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.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.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.comFoundries Have Decreased the Input for LCD Driver IC in 1Q18, Making Its Prices Go Up, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.comhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3051.htmlThe expanding markets for Internet of Things, automotive electronics, and smart home devices have driven the demand for power management integrated circuit (PMIC) and microcontrollers (MCU), etc., resulting in the 200mm foundries’ less input in LCD driver ICs. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, points out that the foundries have raised their quotes for driver ICs. Consequently, fabless IC companies may also raise their quotes to panel makers by 5~10% due to the cost pressure.SemiconductorsMon, 15 Jan 2018 14:17:00 +08003051 at http://www.trendforce.comQLED 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.com