TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenGlobal 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.comTrendForce Forecasts Global VR Device Shipments at 6 Million Units in 2019, with Oculus’s Price Cut Boosting Saleshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3188.htmlTrendForce expects the global shipments of VR devices to reach 4.65 million units in 2018, and 6 million units in 2019, a YoY growth of 29%. Oculus’s strategy of price cut has successfully boosted sales since the release of Oculus Quest at the beginning of this year.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 10 Dec 2018 06:02:00 +00003188 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Smartphone Production Volume to Remain Flat in 4Q18 Due to Sluggish Demand, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3185.htmlAccording to TrendForce’s latest report on this year’s smartphone production, the total volume for 3Q18 grew by 8% from 2Q18 to around 380 million. The growth was attributed to a gradual recovery of demand in 2Q18 and the stock-up of inventories related to releases of new devices and holiday sales events. Although the latest products from Apple and Huawei continue to generate demand in the smartphone market, the sales of new iPhone XR/XS/XS Max turned out to fall short of expectation, resulting in lower shipments of iPhones. Therefore, DRAMeXchange estimates that the total production volume for 4Q18 will be roughly similar to that of 3Q18, coming to around 380 million units.SemiconductorsThu, 29 Nov 2018 06:07:00 +00003185 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal 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.com