TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comen​Server DRAM Prices Keep Climbing, as Internet Data Centers from North America Drive the Demand, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com to the latest report of DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, the price of server DRAM will continue to rise as the supply remains tight in 1Q18. Meanwhile, previous 2133MHz products will be overtaken by higher clock rate (2666MHz and 2400MHz) production, so high-bandwidth server modules will become the mainstream products.SemiconductorsWed, 10 Jan 2018 14:49:00 +08003048 at​Micron and Intel’s Decision of Parting Ways in NAND Flash Development Will Not Impact Their Businesses Until 2020, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com Technology and Intel will discontinue their partnership on NAND Flash development after completing the development of their third generation of 3D-NAND Flash (96-layer), according to their announcements on January 8, 2018. The two will part ways in developing NAND Flash technology due to their individual business needs, but will continue to jointly develop and manufacture 3D XPoint at their fab in Lehi, Utah. DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, points out that 96-layer 3D-NAND Flash will not become the mainstream products until 2019, so this decision of parting ways will not influence their product roadmaps until 2020.SemiconductorsWed, 10 Jan 2018 14:14:00 +08003047 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Intervention in the Memory Market by China’s NDRC May Affect Prices of Mobile DRAMhttp://press.trendforce.com On 22 December 2017, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) held a meeting with representatives from Samsung to express concerns about Samsung’s role in the continuing price increase for memory products. Based on the latest findings, DRAMeXchange of TrendForce believes that this event could affect memory prices in 1Q18. At present, contract negotiations are ongoing in both DRAM and NAND Flash markets. If Samsung and other suppliers take heed of NDRC’s opinion, then the price upswing, especially in the mobile DRAM market, will likely to moderate.SemiconductorsFri, 05 Jan 2018 14:09:00 +08003044 at http://www.trendforce.comMajor NAND Flash Manufacturers Including Toshiba Have Announced Production Capacity Expansion Plans, TrendForce Forecasts a Possible Oversupply in 2019http://press.trendforce.com and Western Digital have reached an agreement on December 13th, 2017, after lawsuits and disputes over joint venture throughout the past year. The two companies have extended existing joint-venture agreement to 2029, which confirms that Western Digital will jointly invest in Fab 6 facility at Yokkaichi to secure its competitiveness in 3D-NAND Flash with 96-layer or greater. Soon after the agreement, Toshiba announced its Fab 7 construction plan on December 21st. According to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, the production capacity expansion of major NAND Flash manufacturers, e.g. Toshiba, Samsung, Intel, and Yangtze Memory Technologies Corporation (YMTC), will have increasing impacts on the industry, resulting in a possible oversupply in NAND Flash market in 2019.SemiconductorsWed, 03 Jan 2018 14:25:00 +08003041 at http://www.trendforce.comChina Develops Its Domestic Memory Chips Fabrication; JHICC, Innotron Memory and Tsinghua Unigroup Emerge As Major Domestic Suppliers, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com’s latest report, Breakdown Analysis of China's Semiconductor Industry, outlines the landscape of China’s dynamic and fast-growing semiconductor industry, and reveals that the memory segment will be a focus for the industry, considering that China now heavily relies on imported semiconductor components, and that semiconductor is a sensitive sector which may have potential applications in national security.DRAMThu, 21 Dec 2017 14:51:00 +08003039 at http://www.trendforce.comDemand for Servers in Data Centers Will be a Major Driving Force of Global Server Shipment’s 5.53% Growth in 2018, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com to the latest report of DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, the global server shipment will grow by 5.53% in 2018 driven by the surging demand for servers in data centers.DRAMThu, 14 Dec 2017 14:11:00 +08003036 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts Oversupply and Price Drop in 1Q18 NAND Flash Market, Production Capacity Expansion and Low Season are Main Causeshttp://press.trendforce.com, a division of TrendForce, expects lower demand for NAND Flash in 1Q18 due to the traditional off-peak season. The demand from notebooks, tablets, and smartphones (mainly Chinese branded smartphones) is estimated to drop by more than 15% compared with 4Q17, and that from server will remain generally the same. Therefore, the overall bit demand is projected to drop by 0-5% compared with 4Q17. On the other hand, as suppliers keep improving their production capacity and yield rate of 3D-NAND Flash, the bit output will grow by more than 5% compared with 4Q17. Consequently, NAND Flash market will experience an oversupply in 1Q18 and contract prices of SSD, NAND Flash chips and wafer, etc. will drop.DRAMMon, 11 Dec 2017 14:08:00 +08003034 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: China’s IC Design Industry Revenue Grows by 22% in 2017, HiSilicon, Unigroup Spreadtrum RDA and Sanechips Rank Top 3http://press.trendforce.com to the latest report of TrendForce, China’s IC design industry revenue will reach RMB 200.6 billion in 2017, a yearly growth of 22%. The growth rate is expected to remain at around 20%, totaling RMB 240 billion in 2018, pointed out by Cici Zhang, analyst of TrendForce.DRAMWed, 06 Dec 2017 15:45:00 +08003032 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Top 10 Ranking of Global Semiconductor Foundries of 2017, TSMC Ranks First with Market Share of 55.9%http://press.trendforce.com According to TrendForce’s latest report, the global revenue for semiconductor foundry is expected to reach $57.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.1% compared with 2016, marking the fifth consecutive year with a growth rate over 5%.DRAMWed, 29 Nov 2017 14:16:00 +08003029 at