• Sharp Announces Closure of Sakai Gen 10 Line, Supply Cut of 5 Million TV Panels Expected in 2025, Says TrendForce


    The facility, dedicated entirely to LCD TV panel production, is expected to reduce the total available market supply by nearly 5 million units next year, representing 2% of the global supply.


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20 May 2024

HBM3e Production Surge Expected to Make Up 35% of Advanced Process Wafer Input by End of 2024, Says TrendForce

TrendForce reports that the three largest DRAM suppliers are increasing wafer input for advanced processes. Following a rise in memory contract prices, companies have boosted their capital investments, with capacity expansion focusing on the second half of this year. It is expected that wafer input for 1alpha nm and above processes will account for approximately 40% of total DRAM wafer input by the end of the year.

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14 May 2024

Sharp Announces Closure of Sakai Gen 10 Line, Supply Cut of 5 Million TV Panels Expected in 2025, Says TrendForce

TrendForce reports that while the immediate impact on this year's supply will be minimal, the closure will significantly affect the TV panel market in 2025. The facility, dedicated entirely to LCD TV panel production, is expected to reduce the total available market supply by nearly 5 million units next year, representing 2% of the global supply.

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14 May 2024

Shipments of OLED Monitors Hit 200,000 Units in 1Q24, Annual Forecast to Reach 1.34 Million, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s latest report reveals a robust start to 2024 for OLED monitors, with shipments reaching approximately 200,000 units in the first quarter—marking a YoY growth of 121%.

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20 May 2024

HBM3e Production Surge Expected to Make Up 35% of Advanced Process Wafer Input by End of 2024, Says TrendForce

TrendForce reports that the three largest DRAM suppliers are increasing wafer input for advanced processes. Following a rise in memory contract prices, companies have boosted their capital investments, with capacity expansion focusing on the second half of this year. It is expected that wafer input for 1alpha nm and above processes will account for approximately 40% of total DRAM wafer input by the end of the year.

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9 May 2024

Top 10 IC Design Houses’ Combined Revenue Grows 12% in 2023, NVIDIA Takes Lead for the First Time, Says TrendForce

In 2023, the combined revenue of the world’s top ten IC design houses reached approximately $167.6 billion, marking a 12% annual increase. This growth was primarily driven by NVIDIA, which saw a remarkable 105% increase in revenue, significantly boosting the overall industry. While Broadcom, Will Semiconductor, and MPS experienced only marginal revenue growth, other companies faced declines due to economic downturns and inventory reductions, says TrendForce.

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7 May 2024

DRAM Contract Prices for Q2 Adjusted to a 13–18% Increase; NAND Flash around 15–20%, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s latest forecasts reveal contract prices for DRAM in the second quarter are expected to increase by 13–18%, while NAND Flash contract prices have been adjusted to a 15–20% Only eMMC/UFS will be seeing a smaller price increase of about 10%.

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14 May 2024

Sharp Announces Closure of Sakai Gen 10 Line, Supply Cut of 5 Million TV Panels Expected in 2025, Says TrendForce

TrendForce reports that while the immediate impact on this year's supply will be minimal, the closure will significantly affect the TV panel market in 2025. The facility, dedicated entirely to LCD TV panel production, is expected to reduce the total available market supply by nearly 5 million units next year, representing 2% of the global supply.

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14 May 2024

Shipments of OLED Monitors Hit 200,000 Units in 1Q24, Annual Forecast to Reach 1.34 Million, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s latest report reveals a robust start to 2024 for OLED monitors, with shipments reaching approximately 200,000 units in the first quarter—marking a YoY growth of 121%.

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8 May 2024

2024 Apple iPad Pro Estimated to Ship Between 4.5 to 5 Million Units, Says TrendForce

However, these advancements come with a price increase; the next-generation iPad Pro will be priced $200 higher than its predecessor. Furthermore, the introduction of a 13-inch iPad Air could potentially dilute consumer interest, affecting demand for other models. As a result, TrendForce estimates the combined shipment of the 11-inch and 13-inch AMOLED iPad Pro models will only reach between 4.5 to 5 million units in 2024.

