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.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 14:07:00 +08003137 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 18:08:00 +08003135 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.comShipments of Sensing Camera in Automotive OE Market Will Grow by 63% YoY in 2018 Driven by the Establishment of Regulations for Vehicle Safety, says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3114.htmlAccording to the latest research by TrendForce, the demand for sensing camera in automotive OE (Original Equipment) market will see considerable growth in 2018, driven by the development of smart vehicles in high-end market and the establishment of regulations in the U.S., the EU, Japan and China. The shipments of sensing camera in automotive OE market are expected to reach 121 million units in 2018, a year-on-year growth of 63% compared with 74 million units in 2017.Automotive ElectronicsTue, 12 Jun 2018 14:14:00 +08003114 at http://www.trendforce.comSharp to Acquire Toshiba PC Business and Help Foxconn Group Diversify Its Business, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3112.htmlSharp is acquiring Toshiba’s personal computer business, bringing new dynamics to the notebook market. Sharp has shuttered its own PC business previously, but this deal may be associated with the strategic development of Foxconn Technology Group, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The expansion to notebook markets is in line with Foxconn Group’s internet and industrial-focused vision, and will allow Foxconn Group to cut into the ecosystem of notebook OEM.Internet of ThingsFri, 08 Jun 2018 13:53:00 +08003112 at http://www.trendforce.comChina's Top Smartphone Brands Staged Remarkable Performance, Driving the Total Production Volume of Smartphones up by 5.3% YoY in 1Q18, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3111.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the smartphone market has remained in the low season since 4Q17. Smartphone vendors did not start to stock up on components until the end of February 2018, when the end demand began to bounce back. Together with the remarkable performance of China's top smartphone brands, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo, the global production volume of smartphone reached 340 million units in 1Q18, an increase of 5.3% over one year ago.SemiconductorsThu, 31 May 2018 14:59:00 +08003111 at http://www.trendforce.comThe Upcoming Connected Era Will Drive the Demand for Memory Products, Yet Suppliers Need to Make Breakthroughs in Costs and Overcome Technical Barriers, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3104.htmlThe upcoming fully connected era has witnessed influx of data, driving the construction of data centers. The amount of data will keep growing at multiples in the next 5 to 10 years. Key techniques like edge computing and 5G, which emphasizes high transmission efficiency, low latency and wide area connection, will lead the next wave of smart technology. Against this background, various types of chips and sensors will see explosive growth, says DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. The demand for DRAM and NAND products will also increase.SemiconductorsTue, 22 May 2018 14:15:00 +08003104 at http://www.trendforce.com