TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenFoundries Have Decreased the Input for LCD Driver IC in 1Q18, Making Its Prices Go Up, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com 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.com 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.com 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 a Supply-Demand Balance in TV Panel Market in 2018 with New Gen Fabs‘ Yield Rate and Production Capacity to Increasehttp://press.trendforce.com 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.comDowntrend In LCD TV Shipments To Reverse In 2018 Thanks to Continuous Panel Price Drop and Rebounding Demand, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com, 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.com 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.com, 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.com 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.comKorean Quake on Nov. 15 Doesn't Influence Panel Industry Much, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com 2:29 p.m. on November 15 of South Korea's local time (1:29 p.m. of Taiwan's local time), a 5.5-magnitude shock struck Korea's east coast. The epic center is located at 9 kilometers north to Pohang City, North Gyeongsang Province. Its depth was about 9 kilometers deep. About this surprising incident in Korea, WitsView, a division of TrendForce, analyzed that it influenced very little to the entire panel industry.DisplayWed, 15 Nov 2017 20:24:00 +08003021 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.com 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