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  • Global Top Ten Foundries for 2Q19 Perform Less-than-expected Due to Sliding Demand and High Inventories, Says TrendForce
    06-13-2019 Kurt Chen
    According to TrendForce’s latest statistics, the weakened demand in 1Q persisted well into 2Q as a result of political and economic instability. Suppliers' revenues generally exhibited a dropping trend YoY, and 2Q total revenue for foundries worldwide is expected to drop by about 8% compared to the same period 2018, arriving at US$15.4 billion. The top three in market shares are TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries. [ more ]
  • Electric Car Development to Bring IGBT Revenue Past US$5.2 Billion in 2021, Says TrendForce
    06-12-2019 Chris Hsu
    According to TrendForce , electric cars have already become the main motivator for growth of the future car industry, and are expected to exceed 8 million units in 2021, twice the amount of shipments for 2018. Apart from batteries and engines, IGBT power components are ranked as the most important among key electric car components, being used in numbers 5 to 10 times that of traditional internal combustion engines. These modules may therefore bring about continual growth of total IGBT market revenue, which is projected to go beyond the US$5.2 billion mark. [ more ]
  • Global Politico-Economic Risks Continue to Climb; Global Smartphone Production 2019 May Crash Below 1.4 Billion Units, Says TrendForce
    06-11-2019 TrendForce
    According to TrendForce’s latest report, global smartphone demand has weakened even more than originally predicted due to the escalating global politico-economic risks, with global production volume feared to widen in decline from a previously forecast worst case scenario of 5% to 7%, landing at 1.4 billion units. [ more ]
  • The US-China Trade War Rages On: DRAM Price Decline 3Q to Widen to 15%, Says TrendForce
    06-06-2019 TrendForce
    DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, points out that, as ripples from the US ban continue to spread, Huawei's shipments of smartphone and server products are feared to face heavy obstacles for the next two to three quarters , impacting peak-season-demand for DRAM products 2H and the time of price precipitation. TrendForce officially adjusts its outlook for 3Q DRAM prices from its original prediction of a 10% decline to a widened 10-15%. [ more ]
  • Lithium Batteries Increasingly Used as UPSs in Datacenters Due to High Cost-Performance Ratio, Says TrendForce
    06-05-2019 Duff Lu.
    As the datacenter market continues to grow, UPS demand receives a boost. According to statistics by EnergyTrend , a division of TrendForce , sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries remain the most widely used UPSs for datacenters. Yet lithium batteries possess advantages such as a long lifespan, quick charge/discharge speeds and a small volume, and are poised to replace SLA batteries in the future. By 2019, lithium batteries comprise 12% of batteries used in datacenters. This percentage is predicted to grow to 16% in 2020. [ more ]
  • Major Production Bases China and Mexico Both Facing the Threat of Tariffs, Casting a Shadow on This Year's TV Market Development, Says TrendForce
    06-04-2019 Eric Chiou
    As worries spring up in the market about whether the 25% tariff arising from the US-China trade war would impact TV markets, US President Trump has further announced on May 30 that he plans to levy a 5% tariff on Mexico's imports to the US on June 10 due to illegal immigrant issues. The tax will keep escalating and hit 25% in October. WitsView , a division of TrendForce , suggests that the tariff problems to follow may severely impact US market confidence and drag down global TV shipments for 2019. [ more ]
  • Smartphone Giants Actively Breaking into the TWS Bluetooth Headsets Market, Pushing Growth Up to 52.9%, Says TrendForce
    06-03-2019 TrendForce
    According to TrendForce 's latest report, the release of Bluetooth 5.0, which solved the problems of transmission and power consumption inherent in TWSs, along with the release of Apple's AirPods, gave rise to a speedily growing market. One by one, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi and other smartphone brands are also releasing TWS headsets in 2019, projected to bring TWS earbud shipments up to 78 million sets, registering a YoY growth of 52.9%. [ more ]
  • Compuforum 2019: The Big Future of Data Economics—TrendForce Takeaways
    05-31-2019 TrendForce
    The iconic, annual conference hosted by global market research institute TrendForce is held today (31) in the VIP Room on the 4th floor of the Taipei International Convention Center: Compuforum 2019: The Big Future of Data Economics. Western Digital, Intel, Bigtera (subsidiary of Silicon Motion), DELL and other giants have been invited to the conference to focus on the development of storage solutions and emerging business opportunities in an era dominated by data economics and transformed by cloud. Senior Research Director Avril Wu and Senior Analyst Mark Liu at DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, also provide developmental insights into the DRAM industry of today, and dive deep into the upgrade trends characteristic of next-generation memories, servers and datacenters. And needless to say, seats were full and responses enthusiastic. [ more ]