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1 April 2024

Demand Rebounds, Global LED Industry Revenue Expected to Grow 3% in 2024 with Market Focus on Automotive Displays, Says TrendForce

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TrendForce’s latest LED industry report indicates that the global market is set to recover in 2024, with estimated revenues reaching US$13 billion—marking a YoY growth of 3%.

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4 March 2024

Global LED Lighting Industry Set to Benefit from an Estimated 5.8 Billion Units of Secondary Replacement Demand for LED Lamps and Luminaires in 2024, Says TrendForce

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TrendForce’s latest reports indicate a significant turning point for the LED lighting market in 2024, as an estimated quantity of 5.8 billion LED lamps and luminaires reach the end of their lifespan. This milestone is set to trigger a substantial wave of secondary replacements, breathing new life into the market and boosting total LED lighting demand to an impressive 13.4 billion units.

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1 March 2024

Micro LED Apple Watch Production Faces Significant Changes as Collaboration with ams OSRAM Ends, Says TrendForce

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TrendForce notes that the original suppliers for the Apple Watch included ams OSRAM for Micro LED vertical chips from its 8-inch factory in Malaysia and South Korean panel giant LG Display for the glass driving backplane and mass transfer processes. Now, with the partnership dissolved, the 2026 debut seems increasingly out of reach.

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12 April 2024

Rebound in March Lithium Prices Supports Steady Prices for EV Batteries; Price Pressures Persist Despite Anticipated Demand Increase in Q2, Says TrendForce

This uptick in raw material costs has provided a solid foundation for EV battery prices in China to hold steady, with notable stability observed across various battery types, including square ternary, square LFP, and pouch-type ternary EV batteries, which posted average prices of CNY 0.48/Wh, 0.42/Wh, and 0.50/Wh, respectively.

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2 February 2024

EV Battery Prices Fell by 4–7% in January, Decrease Expected to Slow Down in February, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s latest research indicates that the global lithium battery market remained subdued in January, with cell makers still working through their inventories and production rates lingering at low levels. The ASP of EV cells has continued to fall—the most significant drop was observed in EV pouch cells, which saw a MoM decline of 7.3% to CNY 0.51/Wh. While prices are expected to continue declining in February, the rate of decrease is likely to slow down.

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4 January 2024

EV Battery Prices Dropped Significantly in December but are Expected to Stabilize by 2Q24, Says TrendForce

TrendForce reveals that the ASP of Chinese EV cells saw a 6–10% decrease in December. The prices for EV square ternary cells, LFP cells, and pouch ternary power cells fell to CNY 0.51/Wh, CNY 0.45/Wh, and CNY 0.55/Wh, respectively.

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11 March 2024

Global Quarterly Smartphone Production Jumps 12.1% in 4Q23; Annual Total Drops 2.1% Down to 1.166 Billion Units, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s latest insights reveal a significant rebound in global smartphone production, marking the end of an eight-quarter slump in 3Q23. In a strategic year-end surge, brands amped up production to capture more market share, propelling Q4 smartphone output up 12.1% to reach 337 million units.

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26 February 2024

AI Applications Spur Growth, Smartphone Camera Lens Market Expected to Rebound with 3.8% Increase in 2024, Says TrendForce

TrendForce forecasts a rebound in the smartphone camera lens market in 2024, with a 3.8% growth spurred by AI-driven smartphone trends to reach approximately 4.22 billion units. Samsung’s AI-packed flagship—the S24 series—is set to capture a larger market share thanks to its advanced Generative AI applications.

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21 February 2024

Walmart Acquires Vizio, Set to Overtake Samsung as the Largest TV Brand in the US, Says TrendForce

US retail giant Walmart announced on February 20th, that it has acquired smart TV brand Vizio for US$2.3 billion, aiming to accelerate the growth of its advertising business: Walmart Connect. Since its launch in 2021, Walmart Connect has seen double-digit annual growth in both its online and offline retail media advertising ventures. Vizio has been expanding its device ecosystem and its SmartCast TV OS, boasting over 18 million active users, according to TrendForce.

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14 March 2024

US Satellite Direct-to-Device Market Expected to Hit US$6.5 Billion by 2027, Taiwanese PCB and Antenna Manufacturers Set to Enter Supply Chain, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s projections foresee that the US satellite direct-to-device (D2D) market is expected to undergo significant growth, expanding from $430 million in 2023 to $6.5 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 36%. This growth is driven by increasing subscriptions to satellite D2D services, potentially enabling telecom operators to expand beyond traditional mobile communication services into satellite communications.

