TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenMajor Production Bases China and Mexico Both Facing the Threat of Tariffs, Casting a Shadow on This Year's TV Market Development, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3254.htmlAs worries spring up in the market about whether the 25% tariff arising from the US-China trade war would impact TV markets, US President Trump has further announced on May 30 that he plans to levy a 5% tariff on Mexico's imports to the US on June 10 due to illegal immigrant issues. The tax will keep escalating and hit 25% in October. WitsView , a division of TrendForce , suggests that the tariff problems to follow may severely impact US market confidence and drag down global TV shipments for 2019.DisplayTue, 04 Jun 2019 05:54:00 +00003254 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.comGaming Monitor Shipment Growth for 2018 Hits 112%, with the Big Three to Battle It Out in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3247.htmlAccording to the latest research by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, gaming monitor (which WitsView defines as displays with a frame rate of 100Hz or above) shipments reached 5.4 million units in 2018, a 112% growth from 2017. Due to the continually expanding presence of LCD monitor brands in the gaming market and the joining of latecomer brands, gaming monitor shipments are expected to grow by leaps and bounds in 2019, looking upwards of 7.9 million units, a YoY growth of 46 %.DisplayTue, 21 May 2019 03:50:00 +00003247 at http://www.trendforce.comPolarizer Supply the Tightest in Four Years, Hopefully to Relax as China Ramps Up Production Capacity in 2020, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3241.htmlAccording to the newest observations by WitsView , a division of TrendForce , China's high-generation panel manufacturers are expanding at an alarming rate. Additionally, average TV sizes continued to expand, and production capacities of super-wide 2500mm substrates that may be economically cut to 65 inches and 75 inches for polarizer suppliers were not ramped up in time, causing polarizer supply to tighten this year. The glut ratio dove under 5% for the first time in four years and came to a mere 3.3%.DisplayMon, 13 May 2019 07:25:00 +00003241 at http://www.trendforce.comTop Three China Panel Suppliers Surpass 40% in 1Q Market Share Combined, Thanks to New and Contributing Production Capacities, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3236.htmlAccording to the TV panel shipment report for 1Q19 by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, total shipments have reached 70.02 million units, a YoY growth of 4.2%. The first season was an offseason as always with demand clearly dropping. As Taiwan, Korean and Japanese panel manufacturers undergo annual maintenance and ease production pressures by adjusting product sizes, China's panel manufacturers take the lead in keeping TV panel shipments up this season as they free up production capacities.DisplayMon, 06 May 2019 05:32:00 +00003236 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Panel Market Rises for Certain Sizes, While IT Panel Prices Have No Hope of Bouncing in 2Q, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3225.htmlAccording to the research report by WitsView , a divison of TrendForce , on the supply and demand situation for large-sized panels, production capacity expansions by three of China's production lines and the 8.5 Gen production line belonging to Taiwan's AU Optronics have brought about the 202.4 million square-meter supply area in 2018, presenting a growth of 7.9% YoY, the largest since 2013. TV panel demand was driven up by the FIFA fever and profit cuts in the first half-year , while PC panel demand benefited from specification upgrades and the rising demand in gaming, with overall demand area covering 198.5 million square meters, a growth of 9.5% YoY. The glut ratio for the entire 2018 year shrank from the projected 2.4% to 2%. DisplayWed, 27 Mar 2019 05:36:00 +00003225 at http://www.trendforce.comBreakthrough in Foldable Phone Penetration Rate Begins in 2021; Flexible AMOLED Panels are Key, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3218.htmlAs smartphone markets become saturated, suppliers look to foldable phones as a potential demand-stimulating design. Samsung and Huawei etc. have put several concept phones on display in MWC 2019. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, holds that foldable phones are still in the stages of market-response observation and product-design adjustment, and predicts for them a meager smartphone market penetration rate of 0.1% in 2019. Foldable phones penetration rates will have to wait until more panel providers join the game and panel costs see significant improvements for a chance to rise above 1% in 2021, and accelerate past 3.4% in 2022.Consumer ElectronicsThu, 07 Mar 2019 06:04:00 +00003218 at http://www.trendforce.comSmall and Mid-Size TV Panel Prices to Bounce Back Up in March, Large-Size Prices to Continue Descent, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3215.htmlAccording to the latest investigation by WitsView, the optoelectronics division of TrendForce, prices have recently dropped below cash costs for some TV panel sizes; for example, 32-inch TV panel quotes have dropped below US$40. As prices are expected to near rock bottom and drop no further, demand of TV brands shall see a gradual return, causing small and medium-sized TV prices to rebound in March.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 26 Feb 2019 01:36:00 +00003215 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Rising Demand Will Help the LTPS Market Reach a Healthy Equilibrium in 2019https://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3210.htmlThe latest analysis of the panel market by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that low prices and technological maturation have substantially widened the adoption of LTPS panels among smartphone makers. The share of devices featuring LTPS panels in the global smartphone market is projected to grow from 37.6% in 2018 to 41.6% in 2019. However, panel suppliers have ended large-scale expansions of their production capacity for LTPS panels since they are gradually shifting their technological focus for smartphone displays to AMOLED. On the whole, 2019 is expected to be a year during which the market for LTPS panels will be at its healthiest state in terms of supply and demand.DisplayThu, 14 Feb 2019 05:27:00 +00003210 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Brands Seek Differentiation of Specs amid Fierce Competition for Large-Size TVs, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3209.htmlAccording to the latest report of WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global shipments of branded TV sets for 2018 totaled 219 million units, an increase of 4.1% compared with prior year, indicating a recovery from weak TV demand in 2017. Looking ahead to 2019, global branded TV shipments are expected to reach 223 million units, an increase of 1.6%DisplayWed, 30 Jan 2019 03:13:00 +00003209 at http://www.trendforce.com