TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenDrops in 2Q NAND Flash Contract Prices Shrink Slightly Thanks to Demand Recovery and Production Capacity Adjustments, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3223.htmlDRAMeXchange , a division of TrendForce , points out that 1Q19 contract prices across all NAND Flash product categories were impacted by a weak server demand, an extended smartphone replacement cycle, less-than-expected sales for Apple's new phones and other end demand disappointments. Combined with the quarter fall, this quarter presents a drop of 20%, the most dramatic drop since NAND Flash supply surpassed demand back in early 2018.SemiconductorsWed, 20 Mar 2019 05:26:00 +00003223 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Top Ten IC Foundries Ranked for 1Q19, with TSMC Expected to Reach 48.1% Market Share, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3222.htmlAccording to TrendForce's newest research report, development momentum of advanced production processes has been dropping due to weakening demand in most end markets, including smartphones. Foundries face a severe challenge in 1Q19, and global foundry production revenue for the first quarter is expected to decline by around 16% compared to the same quarter 2018, arriving at 14.6 billion USD. TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries take first, second and third place respectively in market shares, and although TSMC's market share reaches 48.1% , it suffers a near 18% decline in YoY growth.SemiconductorsMon, 18 Mar 2019 06:03:00 +00003222 at http://www.trendforce.comDemands Continue to Rise: China's Power Semiconductor Market Scale to Surpass 290 Billion RMB, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3219.htmlGlobal market research institute TrendForce points out in its latest Breakdown Analysis of China's Semiconductor Industry that, thanks to the large leap in demand of end markets such as those of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and industrial controls , as well as the stockouts and price hikes of several products such as MOSFET and IGBT, China's power semiconductor market has experienced a large growth of 12.76% to 259.1 billion RMB, with the discrete component market coming to a size of 187.4 billion RMB, a 14.7% increase from 2017; the power management IC (PMIC) market arrived at a size of 71.7 billion RMB, an 8% increase compared to 2017.Chinese Market ResearchThu, 07 Mar 2019 06:05:00 +00003219 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Top Ten IC Design Companies Ranked by Revenue; Only Qualcomm and MediaTek Suffered Decreases, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3216.htmlAccording to TrendForce's latest statistics, the global top ten IC design companies, ranked by revenue, have just come out, with Broadcom, Qualcomm and NVIDIA, taking first, second and third, respectively. Among the top ten, Qualcomm suffered the largest decline due to the weak smartphone demand, with its revenue dropping by 3.9%; MediaTek was likewise impacted by the unsatisfactory smartphone demand, and suffered a decline of 0.7% (in USD) in annual revenue, but only 0.1% in TWD.SemiconductorsWed, 27 Feb 2019 05:18:00 +00003216 at http://www.trendforce.comRevenue of China’s IC Design Industry Grew by Nearly 23 % in 2018, HiSilicon, Unisoc, and OmniVision Ranked Top Three, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3212.htmlAccording to the latest report of TrendForce- Breakdown Analysis of China’s Semiconductor Industry, the revenue of China’s IC design industry reached RMB 251.5 billion in 2018, an annual growth of nearly 23%. HiSilicon, Unisoc, and Beijing OmniVision Technologies ranked top three in the 2018 revenue ranking. Looking ahead to 2019, China will continue to seek chip self-sufficiency, driving the growth of domestic IC design industry. The revenue is expected to total RMB 296.5 billion, but the YoY growth rate is moderated to 17.9% due to a series of headwinds, including the weak demand outlook for consumer electronics, the slowdown in global economy, and uncertainties brought by the U.S.-China trade war.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 20 Feb 2019 05:39:00 +00003212 at http://www.trendforce.com​Revenue Growth in China's Semiconductor Industry Would Slow Down to 16.2% in 2019 due to Pessimistichttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3206.htmlAccording to the latest report by TrendForce - Breakdown Analysis of China’s Semiconductor Industry, the outlook for China’s semiconductor industry has been tampered since the second half of 2018 due to pessimistic economy worldwide and uncertainties brought by the China-U.S. trade war, although the industry managed to reach a total revenue of over 600 billion RMB in 2018. Looking ahead to 2019, the revenue of China's semiconductor industry is expected to reach RMB 729.8 billion, but the annual growth rate would slow down to 16.20%, the lowest in the past five years.SemiconductorsWed, 23 Jan 2019 06:04:00 +00003206 at http://www.trendforce.comServer DRAM Contract Prices to Fall by Over 20% QoQ in 1Q19 Due to Difficulties in Reducing Inventory, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3204.htmlContract prices of server DRAM are expected to fall by more than 20% QoQ in 1Q19, steeper than the previous forecast of 15%, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. The demand outlook remains weak due to high inventory levels and seasonal headwinds. Moreover, uncertainties brought by the China-U.S. trade war would also lead to conservative demand.SemiconductorsMon, 21 Jan 2019 06:00:00 +00003204 at http://www.trendforce.comA Sharper Price Decline of Nearly 20% Is Expected for 1Q19 in DRAM Market, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3201.htmlThe overall price trend in the DRAM market has been stable in December, showing no noticeable change from November, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Clients in North America and Europe were taking a break during the year-end holiday season, so the quantities of DRAM products traded in December were too small to be considered in the survey of contract prices. With regard to contract prices of mainstream products, the monthly average of 8GB modules is staying roughly at US$60, while that of 4GB modules is around US$30. However, for both 8GB and 4GB ones, their monthly lows have already dropped below their respective US$60 and US$30 thresholds.SemiconductorsTue, 15 Jan 2019 05:58:00 +00003201 at http://www.trendforce.comNAND Flash Manufacturers to Cut Capex by 2% YoY in 2019 Due to Worsening Oversupplyhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3199.htmlExperiencing an oversupply over the entire year of 2018, the global NAND Flash market continues to face excess capacity this year as the demand outlook for notebooks, smartphones, servers and other end products remains weak, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. NAND Flash manufacturers have slowed down the capacity expansion by cutting capex in 2019, aiming to moderate the oversupply by limiting the bit output growth.SemiconductorsThu, 10 Jan 2019 06:07:00 +00003199 at http://www.trendforce.comTotal Consumption of Driver IC Grew by 8.4% YoY in 2018, but Growth Would Slow Down to 3% in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3197.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, increasing penetration of UHD display panels has driven the consumption of driver IC in the past few years. The total consumption grew by 8.4% YoY in 2018, but the growth would slow down to 3% this year due to technology variation in designs of large-size panels and falling shipments of small-size panels.SemiconductorsMon, 07 Jan 2019 06:03:00 +00003197 at http://www.trendforce.com