TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenGlobal Small Cell Deployments and Installed Base Will Grow to 2.838 Million Units in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://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.comAnnual Growth of Global Smartphone Market Will Shrink to 2.8%, Vendors Are Faced with New Round of Competition, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3067.htmlThe growth momentum in global smartphone market will remain weak in 2018 due to lower demand and less replacement purchases, says TrendForce. Faced with continuous rise in the costs of upstream components, downstream mobile phone vendors have to re-consider the pricing or adjust the specification of end-products to cope with the cost pressures. The distribution of market share among the major players is expected to remain generally the same as last year. Therefore, TrendForce estimates the global smartphone production for 2018 at around 1.5 billion units, a 2.8% annual growth only, down from previously expected 5%.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 13 Feb 2018 14:38:00 +08003067 at http://www.trendforce.comApple Joins the Competition of Smart Speaker, but Amazon Remains the Market Leader, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://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 TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://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 TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://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.comTrendForce Forecasts VR Market Shipments at 5 Million Units in 2018, Standalone VR Devices Will Be the Focushttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3045.htmlTrendForce reveals that global shipments of VR devices reached 3.7 million units in 2017. In terms of shipments ranking, Sony took first place, followed by Oculus Rift in second and HTC Vive in third. As for 2018, TrendForce estimates that the shipments will come to 5 million units.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 08 Jan 2018 14:05:00 +08003045 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Smartphone Production Growth Will Drop to Only 5% in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3040.htmlAccording to the latest research by TrendForce, Chinese smartphone brands have continued the prior year’s strong growth momentum in 2017, bringing the global smartphone production to 1.46 billion units, an increase of 6.5% compared with 2016. For 2018, the growth will slow down, and smartphone makers will face heavier cost pressure as the prices of key smartphone components constantly rise. Therefore, TrendForce forecasts the global smartphone production at around 1.53 billion units, a 5% growth only.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 02 Jan 2018 13:42:36 +08003040 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Announces Top 10 Trends in Information and Communication Technology Sector for 2018http://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3008.htmlAs 2017 comes to an end, global market intelligence provider TrendForce has unveiled a list of top 10 trends in the information and communication technology sector for 2018. These trends will be influencing the development of key industries in the upcoming year.TrendForceDRAMThu, 02 Nov 2017 09:10:00 +08003008 at http://www.trendforce.comKey Excerpts From TrendForce’s IT Industry Forecast for 2018 at Shanghaihttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3003.htmlThemed as “development trends and opportunities of components industry” and “outlook on industrial innovation and application trends,” the IT Industry Forecast for 2018 was held by TrendForce, a global provider of market intelligence on technology industries, at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai on October 26, 2017. The event was attended by 500 professionals ranging from talents of such high-tech industries as semiconductor, artificial intelligence (AI) and network communications to representatives of financial institutions and mainstream media. The symposium was kicked off by an opening speech delivered by Dr. C. L. Liu, president of TrendForce. Also, Dr. Yan Xiaolang, vice chairman of China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) and head of professionals group on the construction of demonstration microelectronics college in China, participated in the conference and shared his insights on the global technology industries.LCDOLEDartificial intelligenceLEDdisplayconsumer electronicssmartphoneslithium batteriesIoTCloud computingstorage5GDRAMTrendForcelithium batteriesElectric vehicleautonomous vehiclepanelsemiconductorNAND FlashDRAMThu, 26 Oct 2017 12:09:00 +08003003 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says 2018 Will Mark the Official Start of the 5G Era With South Korea and Japan Leading the Commercialization Effortshttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2949.htmlCompared with the 4G mobile networking standard, 5G offers faster data transfer, greater wireless area coverage and lower latency. According to market intelligence firm TrendForce, major vertical markets such as manufacturing, transportation and healthcare will rapidly adopt 5G in addition to the consumer market. For mobile network operators, their traditional telephony and data services are bringing less average revenue per user than before. Thus, upgrading to 5G will help diversify and expand their revenue base.Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 30 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +08002949 at http://www.trendforce.com