TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenMarket Share of Electric Scooter in Taiwan to Reach 10% in 2019, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3171.htmlAccording to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, eased oil prices and sliding xEV battery costs may drive Taiwan’s fledgling electric scooter market. Taiwan is expected to have 78000 electric scooters in 2018, taking a share of 8% in its overall scooter market. For 2019, the market share of electric scooters will reach 10%, of which 90% will be heavy electric scooters, up from 85% in 2018.Automotive ElectronicsTue, 16 Oct 2018 05:58:00 +00003171 at http://www.trendforce.comConsolidation and Capacity Cut in Solar Industry Expected Due to Gradual Phase-Out of Subsidies Worldwide, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3168.htmlEnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, reports that some countries are planning or have started phasing out their solar subsidy programs as the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and market show stability in their development. During 2013-2017, the average annual growth rate of total PV demand was above 20%. However, this strong growth scenario will unlikely to happen in the future. As the market enters a stagnant phase, manufacturers across the PV supply chain have to be more cautious when planning capacity expansion so that they do not risk incurring losses.Green EnergyTue, 09 Oct 2018 06:33:00 +00003168 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.comNSP Tops PV Module Shipment Ranking in Taiwan for 1H18, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3159.htmlAccording to the Solar Powering Taiwan: Special Report by EnergyTrend, the Capex of PV power systems has been decreasing, due to the drop in module prices caused by massive PV installations. In 1H18, the system costs of PV projects in Taiwan have been decreasing, approaching the level in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. EnergyTrend expects the system costs to drop further in the second half of this year, which may motivate companies to make investments.SemiconductorsMon, 17 Sep 2018 08:06:00 +00003159 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Prices of Lithium-ion Batteries to Increase by 5~15% in 3Q18 Due to Rising Costs of Materialshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3141.htmlCobalt prices have reached another record high in 1Q18, according to the data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. As the result, the prices of lithium-ion battery cells are estimated to increase by 5~15% QoQ in 3Q18, but would have a chance to remain flat in the fourth quarter.Automotive ElectronicsMon, 06 Aug 2018 06:29:00 +00003141 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Electric Vehicle Market Continues to Expand as Power Battery Prices Decrease, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3128.htmlThe global electric vehicle market continues to expand while the oil prices increase, power battery prices decrease, and countries have been proposing stricter CO2 emission targets for vehicles. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that the market share of electric vehicles will reach 5% in 2020 and 8~9% in 2023.Chinese Market ResearchMon, 09 Jul 2018 06:11:00 +00003128 at http://www.trendforce.comChinese Suppliers May Start Selloff of Modules Due to the Oversupply, Price War May Begin in the Global Solar Industry, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3125.htmlAccording to the latest research of EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, Chinese domestic solar market has been shirking after the release of new PV policy. Faced with the oversupply, Chinese module makers will seek ways to export the excessive products, or even sell off the products to overseas markets. Therefore, the global solar industry has paid intense attention to the price trends of modules and when EPC companies would place orders.Chinese Market ResearchTue, 03 Jul 2018 06:03:00 +00003125 at http://www.trendforce.comImpacted by China’s New PV Policy, the Global PV Market Will See Lower Demand and Possible Oversupply, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3116.htmlA notification released on May 31st 2018 by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance, and National Energy Administration (NEA) provides new regulation for PV industry in China, which may influence various types of PV projects. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, estimates that the new regulation will likely slash the domestic PV demand in China to 29~35GW. Consequently, the demand in global PV industry will see negative growth for the first time, decreasing to less than 100GW. The new policy imposes considerable pressure to the supply chain, and the prices have begun to drop.Chinese Market ResearchThu, 14 Jun 2018 06:47:00 +00003116 at http://www.trendforce.comBid Winners of China’s Top Runner Program (3rd phase) Have Been Announced, Mono-Si Products Account for More than 60%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3107.htmlThe bidding for China’s 2017 Application Top Runner Program (3rd phase) has come to an end. According to the analysis of EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, mono-Si products take considerable share in all the projects, while the share of bifacial products also exceeds 50%. The bid winning projects are expected to lead the technological development of solar PV industry and to drive the market demand.Green EnergyThu, 24 May 2018 07:22:00 +00003107 at http://www.trendforce.comCobalt Prices Soared by More Than 20% in 1Q18, Bringing More Price Pressure to Lithium-ion Batteries, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3088.htmlAccording to the latest data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, cobalt prices continued to rise in 2018 and soared by more than 20% in the first quarter. The rise of raw material prices results from short-term capital speculation and high supplier concentration. This concentrated industry structure may continue to push up the prices in long term. The soaring costs of raw material will be reflected in prices of lithium batteries and new energy vehicles quarter by quarter. This is also a challenge for the battery industry, which has been figuring out ways to reduce the dependence on cobalt.Automotive ElectronicsThu, 12 Apr 2018 08:40:00 +00003088 at http://www.trendforce.com