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  • TrendForce Expects Sluggish Growth for Hepatitis B Drug Market with 2015~2023 CAGR at 0.4%
    08-29-2016 Sean Liu
    The scale of the global hepatitis B drug market was around US$2.15 billion in 2015 and is forecast to grow slowly at a CAGR of just 0.4% to US$2.2 billion in 2023, according to the latest biotechnology report from the global market research firm TrendForce. [ more ]
  • 2016 Flash Memory Summit Highlighted Prominence of Chinese Vendors in Flash Industry
    08-25-2016 Sean Yang
    This year’s Flash Memory Summit was held from August 9 to 11 in Santa Clara, California. “For the second consecutive year, this major Flash memory industry conference held a special forum for discussing the Chinese market, with CEO of Sage Microelectronics Dr. Jianjun Luo as the host,” noted Sean Yang, research director of DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. “This shows that Chinese Flash memory industry is gaining greater voice and visibility within the industry.” [ more ]
  • Taiwan’s Display Industry First to Mass Produce 8K TV Panels, According to TrendForce
    08-24-2016 TrendForce
    The mass production of the long-anticipated 8K resolution TV sets will formally begin the second half of this year. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that a Taiwanese panel maker is first to be approved by international TV brands as a supplier of 8K TV panels. TV brands hope that the market release of 8K TV sets will generate interests among consumers in the near future. [ more ]
  • LED Specialty Lighting Market to Post 30% CAGR in 2016~2020, Says TrendForce
    08-22-2016 Joanne Wu
    According to the 2016 Global Lighting Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, four LED specialty lighting applications that are attracting growing interests include horticultural lighting, surgical lighting, marine/harbor lighting and smart lighting. The combined market scale of these four applications is estimated to grow from US$4.36 billion in 2016 to US$16.4 billion in 2020, with the CAGR during this forecast period reaching 30%. [ more ]
  • Monthly TV Panel Shipments Saw 5% Monthly Growth in July as Panel Prices and Purchases Rose Ahead of Peak Season, Says TrendForce
    08-18-2016 Iris Hu
    The latest large-size LCD panel shipment report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, says shipments of LCD TV panels totaled 22.8 million units in July, representing a 5% increase from June and a 2.2% year-on-year increase. As the TV market enters the peak sales season, branded TV vendors are focusing on stocking up for their promotional activities. Rising panel prices are also spurring them to replenish their inventories. Consequently, the surge of demand in the TV panel market has begun earlier than usual. [ more ]
  • Rising Shipments of Chinese Branded Smartphones Led to 17.2% Sequential Increase in Mobile DRAM Revenue for Second Quarter, Says TrendForce
    08-15-2016 Avril Wu
    The latest research from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, finds that the global mobile DRAM revenue grew 17.2% sequentially in the second quarter, benefitting all top three DRAM suppliers. Expanding Chinese branded smartphone shipments, driven by Huawei, OPPO and Vivo, as well as bit supply growth in the mobile DRAM market, attributed to this revenue increase. [ more ]
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Opens New Opportunities in IR LED Market, Says TrendForce
    08-11-2016 Roger Chu
    In response to the rising demand for mobile payment, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 7 includes iris recognition as a standard feature that assists in user authentication. The arrival of Galaxy Note 7 is expected to trigger a new round of hardware competition among smartphone brands as they will also likely to incorporate iris recognition into their flagship devices. According to the latest analysis from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, iris and facial recognition features will gradually become prevalent in mobile devices. LEDinside further estimates that in 2020, global shipments of mobile devices with the iris and facial recognition features will reach 400 million units. By that time, the market value of infrared LEDs (IR LEDs) for iris and facial recognition will total around US$250 million. Thus, biometric recognition has become one of the most potentially profitable applications for IR LEDs. [ more ]
  • Bit Supply Growth Led to Small Sequential Increase of 6.3% in Global DRAM Revenue for Second Quarter, Says TrendForce
    08-11-2016 Avril Wu
    Market oversupply continued to put downward pressure on DRAM prices in the second quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Compared with the prior quarter, the global average sales price (ASP) of DRAM for all applications fell by more than 5%. On the other hand, the global DRAM revenue for the second quarter rose 6.3% sequentially to US$9.1 billion due to the expansion of bit supply. Increased output from Micron’s 20nm and SK Hynix’s 21nm processes were the drivers of this bit supply growth. [ more ]