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  • U.S.-Japanese Consortium Announced as the Front Runner in the Bid for Toshiba’s Memory Business; TrendForce Says Such Deal Will Add Pressure on Samsung in NAND Flash Market
    06-21-2017 Alan Chen
    Toshiba on June 21 announced that it has chosen a consortium led by U.S.-based Bain Capital and investors backed by the Japanese government as the first-place bidder for the spin-off of the company’s memory business. The deal is set to be finalized on June 28 and completed by March of next year. According to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, this announcement in the short term could cause the NAND Flash market to start shifting from undersupply to equilibrium this fourth quarter. In the long run, the support and demand provided by the bidding party could help the spun-off memory business to become more competitive against Samsung in terms of NAND Flash production capacity and related technology. [ more ]
  • Taiwanese Electronics Brands Aggressively Promote HDR as This Feature Likely to Become Must-Have for High-End Monitors in the Future, TrendForce Reports
    06-20-2017 Julian Lee
    Computer monitors and notebooks featuring HDR (high dynamic range) have been a highlight in this year’s major consumer electronics tradeshows from CES to Computex. According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, HDR as a feature is now spreading into the PC market following its widespread adoption in the TV market last year. Demand growth of HDR-capable monitors for gaming is especially robust, and correspondingly Taiwan-based electronics brands are actively developing this market segment. The market for HDR-capable monitors are expected to expand rapidly once major vendors in IT industries have established a separate HDR standard specifically for their products. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Projects Contract Prices of Server DRAM Modules to Increase by 3% to 8% Sequentially This Third Quarter
    06-15-2017 Mark Liu
    DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the average contract price of server DRAM modules rose sequentially by nearly 40% and 10% respectively for the first and second quarter of 2017 due to tight supply. In the third quarter, the average contract price of 32GB server DRAM modules for first-tier customers is projected to arrive around US$260, while the average contract price of 32GB modules for second-tier customers may be higher than that threshold. The latest forecast by DRAMeXchange indicates that the average sequential price increase for server DRAM modules in the contract market for the third quarter will be in the range between 3% and 8%. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Anticipates 18:9 Displays to Help Drive Shipments in Stalling Smartphone Market
    06-14-2017 Boyce Fan
    The global smartphone market is seeing slowing growth in the first half of 2017. Searching for ways to stimulate consumer demand, smartphone brands have put considerable efforts in improving displays of their devices. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that increasing screen to body ratio and narrow bezel are two major trends in smartphone design for this year and are expected to drive changes in specifications of smartphone panels. Specifically, the display’s aspect ratio is moving from the mainstream 16:9 to 18:9 (2:1), which is also known as the full screen format. WitsView estimates that around 10% of smartphones shipped worldwide in 2017 will have displays with 18:9 or higher aspect ratios. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Says Global UV LED Market to Expand at a CAGR of 34% From 2015 to 2020 as Applications for Related Solutions Emerge
    06-13-2017 Joanne Wu
    Taiwan’s major annual optoelectronics industry exhibition, Photonics Festival 2017, will be held in Nangang Exhibition Hall of Taipei World Trade Center from June 14 to 16. Some of the highlights in the LED section of this exhibition includes products for the automotive industry and applications related to ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, projects that the scale of the global UV LED market will increase from US$288 million in 2017 to US$526 million in 2020. Furthermore, the CAGR of the UV LED market in the 2015~2020 period is currently estimated at 34%. These and other data can be found in LEDinside’s 2017 UV LED vs. UV LED Module Market Report. [ more ]
  • Automotive Has Become the Second Largest Application Market for Power Transistors, Says TrendForce
    06-07-2017 Jian-Hong Lin
    TrendForce’s latest research on the automotive electronics market finds that government policies worldwide to reduce carbon emissions have facilitated faster adoption of ICT-based solutions within the automotive industry. According to TrendForce’s analysis, the global average value of analog ICs and power transistors for power management will come to US$209 per vehicle in 2017, an increase of 11% from US$188 in 2016. Furthermore, the automotive industry is projected to account for 23% of the total worldwide demand for power transistors this year. Automotive has become the second largest application for power transistors, while the industrial application is the leading source of market demand for the product. [ more ]
  • Global ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Were on a Slow Decline in May as Sales of LED Filament Bulbs Remained Hot in Europe and the U.S., Says TrendForce
    06-07-2017 Allen Yu
    Prices of LED replacement light bulbs dipped slightly but on the whole remained steady in May, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with April, the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.9% in May to US$6.5. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also dropped by 0.6% in May to US$8.1 versus April. [ more ]
  • Voice-Based Assistant Robots Made Up Nearly 50% of Service Robot Sales Worldwide in 2016 Owing to Advances in AI, Says TrendForce
    06-05-2017 Harrison Po
    Rapid progress in the development artificial intelligence (AI) has allowed humans to communicate with robots using natural languages. TrendForce’s breakdown of global sales of service robots for 2016 reveals that voice-based assistant robots accounted for the majority share of the total sales at nearly 50%. Robot vacuum cleaners made up the second-largest share of total service robot sales at nearly 40%. This finding and other data can be found in TrendForce’s latest report on the robotics industry. [ more ]