Research Reports


The Outlook of Mobile PC in 2011 - Tablet PC Sales to Surge as Notebook and Netb


DRAM , Notebook Computers , Tablets


According to a survey conducted by DRAMeXchange, a research division of Trendforce, in 2011, the shipments of DT are expected to reach 149.7M units, a 2.6% YoY increase; the shipments of notebooks, including netbooks, are expected to reach 215.2M units, a 11% YoY increase; the shipments of netbooks are expected to reach 25.9M units, a 22.2% YoY decrease...

DRAM supply chain were affected; manufacturers with abundant raw materials will




The magnitude 9.0 quake hit northeastern Japan on March 11th has left thousands of people homeless and damaged DRAM supply chain. The suspended Shin-Etsu and SUMCO northeastern plants have reduced global Raw-Wafer capacity by 20 to 25%. Hitachi Chemical and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, two companies producing over 80% of BT resin used in module houses, were also affected by the quake. Other key raw materials such as photo-resistor, target and Nitrogen were also affected. Following the quake, DRAM vendors checked the inventory level on raw materials, confirmed on the possibility of second supply source in order to reduce loss...

Japan Earthquake and Electrical Brownouts to Affect Silicon Wafer Supply and Glo


DRAM , Wafer Foundries


Based on the survey conducted by DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, due to Japan earthquake, Fukushima No. 1 power generator was shut down and caused a radiation leak, which led to an electric power cut in northeast Japan. Since March 14th, Japan started to enforce electrical brownouts among areas with less damage, and made electrical usage concerning transportation and daily life the first priority. There is still no definite time on when electricity will be restored in Miyagi and Fukushima, where the earthquake caused serious damage...

Global DRAM Industry Analysis and Outlook-1Q11


DRAM , Notebook Computers , Smartphones , Tablets


According to DRAMeXchange, the research division of Trendforce, despite of 16% QoQ DRAM output increase in 4Q10, DRAM industry revenue still decreased 20% to US$8.64bn from US$10.78bn with the 40% 4Q10 DRAM contract price decline...