TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenGlobal NAND Flash Revenue Rose by 3.5% QoQ in 2Q18; TrendForce Expects Close to 10% Decline in NAND Flash Prices in 3Q18 due to Continued Oversupplyhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3148.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global NAND Flash market has stayed in oversupply since the traditional slow season in 1Q18, resulting in an average drop of 15~20% in NAND Flash contract prices in 2Q18. On the other hand, NAND Flash bit shipments bounced back in 2Q18 as Chinese smartphone brands stocked up on high-density products.SemiconductorsThu, 16 Aug 2018 14:16:00 +08003148 at http://www.trendforce.comDRAM Products to See a Weak Price Trend in 4Q18 after Price Growth of Nine Consecutive Quartershttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3147.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that DRAM suppliers have in turn begun their 4Q18 contract negotiations with their clients since the mid-August. Looking ahead, DRAMeXchange expects that the quotations of DRAM products have an increasing chance to grow weak in 4Q18, although the industries previously expected a flat price trend. This weak quotation is mainly due to increasing supply yet fairly limited growth in demand.SemiconductorsThu, 16 Aug 2018 14:06:00 +08003147 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Global Notebook Shipments Grew by 10.2% QoQ in 2Q18; Apple Retreated to Sixth Place in Market Share Rankinghttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3146.htmlThe worldwide notebook shipments in 2Q18 grew above expectations by 10.2% QoQ and 2.8% YoY to 41.08 million units, according to the global market research firm TrendForce. Looking ahead to 3Q18, the traditional sales season and orders related to commercial tenders will drive demand growth in the notebook market with total shipments estimated to advance by 5-6% QoQ.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 15 Aug 2018 14:07:00 +08003146 at http://www.trendforce.comDRAM Market Again Saw Record High Revenue in 2Q18 but Prices Are Approaching Their Peaks, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3144.htmlThe global DRAM revenue grew by 11.3% QoQ (from previous quarter) to reach another record high in 2Q18, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. DRAM quotes rose during the period as the market remained in tight supply. Contract prices of most DRAM products advanced by just around 3% QoQ on average in 2Q18, except for contract prices of graphics DRAM products that surged by nearly 15% QoQ on the back of the cryptocurrency-related demand.SemiconductorsMon, 13 Aug 2018 14:11:00 +08003144 at http://www.trendforce.comDRAM Market Again Saw Record High Revenue in 2Q18 but Prices Are Approaching Their Peaks, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3143.htmlThe global DRAM revenue grew by 11.3% QoQ (from previous quarter) to reach another record high in 2Q18, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. DRAM quotes rose during the period as the market remained in tight supply. Contract prices of most DRAM products advanced by just around 3% QoQ on average in 2Q18, except for contract prices of graphics DRAM products that surged by nearly 15% QoQ on the back of the cryptocurrency-related demand.SemiconductorsMon, 13 Aug 2018 13:16:00 +08003143 at http://www.trendforce.comPrices of LED Package Products Remain Stable in July; Impacts of US-China Trade War Are Not Yet Noticeable, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3142.htmlThe prices of mainstream LED package products remained stable in the Chinese market for July 2018, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce.SemiconductorsWed, 08 Aug 2018 13:57:00 +08003142 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Prices of Lithium-ion Batteries to Increase by 5~15% in 3Q18 Due to Rising Costs of Materialshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3141.htmlCobalt prices have reached another record high in 1Q18, according to the data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. As the result, the prices of lithium-ion battery cells are estimated to increase by 5~15% QoQ in 3Q18, but would have a chance to remain flat in the fourth quarter.Automotive ElectronicsMon, 06 Aug 2018 14:29:00 +08003141 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Prices of Specialty DRAM to Be Stable in 3Q18; DDR3 Dominates Specialty Fields Due to Cost Advantageshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3140.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that DRAM suppliers have in turn completed their 3Q18 contract negotiations with their clients this July. In the specialty DRAM market, prices have not changed noticeably between June and July. Looking ahead to 3Q18, DRAMeXchange expects the quotation trend of DDR4 specialty products to align more closely with the quotations of mainstream PC and server DRAM products. This is because suppliers can use different bonding options to change the application of the DDR4 memory. As for DDR3 specialty DRAM, its market is forecast to stay at a healthy supply-demand balance. In sum, the overall price trend for specialty DRAM is projected to be relatively stable in 3Q18.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 06 Aug 2018 14:02:00 +08003140 at http://www.trendforce.comContract Prices in NAND Flash Market Will Keep Falling in 2H18 Due to Oversupply and Weak Seasonal Demand, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3138.htmlThe latest analysis on the NAND Flash market by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that the ASP of NAND Flash will drop by around 10% QoQ respectively in 3Q18 and 4Q18. Although 3Q18 heralds the traditional peak season for the sales of consumer electronics, the growth of the end market demand has been weaker than anticipated. At the same time, the supply of 3D-NAND Flash continues to expand.SemiconductorsTue, 31 Jul 2018 14:35:00 +08003138 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.com