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  • TrendForce Reports Second Review on 2012 Chinese PV Case Has Concluded; Manufacturers Put Overseas Expansion Plans on Hold
    08-01-2016 Corrine Lin
    The U.S. Department of Commerce has released the final ruling on its second review of the antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) rates on Chinese PV module imports for 2012. According to the decision, imports from major Chinese manufacturers will be affected by total rates ranging from 23.95% to 33.13%. In the preliminary ruling of the second review, some manufacturers were imposed with a CVD rate of 19.62%. The final ruling, however, has further reduced it to 19.2%. On the whole, the latest ruling does not have a huge impact on major manufacturers’ strategies for the U.S. market. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Expects Micro-LED Displays to Enter Mass Production in 2018 Due to Heavy Investments from Sony and Apple
    08-01-2016 Philip Chang
    Following LCD and AMOLED, micro-LED has emerged as the next-generation display technology that is expected to be deployed widely in various applications. Increasing interests from electronics giants Apple and Sony during the recent period have encouraged further investments in micro-LED and accelerated the timetable for its commercialization. The latest analysis from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that micro-LED displays for smart wearable devices will enter the mass production stage in 2018. The technology will become available for smartphones later in 2020. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Reports Second-Quarter Tablet Shipments Fell 4.8% but Lenovo and Huawei Posted Growth Despite Headwinds
    07-28-2016 Anita Wang
    The latest report from the global market research firm TrendForce, finds that worldwide tablet shipments for this second quarter totaled 33.54 million units, representing a quarterly drop of 4.8% and a year-on-year decline of 8.8%. [ more ]
  • OSRAM and MLS to Carve Out Their Positions in LED Lighting Market with LEDVANCE Deal, Says TrendForce
    07-28-2016 Roger Chu
    German-based lighting manufacturer OSRAM has agreed to sell its lamp business unit LEDVANCE to a Chinese consortium that is led by IDG Capital Partners and includes LED manufacturer MLS and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center. The sale was announced on July 26 and represents a landmark deal in which Chinese LED manufacturer successfully acquires an oversea target with the help of an international investment group. “The sale of LEDVANCE shows major international lighting companies are exiting the LED lighting business due to its unprofitable outlook,” said Roger Chu, research director of LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. “On the other hand, Chinese LED lighting companies have an overall cost advantage and are assisted by the government, so they can take this opportunity to expand their market shares.” [ more ]
  • Tsinghua Unigroup and XMC Team Up to Strengthen China’s NAND Flash Industry, TrendForce Reports
    07-28-2016 Sean Yang
    China’s state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup has acquired a majority stake in XMC, a major compatriot semiconductor manufacturer, and brought it under a new holding company called Yangtze River Storage Technology. From this point on, XMC will be responsible for coordinating the development of China’s memory industry, which is wholly in pursuit of NAND Flash production. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Projects Chinese and South Korean Brands to Take 70% of Worldwide LCD TV Market This Year Following LeEco’s Acquisition of VIZIO
    07-27-2016 TrendForce
    With the domestic market approaching saturation, branded Chinese LCD TV vendors see overseas expansion as the only means to grow their market shares and raise their brand recognition. The latest example of this approach is the acquisition of the U.S.-based consumer electronics maker VIZIO by LeEco, a rising Internet brand in the Chinese LCD TV market. Reports of VIZIO being up for sale gained traction after Foxconn’s acquisition of Sharp, and the $2 billion deal with LeEco was finally announced on July 27. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Reports Chinese LED Package for Lighting Reaches US $3.9 Billion in 2015
    07-22-2016 Allen Yu
    Lighting LEDs accounted for US$3.9 billion of the US$8.8 billion Chinese LED package industry in 2015, according to the 2016 Chinese LED Chip and Package Industry Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Lighting LEDs’ share in the total scale of the Chinese LED package industry in 2015 also grew 15% year on year to reach 44%. MLS and Honglitronic, the two major Chinese package suppliers, have steadily expanded their market shares in the LED lighting application due to booming demand in Southeast Asia, India and other emerging markets. Consequently, their standings in the industry have gradually risen as well. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Says Worldwide Success of Pokémon GO Will Help Global AR Software Market Reach US$30 Billion in Scale by 2020
    07-21-2016 Jason Tsai
    With download and active user numbers far exceeding other popular apps, Nintendo’s Pokémon GO has generated an enormous wave of enthusiasm for mobile gaming and augmented reality (AR) technology worldwide. According to the latest analysis from the global market research firm TrendForce, the revenue from Pokémon GO is forecast to top US$800 million in 2017. The game is set to become a significant contributor to the expansion of the global AR software market, which will reach US$30 billion in scale by 2020. [ more ]