TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenA 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.comDRAM Market to See Lower Capital Expenditure and Moderated Bit Output in 2019 Due to Weak Demand, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3195.htmlAfter contract prices of DRAM products turned downward sharply in 4Q18 by 10% QoQ, major DRAM manufacturers have tried to offset fall in prices by slowing down capacity expansion in 2019, as the demand outlook for PCs, servers, smartphones, and other end consumer products remains weak, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce.DRAMWed, 02 Jan 2019 04:01:00 +00003195 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Server Shipments to Grow by 5% YoY in 2018, but Growth May Slow Down in 1H19, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3193.htmlAccording to the latest report by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, the global server market has continued to grow in 2018, with the total shipments estimated to reach 12.42 million units, a YoY growth of around 5%. Dell EMC, HPE (including H3C), and Inspur will be the top three server suppliers with the shipment market shares of 16.7%, 15.1%, and 7.8% respectively.SemiconductorsThu, 20 Dec 2018 05:54:00 +00003193 at http://www.trendforce.comContract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop Further in 1H19; Price Decline Would Reach 10% in 1Q19, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3191.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the bit output from the NAND Flash industry in 2018 turned out to be higher than expected, as suppliers had steady yields of their 64-layer 3D NAND production. NAND Flash demand, however, has remained sluggish due to the looming trade war between China and the U.S., the shortage of Intel CPUs, and the lower-than-expected sales of new iPhone devices, despite the year-end busy season.SemiconductorsMon, 17 Dec 2018 06:02:00 +00003191 at http://www.trendforce.comFoldable Smartphones to Be Launched in 2019 with Penetration Rate of 0.1%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3190.htmlAccording to The Future of Smartphone Era Webinar by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the global smartphone market has been approaching saturation, with less room for product differentiation. Thus, smartphone makers have shifted their focus to next-generation foldable models. WitsView expects the first foldable smartphone to be launched in 2019, accounting for only 0.1% in the global smartphone market. The penetration rate is estimated to reach 1.5% in 2021.SemiconductorsThu, 13 Dec 2018 05:59:00 +00003190 at http://www.trendforce.comPrices for Some Contracts Have Been Adjusted Downward Twice in 4Q18, Contract Prices of DRAM Products Would See Steeper Decline in 1Q19, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3186.htmlContract prices of DRAM products have started to slide since 4Q18, and a certain amount of DRAM contracts have now been negotiated as monthly deals, instead of quarterly ones, reports DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. For some contracts, the prices have been adjusted downward twice in this November, which was very rare in the industry. The situation indicates that the OEMs now have a negative outlook on the market and the price falls are expected to enlarge in the first quarter of 2019.SemiconductorsTue, 04 Dec 2018 06:10:00 +00003186 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.comx86 Server CPUs Remain Market Mainstream, 7nm Platform May Help AMD to Increase Market Share, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3184.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, notes that x86 continues to be the mainstream architecture for server CPUs this year, with Intel and AMD being the market leaders. Particularly, Intel dominantly represents around 98% of the total server CPU shipments worldwide in 2018. For the next year, the market share of AMD x86 server CPUs is expected to go up to 5%, after the company’s introduction of 7nm CPUs to the market.SemiconductorsWed, 28 Nov 2018 06:01:00 +00003184 at http://www.trendforce.com