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  • Kingston, ADATA, and Tigo Took Top Three in TrendForce’s 2018 Ranking of Branded SSD Module Makers by Market Share for Channel-Market SSDs
    09-17-2019 TrendForce
    TrendForce’s latest analysis of the SSD market finds that the total worldwide shipments of branded SSDs bound for the channel (retail) market in 2018 reached around 81 million units, showing a huge increase of 50% from 2017. Kingston Technology, ADATA Technology, and Tigo retained first, second, and third place respectively in the ranking of branded SSD module makers (excluding NAND Flash suppliers) by market share for channel-market SSDs. [ more ]
  • Server Shipments Fell Short of Expectations in 1H19 Due to Relocation of Production Lines That Supply Data Centers, Says TrendForce
    09-09-2019 Mark Liu
    TrendForce’s latest analysis of the server market finds that the global demand was noticeably lower than usual during 1H19 on account of the escalation of the US-China trade dispute. As the market enters the second half of the year, the replacement demand associated with the migration to the latest server processor platforms has yet to pick up significantly. Moreover, the demand from customers in China’s data center market is still rather uncertain. On the other hand, shipments from ODM direct businesses in the US to North America’s data center market is expected to maintain robust growth during the year’s second half. The growth from this end will compensate for the other factors that negatively affect the overall demand. Consequently, this year’s global server shipments will be roughly on par with the level of the previous year. [ more ]
  • Tsinghua Unigroup’s DRAM Fab Is Scheduled for Completion in 2021 but Technology Remains the Biggest Challenge to Production, Reports TrendForce
    09-05-2019 TrendForce
    Tsinghua Unigroup announced on August 27 that it has signed an agreement with the Chongqing government to establish an R&D center and a wafer fab for DRAM production. The construction of these facilities, which will be located in Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area, is scheduled to start near the end of 2019 and finish in 2021. TrendForce believes this latest event is another indication of China’s unwavering determination to achieve self-sufficiency in the supply of memory products. The continuing escalation of the US-China trade dispute and the blacklisting of JHICC by the US government have compelled the Chinese government to redouble their efforts to build up a domestic DRAM industry. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Estimates a 13% QoQ Growth in Global Foundry Revenue for 3Q19; Peak Season Will Be Weaker Than Expected Due to the US-China Trade Dispute
    09-04-2019 Topology
    The global demand for semiconductor components in the second half of the year will be noticeably stronger compared with the first half due to the effect of the traditional peak season. TrendForce currently estimates that the global foundry revenue in 3Q19 will increase by 13% QoQ. TSMC, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries will again take first, second, and third place respectively in the revenue ranking. TSMC’s revenue market share is estimated at 50.5% in 3Q19, whereas the market shares of Samsung and Global foundries are estimated at 18.5% and 8% respectively for the same period. Although the end demand will be driven by the positive seasonality in 2H19, its growth will be lower compared with 2H18 due to the uncertainties around the US-China trade disputes. TrendForce thus expects the rebound in the semiconductor market during the year’s second half to be significantly weaker compared with the same period of the previous years. [ more ]
  • Toshiba Memory’s Operation Could Make Huge Gains From the Acquisition of Lite-On’s SSD Business, Says TrendForce
    09-03-2019 Alan Chen
    Taiwan’s Lite-On Technology Corp. (Lite-On) announced on August 30 that it will offload the entire stake of its SSD business to Toshiba Memory Holdings Corp. (TMCHD). The purchase price is provisionally set at US$165 million, and the transaction is scheduled to be completed by 1H20. TrendForce’s preliminary assessment of this deal finds that Lite-On’s SSD business has significant advantages in operational efficiency and flexibility. Thus, the acquisition could be a major boon to TMCHD in terms of enhancing the range and quality of product offerings. [ more ]
  • Global Top Ten IC Design Companies for 2Q19 Ranked by Revenue Released, with Top Five Registering Revenue Fall, Says TrendForce
    08-29-2019 CY Yao
    According to the newest statistics by TrendForce, the global top ten IC design companies for 2Q19 ranked by revenue have just been released, in which we see revenues of the top five all falling YoY. This was due to the US-China trade war, mounting inventory levels along the supply chain and less-than-satisfactory global demand for consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, LCDs, TVs, servers etc. NVIDIA registered the largest decline among the five: 20.1%. This is also the first time in three years that Nvidia's seen YoY revenue declines for three consecutive quarters. [ more ]
  • Smartphone Production Volume Grew 10.5% QoQ in 2Q19, with a 5% Decline Forecast for the Whole Year, Says TrendForce
    08-28-2019 TrendForce
    According to investigations by TrendForce, smartphone demand has already made it out of the gloomy offseason of 2Q19, with production volume coming to 344 million units, a 10.5% QoQ growth. Yet the many uncertainties circulating in the international market still caused smartphone production volume to weaken by 2.4% YoY in 2Q19, with the top six being Samsung, Huawei, Apple, OPPO, Xiaomi and Vivo in descending order. [ more ]
  • Global Automotive LED Revenue Still on the Rise, with Everlight to Enter the Top Ten for 2018, Says TrendForce
    08-26-2019 Terri Wang
    According to the newest 2019 Global Automotive LED Market Report- Passenger Car and Box Truck report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, the global automotive market has been showing declines since 2018 amid global trade frictions and economic recessions, but the penetration rates of LEDs in various major automotive lighting products continued to rise. Furthermore, new energy cars have a greater demand for LEDs than traditional cars do while boasting a faster growth in shipments. This will cause the volume of and revenue for automotive LED products to maintain modest growth in future years, with global automotive LED revenue forecast to arrive at US$3.17 billion in 2019 and to register a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period 2018-2023. [ more ]