risks brought by the saturated market in the future, says TrendForce.DRAMThu, 26 Jul 2018 10:08:00 +00003135 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.com