The following analysis shows TrendForce’s investigations of key component and other downstream technology industries, under the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the latest data as of February 14, 2020.
TrendForce’s latest investigation finds that several factors have negatively affected smartphone production: first, the labor-intensive nature of the smartphone industry; second, China’s delay in work resumption until February 10 and population movement control; finally, the reduction in the public’s willingness to buy. Due to the aforementioned factors, TrendForce is lowering its 1Q20 smartphone production forecast to a 12% decrease YoY, at 275 million units produced, which is a five-year low.
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The latest analysis from the WitsView research division of TrendForce shows potential for a small price hike in TV panels under (and including) 65 inches at the end of January, as demand rises and supply falls. In contrast, due to an increase in panel manufacturers’ shipment target and the continued capacity expansion in China, the supply of monitor panels in 2020 is projected to exceed demand by nearly 20%. In the short term, the price drop of monitor panels is unlikely to stop.
According to the latest research from the WitsView research division of TrendForce, the 2019 shipment of gaming monitors (defined by WitsView as monitors with frame rate over 100Hz) is estimated at up to 8.5 million units, a 57% growth YoY, compared to 2018 figures. With the diversification of panel types and monitor models from different brands, the growth momentum of this industry is expected to continue well into the next few years, with projected shipment of 11-12 million units in 2020.