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  • Server Shipments for 2H17 to Grow by 10% vs. 1H17 as ODM Orders Bounce Back, Says TrendForce
    07-12-2017 / Mark Liu
    Global server shipments fell in the first quarter of 2017 due to the seasonal effect on demand, according to the latest server market analysis by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. However, shipments rebounded in the second quarter and rose by about 10% compared with the first quarter. Looking ahead, DRAMeXchange estimates that total shipments for the second half of 2017 will also increase by 10% compared with the first half owing to demand from major technology companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft. [ 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 Reports First-Quarter Notebook Shipments Grew 6.1% Year on Year Against Seasonal Headwinds
    05-22-2017 / Anita Wang
    Global notebook shipments totaled around 37.81 million units for the first quarter of 2017, reports TrendForce. This figure represents a 15.6% decline from prior quarter’s result but also a 6.1% year-on-year increase. The first-quarter shipments were augmented by some unfulfilled demand left over from the previous quarter. There were also major deal opportunities related to bidding for business notebook contracts and releases of new product models. Furthermore, channel distributors also increased their stock-up of notebook products in anticipation of price hikes from brand vendors later on. As a result, notebook shipments were higher than expected for the traditional off season. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Projects Global Notebook Shipments to Drop 4.5% Annually in 2017
    11-16-2016 / Anita Wang
    Global notebook shipments for 2016 is estimated to decline by 4% compared with the prior year to around 157.9 million units, reports global research firm TrendForce. Notebook sales this year have been constrained by rising prices and supply shortages in the component markets. Global notebook shipments for 2017 are projected to total 150.7 million units, representing an annual decline of 4.5%. Notebook shipments will continue to fall next year as the LCD panel market experiences a structural supply shortage. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Reports 2016 Chromebook Shipments Exceed Expectations with Annual Growth Projected Around 30~40%
    10-05-2016 / Anita Wang
    Notebook shipments worldwide for 2016 are projected around 156 million units, down 5.1% from 2015, according to the latest report from the global market research firm TrendForce. Chromebook shipments, however, has been expanding against the general trend of decline and are projected to achieve an impressive annual growth of 30~40%, totaling over 10 million units. [ more ]
  • 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 ]
  • Lenovo Became Top Notebook Brand in First Quarter by Surpassing HP in Shipments, TrendForce Reports
    05-10-2016 / Anita Wang
    Worldwide notebook shipments in the first quarter of 2016 arrived at 35.62 million units, according to the global market research firm TrendForce. The first quarter was the traditional off season for the notebook market and retailers still needed time to clear out their existing inventories. Hence, total shipments fell 19% from the prior quarter and also declined 7.3% year on year. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Projects Market Scale of Gaming PCs and Their Peripherals to Reach US$24.35 Billion as VR Application Spurs Hardware Demand
    03-31-2016 / TrendForce
    After experiencing decline in end market demand last year, consumer electronics vendors now attempt to improve their profitability via differentiation. The PC gaming market is currently one of the niche segments that have huge opportunities. Thus, an increasing number of electronics brands are aggressively establishing themselves in the gaming PC hardware market. Part of their motivation comes from the rise of VR devices, which are expected to generate demand for new and better hardware. [ more ]