TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenGlobal Top Ten Foundries for 2Q19 Perform Less-than-expected Due to Sliding Demand and High Inventories, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3259.htmlAccording to TrendForce’s latest statistics, the weakened demand in 1Q persisted well into 2Q as a result of political and economic instability. Suppliers' revenues generally exhibited a dropping trend YoY, and 2Q total revenue for foundries worldwide is expected to drop by about 8% compared to the same period 2018, arriving at US$15.4 billion. The top three in market shares are TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries.Chinese Market ResearchThu, 13 Jun 2019 05:57:00 +00003259 at http://www.trendforce.comElectric 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.comThe US-China Trade War Rages On: DRAM Price Decline 3Q to Widen to 15%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3256.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, points out that, as ripples from the US ban continue to spread, Huawei's shipments of smartphone and server products are feared to face heavy obstacles for the next two to three quarters , impacting peak-season-demand for DRAM products 2H and the time of price precipitation. TrendForce officially adjusts its outlook for 3Q DRAM prices from its original prediction of a 10% decline to a widened 10-15%.DRAMThu, 06 Jun 2019 06:10:00 +00003256 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.comRankings for the Top Ten in Packaging and Testing 1Q19: Only KYEC's and Chipbond Tech's Revenues Grew Against the Tide, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3248.htmlAccording to the newest statistics from TrendForce, judging from the falling phone sales 1Q19 impacted by the US-China trade dispute and the oversupply situation in memory markets, the total revenue of the top ten businesses in packaging and testing are predicted to stand at US$4.71 billion, a 11.8% decline YoY. Among the ten, Amkor, Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Tech (JCET), Tongfu Microelectronics (TFME), Tianshui Huatien (TSHT), Powertech and the United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC) all registered double digit declines in revenue for 1Q.SemiconductorsWed, 22 May 2019 05:56:00 +00003248 at http://www.trendforce.comYMTC to Mass Produce 64-layer 3D NAND Products By This Year End, Feared to Impact NAND Flash Prices Upon Expansion 2020, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3242.htmlDue to frictions from the US-China trade dispute, China's two DRAM giants are showing clear signs of slowing. According to research by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC), which forms the main bulwark of NAND flash development in China, will be mass producing 64-layer Xtacking 3D NAND products this year end as scheduled. YMTC's capacity expansion in 2020 is projected to impact supply and prices in the global NAND flash market.SemiconductorsTue, 14 May 2019 01:31:00 +00003242 at http://www.trendforce.com512GB SSDs' Price-per-GB Estimated to Fall Below US$0.1 and Hit an All-time Low This Year End, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3238.htmlAccording to research by DRAMeXchange , a division of TrendForce , the NAND flash industry this year is clearly exhibiting signs of oversupply, and SSD suppliers have gotten themselves into a price war, causing SSD prices for PC OEMs to take a dive. Average contract prices for 512GB and 1TB SSDs have a chance to plunge below US$0.1 per GB by the end of this year, hitting an all-time low. This change will cause 512GB SSDs to replace their 128GB counterparts and become market mainstream, second only to 256GB SSDs. We may also look forward to PCIe SSDs achieving 50% market penetration, since PCIe SSDs and SATA SSDS are nearly identical in price.DRAMWed, 08 May 2019 05:34:00 +00003238 at http://www.trendforce.comOptical Fingerprint Recognition Technology to Steal the Show and Represent 80% of FOD Technology in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3228.htmlAccording to the latest report by TrendForce, big brands such as Vivo, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO and Samsung have extended FOD (Fingerprint on Display) technology down from flagship devices to mid-high tier smartphones, enlarging market scale and causing the costs of FOD tech to slide. Penetration rates for optical and ultrasonic FOD solutions are therefore predicted to surpass that of traditional capacitive solutions and become the mainstream technology for smartphone fingerprint recognition in 2022.SemiconductorsTue, 09 Apr 2019 05:17:00 +00003228 at http://www.trendforce.comDrops 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.com