TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenOLED is More Competitive in Smartphone Market, Mini LED Should Target at Niche Market, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3083.htmlThe sales of iPhone X turned out to be less than market expectation, so Samsung has lowered the utilization rate of OLED production lines. The tight supply of OLED panels over the past two years has also been eased. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, Apple has initiated the trend of OLED panels, and it is estimated that the penetration rate of OLED panel in smartphones will reach 46% by 2021. Mini LED is overwhelmed by OLED’s technology maturity and competitive costs, so it might be hard for Mini LED to grow in the smartphone market in short term.SemiconductorsMon, 02 Apr 2018 14:40:00 +08003083 at http://www.trendforce.comIncreased Supply of IT Panels in 2018 May Pose a Risk of Oversupply, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3081.htmlAccording to the latest IT panel shipment report of WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the total shipments of PC monitor panels and notebook panels in 2017 were 314.94 million pieces, a YoY increase of 3%. In 2018, IT panel makers will focus on reducing border size, increasing viewing angle and resolution. Vendors also aim to drive shipments through specification upgrade. It is expected that the total shipments of PC monitor panels and notebook panels will reach 326.37 million pieces in 2018, a YoY increase of 3.6%.DisplayThu, 29 Mar 2018 14:06:00 +08003081 at http://www.trendforce.comPenetration Rate of Full-screen Smartphone Will Surge to 45% in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3074.htmlMWC 2018 has concluded and major smartphone vendors at the event have unveiled their smartphone lineup for this year, revealing the development trends in smartphone technology and specifications. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, full-screen smartphones will become the trend in market this year. The pursuit of narrower bezels and notch designs has emerged, bringing about solutions of under-display fingerprint sensor and applications combining camera modules and facial recognition.DisplayThu, 08 Mar 2018 14:03:00 +08003074 at http://www.trendforce.comAdoption Rate of 3D Sensing in Smartphones is Estimated at 13.1% in 2018, while Apple Remains the Key Driver, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3073.htmlApple’s launch of iPhone X has led to a wave of 3D sensing technology, bringing its key component—vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL)—into the spotlight. However, the number of VCSEL suppliers with mass production capacity is very limited due to technical barriers, leading to short supply of VCSELs and thus delaying Android camp’s plan to follow suit. TrendForce estimates the penetration rate of 3D sensing in smartphones will grow from 2.1% in 2017 to 13.1% in 2018, while Apple remains the major adopter.Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 07 Mar 2018 16:28:00 +08003073 at http://www.trendforce.comAnnual Growth of Global Smartphone Market Will Shrink to 2.8%, Vendors Are Faced with New Round of Competition, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3067.htmlThe growth momentum in global smartphone market will remain weak in 2018 due to lower demand and less replacement purchases, says TrendForce. Faced with continuous rise in the costs of upstream components, downstream mobile phone vendors have to re-consider the pricing or adjust the specification of end-products to cope with the cost pressures. The distribution of market share among the major players is expected to remain generally the same as last year. Therefore, TrendForce estimates the global smartphone production for 2018 at around 1.5 billion units, a 2.8% annual growth only, down from previously expected 5%.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 13 Feb 2018 14:38:00 +08003067 at http://www.trendforce.comApple Surpassed ASUS, Recording 9.6% Market Share in 2017 Global Notebook Market, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3065.htmlMarket research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for 2017 registered 164.7 million units, a year-on-year increase of 2.1%, higher than previous expectation of 0.7%.Consumer ElectronicsMon, 12 Feb 2018 14:08:00 +08003065 at http://www.trendforce.comApple Joins the Competition of Smart Speaker, but Amazon Remains the Market Leader, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3063.htmlApple’s upcoming launch of HomePod has intensified the competition in smart speaker market. According to TrendForce, Amazon Echo still tops the ranking of smart speaker products in 2018 with a market share in shipment of 50.8%, although down from 69.1% in 2017. The share of Google Home is projected at 21.6%, ranking the 2nd. The new Apple HomePod is expected to reach a share of 8.9%, while the numbers for Alibaba’s and Xiaomi's smart speakers will be 6.3% and 5.1% respectively.Innovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 08 Feb 2018 14:08:00 +08003063 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Vendors Aim to Regain Profits by Specs Upgrade, Market Share of 8K TV is Projected at 5% in 2022http://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3061.htmlAccording to the latest report of WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global shipments of branded LCD TV sets for 2017 totaled 211 million units, a decrease of 4.1% compared with prior year. This is a new low since 2014, indicating a bottleneck in the development of TV industry. In 2018, TV brands will focus on large-size, high-resolution products, and also develop high-end products like QLED and OLED TVs, hoping to push sales and regain profits by specifications upgrade.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 06 Feb 2018 14:18:00 +08003061 at http://www.trendforce.comThe Video Game Market Continues to Expand, Driving Shipments of Gaming Monitors to Grow by 40% in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3058.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the shipments of gaming monitor (with a frame rate above 100Hz) recorded about 2.5 million units in 2017, an annual growth of 80%. TrendForce forecasts that the shipments will increase by another 1 million units this year, totaling around 3.5 to 3.7 million units in 2018.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 31 Jan 2018 14:11:00 +08003058 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Global TV Panel Shipments for 2017 Grew by 1.3%; LGD, BOE, Innolux Took Top 3 Positionshttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3054.htmlWitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that global LCD TV panel shipments increased quarter by quarter in 2017. 1H17 showed less momentum for holiday sales due to the high prices, but shipments rebounded in 2H17 as the prices declined and TV makers prepared for the year-end sales. Moreover, the new production capacities of BOE’s Gen 8.5 fab in Fuqing and HKC’s Gen 8.6 fab in Chongqing have been focusing on middle-size TV panels (43" and 32" respectively), bringing the annual shipments beyond expectation to 263.83 million pieces, an increase of 1.3% compared with 2016.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 23 Jan 2018 14:02:00 +08003054 at http://www.trendforce.com