TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenElectric Car Development to Bring IGBT Revenue Past US$5.2 Billion in 2021, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3258.htmlAccording to TrendForce , electric cars have already become the main motivator for growth of the future car industry, and are expected to exceed 8 million units in 2021, twice the amount of shipments for 2018. Apart from batteries and engines, IGBT power components are ranked as the most important among key electric car components, being used in numbers 5 to 10 times that of traditional internal combustion engines. These modules may therefore bring about continual growth of total IGBT market revenue, which is projected to go beyond the US$5.2 billion mark.Automotive ElectronicsWed, 12 Jun 2019 05:54:00 +00003258 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Politico-Economic Risks Continue to Climb; Global Smartphone Production 2019 May Crash Below 1.4 Billion Units, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3257.htmlAccording to TrendForce’s latest report, global smartphone demand has weakened even more than originally predicted due to the escalating global politico-economic risks, with global production volume feared to widen in decline from a previously forecast worst case scenario of 5% to 7%, landing at 1.4 billion units.Internet of ThingsTue, 11 Jun 2019 05:34:00 +00003257 at http://www.trendforce.comSmartphone Giants Actively Breaking into the TWS Bluetooth Headsets Market, Pushing Growth Up to 52.9%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3253.htmlAccording to TrendForce 's latest report, the release of Bluetooth 5.0, which solved the problems of transmission and power consumption inherent in TWSs, along with the release of Apple's AirPods, gave rise to a speedily growing market. One by one, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi and other smartphone brands are also releasing TWS headsets in 2019, projected to bring TWS earbud shipments up to 78 million sets, registering a YoY growth of 52.9%.SemiconductorsMon, 03 Jun 2019 05:28:00 +00003253 at http://www.trendforce.comApple Fell to Number Three in 1Q19, While a Worsening US-China Trade Dispute May Add Insult to Injury, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3245.htmlAccording to investigations by global market research institute, TrendForce, despite the sudden orders in the first quarter, recovery was not as up to strength compared with the same period a year ago, due to customers' declining desire to replace smartphones. The global smartphone production volume for 1Q19 totaled 311 million units, showing a YoY decrease of 9%. The outlook for 2Q19 indicates that smartphone demand will stabilize, and the traditional busy season for stock-up activities will arrive in the latter half of the second quarter. Thus the global smartphone production volume in 2Q19 is forecasted to register no significant YoY change over 2018, holding steady at the level of 350 million units. TrendForce further forecasts that the global production volume in 2019 will contract by 3.7% from 2018 to around 1.4 billion units.Consumer ElectronicsThu, 16 May 2019 05:46:00 +00003245 at http://www.trendforce.comCar Manufacturers Turn to Electrification to Turn the Tide in 2019, with a 28% Growth in Electric Vehicles, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3231.htmlGlobal research institute TrendForce asserts in its latest Global Automotive Market Decode for 1Q report that the global automotive market scale is predicted to reach 94.4 million in shipments 2019, a 0.8% decrease compared to 2018. Despite this drop in market scale, car manufacturers are hoping to spur market development by turning to the electric vehicle market. Electric vehicle shipments are predicted to arrive at 5.15 million in 2019, reaching a YoY growth of 28%. YoY growth of new energy vehicles alone ( excluding hybrid electric vehicles) is expected to hit 51%.Innovative Technological ApplicationsTue, 16 Apr 2019 03:16:00 +00003231 at http://www.trendforce.comLimited Smartphone 3D Sensing Market Growth in 2019; Apple to be Key Promoter of Growth in 2020, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3226.htmlTrendForce states that the global 3D sensing market for smartphones has grown from 819 million USD in 2017 to 3.08 billion USD in 2018 as iPhones make a complete switch to structured light 3D sensing solutions. Yet due to smartphone suppliers mostly focusing on fingerprint on display (FOD), the global smartphone 3D sensing market is expected to grow by 26.3%, to a scale of 3.89 billion USD. Apple, anticipated to take up TOF technology in 2020, may boost market development and bring YoY growth up to 53.1%.Internet of ThingsThu, 28 Mar 2019 03:20:00 +00003226 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Smartphone Market Cooling in 2019 with a YoY Decline of 10% in Production Volume, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3208.htmlTrendForce reports that the global smartphone production volume for 4Q18 totaled 383 million units, staying at a constant level from the previous quarter. In response to the slacking consumer demand, branded smartphone makers scaled back their production in 4Q18 and paid more attention to inventory management. Looking ahead to 1Q19, they have set modest production targets due to the lower-than-expected sales in the previous quarter. Even though prices of components have been falling, smartphone makers will remain passive in their stock-up efforts since they are under inventory pressure. TrendForce forecasts that the global smartphone production volume for 1Q19 will come to 307 million units, showing a YoY drop of 10%.Internet of ThingsTue, 29 Jan 2019 06:20:00 +00003208 at http://www.trendforce.comLED Packaging Companies Work on Niche Markets, Horticultural Lighting, Human Centric Lighting and Connected Lighting Being the Focus, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3205.htmlMainstream high- and mid-power LED package products in the Chinese market witnessed price declines in December, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce.Internet of ThingsTue, 22 Jan 2019 06:04:00 +00003205 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Smartphone Production Volume May Decline by Up to 5% in 2019, Huawei Would Overtake Apple to Become World's Second Largest Smartphone Maker, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3200.htmlGlobal smartphone production volume for 2019 is expected to be 1.41 billion units, a decrease of 3.3% compared with 2018, according to the latest report by TrendForce. Brands would record lower production volumes this year because the overall demand outlook in the global smartphone market remains weak. The lack of breakthrough features or specs has made the consumers less active than before with respect to replacing their existing devices. If the demand outlook becomes worse, together with uncertainties and impacts from the U.S.-China trade war, the decline in global smartphone production may reach 5% in 2019. As for the global ranking of smartphone market share, Samsung would remain the market leader, while Huawei is expected to surpass Apple to become the world's second largest smartphone maker. Apple would then take the third place.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 14 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +00003200 at http://www.trendforce.comAndroid Brands to Advocate 5G Smartphones; Penetration Rate of 5G Smartphones to Reach Around 0.4% in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3198.htmlDevelopment of 5G products and network has been ongoing in the past years. And the commercialization of 5G is expected to roll out in 2019, with 5G telecom services to be planned in the United States, South Korea, Japan, and China, etc. The arrival of 5G smartphones will also be in the spotlight this year. According to TrendForce’s latest report, Android smartphone brands, such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and One Plus, all have a chance to launch 5G smartphones in 2019. However, the production volume of 5G models would only be 5 million units this year, a penetration rate of 0.4%, since the construction of 5G related infrastructure has not been fully completed.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 08 Jan 2019 06:07:00 +00003198 at http://www.trendforce.com