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  • Nichia Remained Revenue Leader in China’s LED Package Market for 2016, Says TrendForce
    07-11-2017 Allen Yu
    Steady growth in the LED lighting market supported the capacity expansion efforts of LED chip and package industries in 2016, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Furthermore, the annual revenue of China’s LED package market grew by 6% for 2016 to reach US$8.9 billion, according to LEDinside’s 2017 Chinese LED Chip and Package Industry Report. In terms of ranking by revenue market share, Nichia retained its first place position in the Chinese market for 2016, while MLS climbed to second place and Lumileds dropped to third place. [ more ]
  • Prices of Lithium Battery Cells to Go Up in Second Half of 2017 Due to Seasonal Demand, TrendForce Reports
    07-10-2017 Duff Lu
    The global market for lithium batteries witnessed an average price increase of 15% to 25% for battery cells in the first half of 2017 compared with the second half of 2016, according to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. This rise was mainly attributed to the cobalt price hitting a five-year high. Going into the second half of 2017, the price upswing in the cobalt market is expected to start leveling off. On the other hand, seasonal demand during the same period will drive market for batteries used in x-electric vehicles (or xEV, which include plug-in hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles). EnergyTrend projects that battery cell prices on average will increase by about 10% this third quarter compared with the previous quarter and will continue to be on a gradual uptrend through the fourth quarter. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Forecasts Global Market for AI-Powered Financial Robo-Advisors to Expand by a CAGR of 75% From 2016 to 2020
    07-06-2017 TrendForce
    The financial industry, which has been labor intensive and data driven, is one of the sectors most affected by the transformative changes brought about by artificial intelligence (AI). The latest AI market analysis by TrendForce finds that the fastest application growth for AI within the financial industry is taking place in the field of investment consultation services. [ more ]
  • Suspension of Inotera’s Fab Disrupts DRAM Market; TrendForce Forecasts 5.5% Reduction in Global Production Capacity in July and Further Price Increases
    07-05-2017 TrendForce
    Inotera, which is also known as Micron Technology Taiwan, suspended the operation of Fab-2, one of its two fabrication plants in Taiwan’s Taoyuan City, on July 1. The malfunctioning of the nitrogen gas dispensing system led to the contamination of wafers and equipment in the facility. DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, estimates that Inotera has suffered a production capacity loss of around 60K wafer starts per month, out of the supplier’s previous total of 125K wafer starts per month (K = 1,000). This conservative estimate also amounts to a 5.5% cut in the global DRAM production capacity for this July. The temporary shutdown of Fab-2 is expected to aggravate the current undersupply situation in the DRAM market and cause further price increases for memory products. [ more ]
  • Global ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Rose Slightly in June Due to Arrival of Pricier Smart Lighting Products, TrendForce Reports
    07-05-2017 Allen Yu
    Prices of LED light bulbs crept up slightly this June with the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products rising by 1.1% compared with the prior month to US$6.6, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs remained constant at US$8.1. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Says Capacity Expansions from Chinese and Korean Panel Suppliers Will Raise AMOLED Penetration in Smartphone Market to Nearly 50% by 2020
    07-03-2017 Boyce Fan
    The confirmation of Samsung Display (SDC) being Apple’s AMOLED panel supplier for the upcoming iPhone devices has spurred other smartphone brands and panel makers to aggressively invest in this display technology. The latest display market forecast by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that AMOLED is set to become mainstream in the global smartphone market in the near future with the penetration rate reaching to almost 50% by 2020. [ more ]
  • PV Price Trends to Diverge Between China and Other Regions This Third Quarter as the U.S. Decides on Suniva’s Petition, Says TrendForce
    06-29-2017 TrendForce
    The latest PV market analysis by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce anticipates falling prices across the supply chain this July, but the overall decline will not be as steep as the one occurred in the same period a year ago. Though the Chinese government will implement a cross-board subsidy reduction at the end of June, some of the country’s PV projects have a temporary reprieve. Furthermore, China’s solar demand is still being supported by installations related to the Top Runner Program and the PV Poverty Alleviation Project. These factors will moderate the price decline during the early third quarter. [ more ]
  • Accident at LGD’s Gen-8.5 Fab in South Korea Will Tighten Supply for Large-Size LCD Panels This Third Quarter, TrendForce Reports
    06-27-2017 TrendForce
    LG Display (LGD) suffered a serious disruption to its production of large-size LCD panels on June 24, when a deadly accident occurred at its P8-1 panel fab in Paju, South Korea. The Gen-8.5 has been shut down for repair and investigation by the local authorities. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, states that this incident will have a major impact on the supply of large-size panels in the third quarter. While panel quotes have softened during the second quarter, the third quarter will see a return of seasonal demand from device vendors. The accident at P8-1 will contribute to a tightening of the supply and help prop up prices to some extent. [ more ]