TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenDRAM Products to See a Weak Price Trend in 4Q18 after Price Growth of Nine Consecutive Quarters, 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 Ranking 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.comApple to Announce New iPhones This Fall with a Budget Version Due to Cost Reduction of Components, Says TrendForce to TrendForce, the sales of Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X that were released in 2017 were lower than expected for models that celebrate 10th anniversary of the iPhone line. Sales of the iPhone 8/X series were affected by the delayed launch. Moreover, the demand for iPhone X has not been as strong as anticipated because consumers still need time to adjust to the high prices. While the market performance of the iPhone 8/X series has fallen short of the high expectations, iPhone sales as a whole are sustained by the popularity of models from the earlier generations. TrendForce finds that total iPhone sales for the whole year of 2017 reached around 216 million units, roughly the same as the annual figure for 2016.Innovative Technological ApplicationsTue, 14 Aug 2018 13:55:00 +08003145 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Shipments in 2Q18 Were Lower Than Expected Due to High Inventory Level of Channel Distributors; Surging Panel Prices May Bring Risks in 2H18, Says TrendForce shipments of LCD TV sets totaled 47.75 million units for the second quarter of 2018, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. This shipment figure represents a quarterly decrease of 3.8%, as a result of the high inventory level of channel distributors. For the rest of this year, the surging panel prices will bring more uncertainties in 2H18. Considering the lower-than-expected shipments in 2Q18, WitsView expects the shipments for the whole year to increase by 2.3% YoY to 215.7 million units, lower than the previous forecast of 219 million.Chinese Market ResearchWed, 01 Aug 2018 13:43:00 +08003139 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 TrendForce 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.comTV Panel Shipment Grew by 11% YoY in 1H18, BOE Ranked the Top for The First Time, Says TrendForce to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global TV panel shipments reached 136.89 million pieces in 1H18, a year-on-year growth of 11%. The record high shipments have ended the decline over the past two years. After a high price level in 1H17, the TV panel prices have been decreasing since 1Q18, which pushed brands’ panel purchases. Panel makers also offered special deal projects to increase the shipments, which further lowered the panel prices.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 24 Jul 2018 14:19:00 +08003133 at http://www.trendforce.comCloud Service Providers to Put More Emphasis on Edge Computing, Says TrendForce computing platforms have fueled the digital transformation of enterprises in recent years. Public cloud has been playing a key role during the process. While applications of IoT and AI grow increasingly popular, the ecosystem of cloud services and the integration of cloud and edge have emerged as weak points of the market, says TrendForce. Cloud service providers have started to put more emphasis on the edge computing market, which has a CAGR of more than 30% from 2018 to 2022.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 23 Jul 2018 14:02:00 +08003132 at http://www.trendforce.comDriven by Demand for Active Safety in China and the U.S., Automotive mmWave Radar Market Expects Rapid Growth with a CAGR of 15% from 2018 to 2023, Says TrendForce to the latest research by TrendForce, the market of automotive mmWave radar expects rapid growth with the shipment estimated at 65 million units in 2018; the CAGR is expected to be 15% from 2018 to 2023. The growth momentum comes from China’s adoption of C-NCAP, a car safety assessment program, and NHTSA’s new regulation that makes automatic emergency braking system as a standard feature for new cars.Innovative Technological ApplicationsThu, 19 Jul 2018 14:03:00 +08003131 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts VR Market Shipments at 4.65 Million Units in 2018; Competition Between Oculus and HTC Would Intensify to the latest research by TrendForce, the global VR market sees marginal growth this year, and will remain inactive till the year-end due to the conservative attitude of most manufacturers and lack of new products. TrendForce expects major manufacturers to schedule their new product launching at the end of the year to leverage the market in 2019. As for the rest of this year, the competition between Oculus and HTC in the Chinese market would be a focus for global VR market. Innovative Technological ApplicationsWed, 11 Jul 2018 14:06:00 +08003130 at http://www.trendforce.comAdjustment Strategies for Product Mixes and Capacities Effectively Triggered TV Panel Price to Rise in July, Says TrendForce to the latest statistics of WitsView, a division of TrendForce, after TV panel price significantly dropped in 2Q18, panel makers aggressively adjusted product mixes and conducted annual maintenance. Then, because of decreased supply and peak season, 32" panel price is predicted to rise in July. Some large-sized panel price might stay flat or even slightly move up from June.SemiconductorsThu, 05 Jul 2018 13:55:00 +08003127 at