TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenQLED TV and OLED TV Continue to Compete in CES, Featuring 8K Resolution and Intelligent Video Processinghttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3050.htmlCompetition between QLED TV and AMOLED TV has continued in CES this year, and resolutions of the latest TVs include both 4K and 8K specifications. Major TV brands now focus on video processing chips in addition to constant improvements of HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Together with AI technology, TVs are now featuring “smart” video processing capability and superior image quality.DisplayThu, 11 Jan 2018 15:22:00 +08003050 at http://www.trendforce.comBreakthrough for In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Will Raise Penetration of Fingerprint Recognition in Smartphone Market to 60% in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3049.htmlFingerprint sensors will still be the first choice for most Andriod phones in 2018, since other biometric authentication methods available for Andriod phone makers cannot completely replace fingerprint identification yet, says TrendForce. Meanwhile, in-display fingerprint sensors are expected to make breakthrough this year, and vendors like Samsung, LG, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, Huawei are likely to embed this technology, bringing the global fingerprint sensor penetration rate in smartphones to 60%.Innovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 11 Jan 2018 14:44:00 +08003049 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts VR Market Shipments at 5 Million Units in 2018, Standalone VR Devices Will Be the Focushttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3045.htmlTrendForce reveals that global shipments of VR devices reached 3.7 million units in 2017. In terms of shipments ranking, Sony took first place, followed by Oculus Rift in second and HTC Vive in third. As for 2018, TrendForce estimates that the shipments will come to 5 million units.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 08 Jan 2018 14:05:00 +08003045 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts a Supply-Demand Balance in TV Panel Market in 2018 with New Gen Fabs‘ Yield Rate and Production Capacity to Increasehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3042.htmlLCD panel market is expecting several new large generation fabs in 2018. BOE has launched the world’s first Gen 10.5 fab, while CEC-CHOT’s Gen 8.6 fab and Gen 8.6+ fab of CEC-Panda Chengdu will also go into operation this year. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, LCD panel prices are expected to drop by 20-40% in 2018 compared with 2017, pushing up demands for TV panels. Therefore, the supply and demand will achieve a balance in 2018, with possibility of oversupply in 2019.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 03 Jan 2018 14:54:00 +08003042 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Smartphone Production Growth Will Drop to Only 5% in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3040.htmlAccording to the latest research by TrendForce, Chinese smartphone brands have continued the prior year’s strong growth momentum in 2017, bringing the global smartphone production to 1.46 billion units, an increase of 6.5% compared with 2016. For 2018, the growth will slow down, and smartphone makers will face heavier cost pressure as the prices of key smartphone components constantly rise. Therefore, TrendForce forecasts the global smartphone production at around 1.53 billion units, a 5% growth only.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 02 Jan 2018 13:42:36 +08003040 at http://www.trendforce.comDowntrend In LCD TV Shipments To Reverse In 2018 Thanks to Continuous Panel Price Drop and Rebounding Demand, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3037.htmlWitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global shipments of branded LCD TV sets for 2017 will total 210 million units, a decrease of 4.1% compared with prior year. For 2018, the shipments decline will reverse, and grow by 3.9% to 218 million.Consumer ElectronicsMon, 18 Dec 2017 14:22:00 +08003037 at http://www.trendforce.comExcerpts from TrendForce's Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industryhttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3033.htmlThe global research company TrendForce held 2018 Forum on Key Trends in Electronic Components Industry on December 7, 2017. Here are the key excerpts from the forum.SemiconductorsThu, 07 Dec 2017 14:23:00 +08003033 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce: Mini LED Sees Potential in Backlighting and Digital Display, with the Revenue Estimated to Reach US$1 billion in 2023http://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3030.htmlLEDinside, a division of TrendForce, points out that LED manufacturers have turned to research and development of Mini LED, due to Micro LED’s technological bottlenecks which make it harder to realize commercialization in short term.Consumer ElectronicsMon, 04 Dec 2017 14:45:00 +08003030 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce: OLED TV remains its dominance in high-end market, while 8K TV may be a breakthrough opportunity for QLEDhttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3028.htmlOLED TV and QLED TV have been competing for years, but OLED TV is expected to remain its remarkable dominance in high-end TV market in 2018, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. More brands are expected to enter OLED TV market in 2018 with a growing field rate, and the shipments are expected to reach a new high of 2.5 million units, a significant increase from 1.5 million in 2017.DisplayMon, 27 Nov 2017 15:35:00 +08003028 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports a 0.7% YoY Growth beyond Expectation for 2017 Notebook Shipments; Apple Exceeded ASUS to Rank No. 4http://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3020.htmlMarket research firm TrendForce reports that the global notebook shipments for this third quarter registered a remarkable quarterly increase of 6.8% and a year-on-year increase of 0.9%, reaching 42.69 million units. The overall performance of notebook shipments brought by peak season exceeded the previous expectations.DisplayWed, 15 Nov 2017 16:09:00 +08003020 at http://www.trendforce.com