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13 April 2023

Global Market Value of Non-Terrestrial Networks Expected to Reach US$8.8 Billion in 2026, Development of 5G NTN Technology to Accelerate, Says TrendForce

TrendForce predicts that the global market value of 5G NTN will jump from US$4.9 billion to $8.8 billion between 2023 to 2026—a CAGR of 7%. This rise in global market value will likely drive chip makers to begin developing 5G NTN technology.

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19 January 2023

Value of 5G Market Will Reach US$37 Billion in 2026 as Applications Related to Metaverse Act as Notable Demand Driver, Says TrendForce

TrendForce forecasts that the value of the global 5G market will reach US$14.5 billion in 2023 thanks to the promotion of 5G private networks by enterprises and the upgrading of the equipment purposed for small cells and 5G FWA. Then, the global 5G market will further scale up to US$37 billion in 2026, with the CAGR for the 2023~2026 period coming to 11.0%. Applications related to the Metaverse will help spur the demand for 5G networks during the period.

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21 March 2024

NVIDIA GTC Focuses on Empowering Healthcare and Manufacturing with High-Performance, Low-Energy Chips, Says TrendForce

Leveraging this foundation, NVIDIA is set to launch AI chips like the B100, B200, and GB200, prepping for a surge in advanced AI applications. With NVIDIA's quick iteration cycle, these improvements in cost-efficiency and energy consumption mean these products could dominate the market by 2025 after their expected late 2024 release.

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21 March 2024

EV Inverter Installations Reached 7.14 Million Units in 4Q23, with BEVs Being the Largest Demand Driver, Says TrendForce

TrendForce’s latest market report on EV installers reveals that their global installation volume reached 7.14 million units in 4Q23—a roughly 12% increase from 6.39 million units in 3Q23. This growth is primarily due to the increase in EV sales in the last quarter compared to the third quarter. Among these, the inverter market’s main driving force comes from BEVs.

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20 February 2024

BYD Set to Challenge Tesla for the Crown in EV Sales in 2024, Says TrendForce

TrendForce reports that global sales of NEVs, including BEVs, PHEVs, and FCVs, reached 13.03 million units in 2023—marking a growth rate of 29.8%. This represents a significant slowdown from the 54.2% growth rate in 2022. Of these, BEVs accounted for 9.11 million units with a growth rate of 24%, and PHEVs reached 3.91 million units, growing at 45%.

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In-Depth Analyses


17 May 2024

Daily Express May.17,2024 Spot Market Today

In today’s DRAM spot market, there is a noticeable increase in available stock. In order to lower inventory level and release selling pressure, suppliers are offering low prices to attract buying orders. However, buyer demands remain limited, and the overall trading condition remains subdued. In the mainstream category, the average price of DDR4 8G (1Gx8) 2666 drops to USD 1.924, and the ave

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17 May 2024

Price Reduction Fears Impact Industrial Chain; Manufacturer Cash Flow is Crucial As the Prices Plummet

Polysilicon: Polysilicon prices have declined further throughout the week. The mainstream concluded price for mono recharge polysilicon is R

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Daily Express May.16,2024 Spot Market Today

16 May 2024

In today’s DRAM spot market, demand inquiries appear to be more sporadic, with most buyers adopting a wait-and-see attitude. There are slight discrepancies in the actual target prices, limiting the actual purchases. Overall, the market price trends fluctuate slightly within a narrow range. In the mainstream category, the average price of DDR4 8G (1Gx8) 2666 drops to USD 1.939, and the averag


Biden ratchets up tariffs on Chinese EVs, solar, batteries

15 May 2024

On May 14, the White House issued a statement saying that it would significantly increase tariffs on electric vehicles, lithium batteries, s


Daily Express May.15,2024 Spot Market Today

15 May 2024

In today’s DRAM spot market, overall market sentiment remains weak, with the majority of inquiries focusing on mainstream chips of DDR4 8G and DDR5 16G. Buyers are more inclined to accept lower prices, but suppliers have limited room for price reductions. As a result, the final trading condition is subdued. In the mainstream category, the average price of DDR4 8G (1Gx8) 2666 drops to USD 1.9



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