TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenStock-up Demand May Arrive Earlier Than Expected, TV Panel Price Decline May Stop in 2Q19, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3203.htmlLCD panel makers have continued to bring new production capacities to the market, and the increasing pressure from oversupply has resulted in a sharp decline in panel prices, according to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Therefore, Samsung Display has strategically decided to allocate more capacity to QD-OLED TV production in advance. As the result, the stock-up demand for TV panels may arrive earlier than expected in 2Q19.DisplayThu, 17 Jan 2019 06:02:00 +00003203 at http://www.trendforce.comAndroid Brands to Advocate 5G Smartphones; Penetration Rate of 5G Smartphones to Reach Around 0.4% in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3198.htmlDevelopment of 5G products and network has been ongoing in the past years. And the commercialization of 5G is expected to roll out in 2019, with 5G telecom services to be planned in the United States, South Korea, Japan, and China, etc. The arrival of 5G smartphones will also be in the spotlight this year. According to TrendForce’s latest report, Android smartphone brands, such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and One Plus, all have a chance to launch 5G smartphones in 2019. However, the production volume of 5G models would only be 5 million units this year, a penetration rate of 0.4%, since the construction of 5G related infrastructure has not been fully completed.Consumer ElectronicsTue, 08 Jan 2019 06:07:00 +00003198 at http://www.trendforce.comTotal Consumption of Driver IC Grew by 8.4% YoY in 2018, but Growth Would Slow Down to 3% in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3197.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, increasing penetration of UHD display panels has driven the consumption of driver IC in the past few years. The total consumption grew by 8.4% YoY in 2018, but the growth would slow down to 3% this year due to technology variation in designs of large-size panels and falling shipments of small-size panels.SemiconductorsMon, 07 Jan 2019 06:03:00 +00003197 at http://www.trendforce.comShipments of Large-Size Panels to Grow by 1% YoY in 2019 Driven by Specs Improvements, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3196.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, shipments of large-size panels reached 804.06 million pieces in 2018, a YoY growth of 2.5%. Among all the large-size display panel applications, only tablet panel recorded decreasing shipments last year, while other categories registered noticeable growth. The segment of TV panel was driven by new production capacity in the industry and special deal projects, while the LCD monitor segment grew due to the increased production volume of borderless monitors and momentum from global sports events. As for notebook panels, notebook manufacturers started their stock-ups earlier than previous years, in fear of the shortage of components like driver ICs. As a result, the notebook panel shipments for 2018 increased as well.DisplayThu, 03 Jan 2019 06:30:00 +00003196 at http://www.trendforce.comFoldable Smartphones to Be Launched in 2019 with Penetration Rate of 0.1%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3190.htmlAccording to The Future of Smartphone Era Webinar by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the global smartphone market has been approaching saturation, with less room for product differentiation. Thus, smartphone makers have shifted their focus to next-generation foldable models. WitsView expects the first foldable smartphone to be launched in 2019, accounting for only 0.1% in the global smartphone market. The penetration rate is estimated to reach 1.5% in 2021.SemiconductorsThu, 13 Dec 2018 05:59:00 +00003190 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Risks of Oversupply to Continue in Global LED Industry for 2019; Niche Applications Would Provide New Growth Momentumhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3189.htmlLED companies have been keeping low stocking due to the sluggish demand in the end markets in 2018 and impacts of the China-US trade war, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Looking ahead to 2019, the overall industry still has risks of oversupply, but demands for niche applications, including fine-pitch LED digital display, Mini LED backlight, UV-C LED, automotive lighting and high-efficiency lighting LED, have a positive outlook and may drive the market growth in the future.Automotive ElectronicsWed, 12 Dec 2018 07:10:00 +00003189 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Shipments of Gaming Monitors Doubled in 2018, Market Share of Curved Models to Surpass 50% in Gaming Sector, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3187.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the shipments of gaming monitor (with a frame rate above 100Hz) would reach 5.1 million units in 2018, an annual growth of 100%.Consumer ElectronicsWed, 05 Dec 2018 06:00:00 +00003187 at http://www.trendforce.comTV Brands Offer Attractive Retail Prices for Black Friday Sales, Anticipating Growth to Achieve Annual Shipment Goals, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3183.htmlAccording to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, the global shipments of branded LCD TV sets for 2018 are forecast to total 218 million units, an increase of 3.4% compared with last year. The market has been driven by stock-up demands for the World Cup and lower prices of TV sets. Since BOE’s Gen 10.5 fab entered production, the costs of large-size panels have witnessed a significant drop, lowering the prices of TV sets as well. Particularly, more attractive retail prices for large-size models may fuel future growth in the TV market.Consumer ElectronicsThu, 22 Nov 2018 06:20:00 +00003183 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal 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.com