TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenGlobal NAND Flash Revenue Rose by 3.5% QoQ in 2Q18; TrendForce Expects Close to 10% Decline in NAND Flash Prices in 3Q18 due to Continued Oversupplyhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3148.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global NAND Flash market has stayed in oversupply since the traditional slow season in 1Q18, resulting in an average drop of 15~20% in NAND Flash contract prices in 2Q18. On the other hand, NAND Flash bit shipments bounced back in 2Q18 as Chinese smartphone brands stocked up on high-density products.SemiconductorsThu, 16 Aug 2018 14:16:00 +08003148 at http://www.trendforce.comDRAM Products to See a Weak Price Trend in 4Q18 after Price Growth of Nine Consecutive Quartershttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3147.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that DRAM suppliers have in turn begun their 4Q18 contract negotiations with their clients since the mid-August. Looking ahead, DRAMeXchange expects that the quotations of DRAM products have an increasing chance to grow weak in 4Q18, although the industries previously expected a flat price trend. This weak quotation is mainly due to increasing supply yet fairly limited growth in demand.SemiconductorsThu, 16 Aug 2018 14:06:00 +08003147 at http://www.trendforce.comApple to Announce New iPhones This Fall with a Budget Version Due to Cost Reduction of Components, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3145.htmlAccording 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.comDRAM Market Again Saw Record High Revenue in 2Q18 but Prices Are Approaching Their Peaks, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3144.htmlThe global DRAM revenue grew by 11.3% QoQ (from previous quarter) to reach another record high in 2Q18, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. DRAM quotes rose during the period as the market remained in tight supply. Contract prices of most DRAM products advanced by just around 3% QoQ on average in 2Q18, except for contract prices of graphics DRAM products that surged by nearly 15% QoQ on the back of the cryptocurrency-related demand.SemiconductorsMon, 13 Aug 2018 14:11:00 +08003144 at http://www.trendforce.comDRAM Market Again Saw Record High Revenue in 2Q18 but Prices Are Approaching Their Peaks, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3143.htmlThe global DRAM revenue grew by 11.3% QoQ (from previous quarter) to reach another record high in 2Q18, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. DRAM quotes rose during the period as the market remained in tight supply. Contract prices of most DRAM products advanced by just around 3% QoQ on average in 2Q18, except for contract prices of graphics DRAM products that surged by nearly 15% QoQ on the back of the cryptocurrency-related demand.SemiconductorsMon, 13 Aug 2018 13:16:00 +08003143 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Prices of Specialty DRAM to Be Stable in 3Q18; DDR3 Dominates Specialty Fields Due to Cost Advantageshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3140.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that DRAM suppliers have in turn completed their 3Q18 contract negotiations with their clients this July. In the specialty DRAM market, prices have not changed noticeably between June and July. Looking ahead to 3Q18, DRAMeXchange expects the quotation trend of DDR4 specialty products to align more closely with the quotations of mainstream PC and server DRAM products. This is because suppliers can use different bonding options to change the application of the DDR4 memory. As for DDR3 specialty DRAM, its market is forecast to stay at a healthy supply-demand balance. In sum, the overall price trend for specialty DRAM is projected to be relatively stable in 3Q18.Innovative Technological ApplicationsMon, 06 Aug 2018 14:02:00 +08003140 at http://www.trendforce.comContract Prices in NAND Flash Market Will Keep Falling in 2H18 Due to Oversupply and Weak Seasonal Demand, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3138.htmlThe latest analysis on the NAND Flash market by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that the ASP of NAND Flash will drop by around 10% QoQ respectively in 3Q18 and 4Q18. Although 3Q18 heralds the traditional peak season for the sales of consumer electronics, the growth of the end market demand has been weaker than anticipated. At the same time, the supply of 3D-NAND Flash continues to expand.SemiconductorsTue, 31 Jul 2018 14:35:00 +08003138 at http://www.trendforce.comThe Global Sales Revenue of DRAM Modules for 2017 Recorded a Significant Growth of 69% Thanks to Rising ASP, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3136.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global sales revenue of DRAM modules for 2017 totaled US$11.7 billion, amounting to a significant growth of 69% compared with the result of the previous year. The high revenue is due to the nearly 50% YoY growth of DRAM ASP, although the contribution of the spot market to the total DRAM revenue is getting smaller.SemiconductorsMon, 30 Jul 2018 13:58:00 +08003136 at http://www.trendforce.comQualcomm Has Given up on Acquiring NXP, and May Face More Challenges in the Future, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3135.htmlQualcomm, the leading manufacturer of telecommunications chips and mobile processors, announced its decision to terminate the $47 billion purchase agreement to acquire NXP, a Dutch company known for automotive and IoT chips, after China’s Ministry of Commerce failed to approve the deal. Qualcomm’s business has been influenced by the slowing smartphone sales recently, and would face more risks brought by the saturated market in the future, says TrendForce.DRAMThu, 26 Jul 2018 18:08:00 +08003135 at http://www.trendforce.comEdge Computing Will Drive the Growth of Micro Server, Boosting the Demand for Server DRAM, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3134.htmlDRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, estimates that x86-based solutions will continue to be the market mainstream in 2018, with a global shipment share of 97%. Intel and AMD will continue to lead the development of server. Particularly, in the sector of Internet Datacenter, solutions based on the x86 architecture will still dominate the market due to its wide product range.SemiconductorsWed, 25 Jul 2018 13:56:00 +08003134 at http://www.trendforce.com