TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenGlobal Notebook Shipments to Increase Slightly by 3.9% QoQ in 3Q18, Lower than Expected due to Intel CPU Shortage, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3181.htmlAccording to the latest report by TrendForce, the global notebook shipments for 3Q18 are estimated to increase slightly by 3.9% QoQ, reaching 42.68 million units. Compared with the previous forecast of 5~6% growth, this projection has been adjusted 2% downward due to the shortage of Intel CPU.SemiconductorsTue, 20 Nov 2018 06:11:00 +00003181 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Tablet Shipments to Decline 4.3% in 2018; Huawei to Become 3rd Largest Manufacturer Surpassing Amazon, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3177.htmlThe global tablet shipments are expected to decline 4.3% YoY in 2018 to 145.5 million units, as the shipments of entry-level devices are on pace to grow weaker due to the rise of smart speakers and unfavorable currency exchange rates, according to TrendForce.Consumer ElectronicsMon, 12 Nov 2018 06:27:00 +00003177 at http://www.trendforce.comHigh Screen-to-Body Ratio to Become Mainstream, Penetration Rate of Smartphones Based on COF Packaging Would Reach 35% in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3176.htmlAccording to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the market has witnessed stronger demand for full-screen smartphones while higher screen-to-body ratio has become a major trend of this year. In order to make bezels narrower, drive ICs for mid- and high-end phones have been switching from solutions based on Chip-on-Glass (COG) packaging to those on Chip-on-Film (COF) packaging. With major smartphone vendors actively adopting COF solutions, the percentage of models using COF packaging would account for 35% of the global smartphone market in 2019, a significant increase from 16.5% in 2018.SemiconductorsThu, 08 Nov 2018 07:46:00 +00003176 at http://www.trendforce.comProducts with Mini LED Backlighting Expect a High Possibility of Mass Production in 2019, but Challenges Remain to Make Products Cost-Effective, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3172.htmlAccording to the latest report - New Display Technology Cost Analysis - by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, Mini LED technology has made constant process over the past year, with a significant increase in production output (in unit per hour, UPH) and die bond accuracy. Looking ahead to 2019, WitsView expects a high possibility of the mass production of products with Mini LED backlighting. The processing costs of display units may increase by 20%~100% depending on the number of Mini LED used.SemiconductorsMon, 29 Oct 2018 06:07:00 +00003172 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Announces Top 10 Trends in Information and Communication Technology Industry for 2019https://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3166.htmlIn this release, TrendForce provides predictions of the information and communication technology industry for 2019, focusing on 10 key themes. Some of these themes continue from last year but will show significant evolution in the upcoming year.DRAMMon, 08 Oct 2018 05:53:00 +00003166 at http://www.trendforce.comLCD Monitor Shipments to See 1.5% YoY Growth in 2018 After Seven Years of Decline, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3165.htmlThe shipments of LCD monitor are projected to reach 126 million units in 2018, a YoY growth of 1.5%, after seven years of decline, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The main drivers of shipment growth include the falling panel prices and rising demand from North America. The strong sales in niche segments like gaming and borderless monitor also offer growth momentum.DisplayWed, 03 Oct 2018 06:07:00 +00003165 at http://www.trendforce.comPanel's Glut Ratio Might Peak at 4.3% in 4Q18; Panel Price Trend Might Be Reversedhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3164.htmlWitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that the large-sized panels witnessed slashed demand in the first quarter with decreased panel shipment by area, but the oversupply was eased in 2Q18 as the demand recovered and the supply (glass output by area) dropped. In the third quarter, the enhanced stocking-up demand in a peak season has reversed the over-supply trend. However, WitsView reports higher risks of panel price decline in 4Q18, for the end demand may gradually slide in the upcoming quarter while panel makers keep on targeting full utilization rates.Chinese Market ResearchThu, 27 Sep 2018 06:06:00 +00003164 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Stiff Competition in TV ODM Market; Foxconn Outperforms TPV to Top the Shipment Rankinghttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3160.htmlWitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that Foxconn is expected to take the first place in the global shipment ranking of LCD TV ODMs for 2018, for the brand benefitted from the prosperous business of Sharp, a subsidiary of Foxconn, as well as stable orders from Sony and VIZIO. TPV slid to the second place, with TCL and BOEVT following the third and fourth.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 19 Sep 2018 06:25:00 +00003160 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce's Comments on New iPhone Modelshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3158.htmlAs Apple unveils its new iPhone models, TrendForce has provided the following comments for your reference.SemiconductorsThu, 13 Sep 2018 12:04:00 +00003158 at http://www.trendforce.comShare of TDDI In-Cell Solutions for Smartphones Will Double Since the Tight Supply is Gradually Eased, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3155.htmlThe share of In-Cell solutions in the global smartphone market is estimated to reach 27.1% in 2018, marginal up from 26.2% of last year, according to the latest research on touch display solutions by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. This is due to the rapid adoption by Android smartphones, despite the fact that the new iPhones this year will not adopt In-Cell solutions. Particularly, the share of TDDI (Touch with Display Driver Integration) In-Cell solutions is likely to grow significantly to 17.3%, although the IC products for TDDI In-Cell products experience a tight supply.SemiconductorsTue, 04 Sep 2018 05:59:00 +00003155 at http://www.trendforce.com