TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenEarly Stocking Amid the US-China Trade Dispute Pays Off, with Global Notebook Shipments in 2Q Growing by 12% QoQ, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3281.htmlAccording to the latest notebook shipments report by TrendForce, concerns over the US-China trade dispute and the Intel CPU shortage originally casted a conservative cloud over the overall outlook for market in 2Q19. Yet three factors played a role in pushing 2Q shipments to 41.5 million units to give an expectation-exceeding QoQ growth of 12.1%: (1) AMD CPUs are being substituted for Intel CPUs; (2) Chromebooks find increased demand in the form of tenders; and (3) worries arising from the trade dispute moved brands to stock up anticipatorily.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 07 Aug 2019 05:55:00 +00003281 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Panel Prices Plunge in June, with No Signs of Stopping in July, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3269.htmlAccording to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, although the US-China trade dispute reached a ceasefire after the Trump-Xi meeting at G20, TV brands have been engaging in preemptive stocking in 2Q due to fears of a 25% tariff to be placed into effect in 3Q as well as Samsung Display's (SDC) original decision to shut down their Gen 8.5 L8-1-1 plant. This caused TV panel prices to plunge in June to an unforeseeable extent.Consumer ElectronicsFri, 05 Jul 2019 05:34:00 +00003269 at http://www.trendforce.comUncertainties in US-China Trade Negotiations to Become the Greatest Headwind for Revenue Growth of Global Top Ten IC Designers 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3263.htmlTrendForce has released its 1Q19 rankings for the top ten IC design companies worldwide by revenue, which showed only MediaTek maintaining a small growth among the top five as Broadcom, Qualcomm, Nvidia and AMD all showed declines. Nvidia declined the most by 24.4% YoY due to unfinished destocking.SemiconductorsFri, 28 Jun 2019 02:22:00 +00003263 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Politico-Economic Risks Continue to Climb; Global Smartphone Production 2019 May Crash Below 1.4 Billion Units, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3257.htmlAccording to TrendForce’s latest report, global smartphone demand has weakened even more than originally predicted due to the escalating global politico-economic risks, with global production volume feared to widen in decline from a previously forecast worst case scenario of 5% to 7%, landing at 1.4 billion units.Internet of ThingsTue, 11 Jun 2019 05:34:00 +00003257 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.comChina TV Brands Fear Not the Developing Dispute, Shrugging Off Headwinds in Shipments 1Q, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3249.htmlWitsView , a division of TrendForce , has it in its latest report that shipments of TV brands worldwide came to 49.87 million units for 1Q19, a QoQ slide of 24.6% and a YoY bump of 0.5%. One may discover from the brand shipment rankings that first and second place are still the domain of Korean brands, while China brands fill up third to sixth, evidently proving themselves a force to be reckoned with in their ambitions to aggressively raise market share by leveraging their cost advantage.Consumer ElectronicsMon, 27 May 2019 05:16:00 +00003249 at http://www.trendforce.comApple Fell to Number Three in 1Q19, While a Worsening US-China Trade Dispute May Add Insult to Injury, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3245.htmlAccording to investigations by global market research institute, TrendForce, despite the sudden orders in the first quarter, recovery was not as up to strength compared with the same period a year ago, due to customers' declining desire to replace smartphones. The global smartphone production volume for 1Q19 totaled 311 million units, showing a YoY decrease of 9%. The outlook for 2Q19 indicates that smartphone demand will stabilize, and the traditional busy season for stock-up activities will arrive in the latter half of the second quarter. Thus the global smartphone production volume in 2Q19 is forecasted to register no significant YoY change over 2018, holding steady at the level of 350 million units. TrendForce further forecasts that the global production volume in 2019 will contract by 3.7% from 2018 to around 1.4 billion units.Consumer ElectronicsThu, 16 May 2019 05:46:00 +00003245 at http://www.trendforce.comThe US-China Trade War Escalates, May Send North American and Global Notebook PC Markets into Turmoil, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3243.htmlMay 10 th sees the US-China trade dispute escalating yet again as the US continues to hike tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports, going from 10% to 25%. TrendForce points out that TVs , monitors, notebooks and other display products were not among the US$250 billion worth of goods hit by the 25% tariffs, thus the current impact on panels and the display industry remains to be fairly limited.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 14 May 2019 09:12:00 +00003243 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Notebook Market 1Q Not So Bleak After All, Thanks to Excellent Shipment Performance by American Brands, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3240.htmlTrendForce, a global market research institute, revealed in its latest notebook shipment report that although CPUs continued their trend of undersupply in 1Q19, it didn't cause too big of an impact on the notebook market as a whole. Global notebook shipments for the first quarter came up to 36.97 million units, a miniscule 0.8% decline compared to the same quarter last year, which registered 37.27 million units.Consumer ElectronicsThu, 09 May 2019 05:14:00 +00003240 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.com