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  • TrendForce Says Worldwide Notebook Shipments in First Half of 2016 Totaled 74.18 Million Units; Weak Second Half Expected Despite Peak Season
    08-10-2016 Anita Wang
    Worldwide notebook shipments for the first half of 2016 fell just 4% year on year to 74.18 million units, according to global research firm TrendForce. Channel inventories returned to a healthy level in the second quarter. At the same time, there was a significant increase in stock-up demand due to arrivals of new notebook products and preparations for back-to-school sales in September. These factors led to an above-expected shipment results. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Reports Market for Lithium Batteries Used in IT Products Reached Equilibrium in Second Quarter
    08-09-2016 Duff Lu
    The latest lithium cell price report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds prices of cylindrical cells in the second quarter rose by 1~4% compared with the first quarter. During the same period, the overall production capacity of polymer cells also expanded, causing a 1~2% quarterly decline in polymer cell prices. In sum, the worldwide lithium battery market reached a healthy supply-demand balance in the second quarter. [ more ]
  • Seasonality Kept Prices of LED Light Bulbs on a Downtrend in July, TrendForce Reports
    08-09-2016 Allen Yu
    LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports the global average sales prices of 40-watt and 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs in July fell 0.7% and 0.6% versus the prior month, respectively, to US$9.5 and US$12.9. [ more ]
  • China Further Fortifies Its Semiconductor Sector With Formation of High-End Chip Alliance, TrendForce Reports
    08-08-2016 Jian-Hong Lin
    With the government’s backing, key enterprises in China’s semiconductor sector have just established a “high-end chip alliance” that fosters the formation of a vertically integrated industry ecosystem on a national scale. The founding 27 members of this alliance include Tsinghua Unigroup, Yangtze River Storage Technology, SMIC, Huawei, ZTE and China Academy of Telecommunication Research (a branch of the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, or MIIT). “This alliance of government, academia and industry aims to create a complete ecosystem for domestic semiconductor manufacturers, said Jian-Hong Lin, research manager of TrendForce. “If successful, the alliance will create a chip industry chain starting from chip architecture to chip production, operation systems, devices, platforms and finally to the IT service market. In sum, this move is another indication of China’s ambition to transform itself from a major manufacturing country by export volume to a global manufacturing leader in terms of product quality. [ more ]
  • Rapidly Rising Panel Prices to Impact Branded LCD TV Shipments in Upcoming Peak Season, Says TrendForce
    08-04-2016 Ricky Lin
    WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global shipments of LCD TV sets in the second quarter of 2016 totaled around 48.68 million units, up 1.2% over the prior quarter. Demand generated from sporting events (e.g. the UEFA Championship and the upcoming Olympic Games) was not effective in boosting shipments as expected earlier. At the same time, traditional or established domestic TV brands in China saw a general slide in their shipments. Hence, the global shipment result showed only a very marginal quarterly growth. [ more ]
  • 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 ]