TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Reports Global Notebook Shipments Grew by 10.2% QoQ in 2Q18; Apple Retreated to Sixth Place in Market Share Ranking worldwide notebook shipments in 2Q18 grew above expectations by 10.2% QoQ and 2.8% YoY to 41.08 million units, according to the global market research firm TrendForce. Looking ahead to 3Q18, the traditional sales season and orders related to commercial tenders will drive demand growth in the notebook market with total shipments estimated to advance by 5-6% QoQ.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 15 Aug 2018 14:07:00 +08003146 at http://www.trendforce.comApple to Announce New iPhones This Fall with a Budget Version Due to Cost Reduction of Components, Says TrendForce to TrendForce, the sales of Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X that were released in 2017 were lower than expected for models that celebrate 10th anniversary of the iPhone line. Sales of the iPhone 8/X series were affected by the delayed launch. Moreover, the demand for iPhone X has not been as strong as anticipated because consumers still need time to adjust to the high prices. While the market performance of the iPhone 8/X series has fallen short of the high expectations, iPhone sales as a whole are sustained by the popularity of models from the earlier generations. TrendForce finds that total iPhone sales for the whole year of 2017 reached around 216 million units, roughly the same as the annual figure for 2016.Innovative Technological ApplicationsTue, 14 Aug 2018 13:55:00 +08003145 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Shipments in 2Q18 Were Lower Than Expected Due to High Inventory Level of Channel Distributors; Surging Panel Prices May Bring Risks in 2H18, Says TrendForce shipments of LCD TV sets totaled 47.75 million units for the second quarter of 2018, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. This shipment figure represents a quarterly decrease of 3.8%, as a result of the high inventory level of channel distributors. For the rest of this year, the surging panel prices will bring more uncertainties in 2H18. Considering the lower-than-expected shipments in 2Q18, WitsView expects the shipments for the whole year to increase by 2.3% YoY to 215.7 million units, lower than the previous forecast of 219 million.Chinese Market ResearchWed, 01 Aug 2018 13:43:00 +08003139 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Panel Shipment Grew by 11% YoY in 1H18, BOE Ranked the Top for The First Time, Says TrendForce to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global TV panel shipments reached 136.89 million pieces in 1H18, a year-on-year growth of 11%. The record high shipments have ended the decline over the past two years. After a high price level in 1H17, the TV panel prices have been decreasing since 1Q18, which pushed brands’ panel purchases. Panel makers also offered special deal projects to increase the shipments, which further lowered the panel prices.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 24 Jul 2018 14:19:00 +08003133 at http://www.trendforce.comAdjustment Strategies for Product Mixes and Capacities Effectively Triggered TV Panel Price to Rise in July, Says TrendForce to the latest statistics of WitsView, a division of TrendForce, after TV panel price significantly dropped in 2Q18, panel makers aggressively adjusted product mixes and conducted annual maintenance. Then, because of decreased supply and peak season, 32" panel price is predicted to rise in July. Some large-sized panel price might stay flat or even slightly move up from June.SemiconductorsThu, 05 Jul 2018 13:55:00 +08003127 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal TV Panel Shipment Grew by 9.1% Monthly in May, BOE Surpassed LGD and Ranked the First, Says TrendForce to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, global TV panel shipments reached 23.52 million in May, a 9.1% growth over the previous month. Although branded TV makers have purchased fewer panels since 2Q18 in order to adjust their inventory levels, the panel makers still have high utilization rates. In the situation, they planned special deal projects to increase the shipments, which would probably further lower the panel prices.DisplayThu, 28 Jun 2018 14:02:00 +08003123 at http://www.trendforce.comMajor TV Brands to Increase Panel Purchases by up to 15% QoQ in 3Q18, Says TrendForce stock up for the World Cup has come to an end in 1Q18, earlier than expected. The market grows weak in 2Q18 with no particular demand for TV panels. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, estimates that the major branded TV makers will reduce their panel purchases by 4% quarterly in 2Q18.DisplayTue, 26 Jun 2018 14:06:00 +08003121 at http://www.trendforce.comContinuous Capacity Expansion of Small and Medium-Sized AMOLED May Lead to Oversupply, Says TrendForce global production capacity of small- and medium-sized AMOLED panels continues to expand, and will reach 13.6 million m2 by 2018, an increase of 51.1% compared with the previous year, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. As Chinese panel makers continue to release new capacity, the global capacity of small- and medium-sized AMOLED panels may double to 27.3 million m2 in 2021.DisplayThu, 21 Jun 2018 14:01:00 +08003119 at http://www.trendforce.comMicro LED & Mini LED Market Expects Explosive Business Opportunities, with an Estimated Market Value of $1.38 Billion by 2022, Says TrendForce LED displays and Mini LED backlight technology have been the focus of spotlight in this year’s exhibitions of consumer electronics and display technology. Major manufacturers including Samsung, Sony, and AUO have showcased related conceptual products. It is also said that Samsung may mass-produce ultra-large Micro LED TVs, driving more manufacturers to invest in Mini LED R&D. According to the latest report of LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, the market value of Micro LED and Mini LED products is estimated at US$1.38 billion by 2022.SemiconductorsWed, 20 Jun 2018 14:04:00 +08003118 at http://www.trendforce.comSharp to Acquire Toshiba PC Business and Help Foxconn Group Diversify Its Business, Says TrendForce is acquiring Toshiba’s personal computer business, bringing new dynamics to the notebook market. Sharp has shuttered its own PC business previously, but this deal may be associated with the strategic development of Foxconn Technology Group, says WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The expansion to notebook markets is in line with Foxconn Group’s internet and industrial-focused vision, and will allow Foxconn Group to cut into the ecosystem of notebook OEM.Internet of ThingsFri, 08 Jun 2018 13:53:00 +08003112 at