Enterprise SSD contract prices likely to increase by 15% QoQ
The ramp-up of the Intel Ice Lake and AMD Milan processors is expected to not only propel growths in server shipment for two consecutive quarters from 2Q21 to 3Q21, but also drive up the share of high-density products in North American hyperscalers’ enterprise SSD purchases, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Gartner: chip shortage to persist until 2Q22 The worldwide semiconductor shortage will persist through 2021, and is expected to recover to normal levels by the second quarter of 2022, according to Gartner, Inc.
China leads post-pandemic robot recovery Preliminary data from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows that sales in China increased 19% in 2020.
Market share of top 3 suppliers of base stations to undergo slight decline in 2021 Chinese and European suppliers of base station equipment are expected to once again account for a global market share of more than 70% in 2021, and the top three suppliers (along with their respective market shares) are, in order, China-based Huawei (30%), Sweden-based Ericsson (23%), and Finland-based Nokia (20%), according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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Silicon wafer shipments reach new high in 2Q21 Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 6% to 3,534 million square inches in the second quarter of 2021, surpassing the historical high set in the first quarter, SEMI reports.
NA semi equipment industry posts June 2021 Billings North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted USD 3.67 billion in billings worldwide in June 2021 (three-month average basis), reports SEMI.
High-end notebook panels to surpass 20% market share in 2022 The massive rise in market demand for notebook computers in response to distance learning needs and WFH applications from 2020 to 2021 has generated not only a double-digit growth in notebook panel shipment, but also a price hike of more than 40% for notebook panels, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Rising threat of COVID-19 to hamper smartphone production Given the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic in India and Vietnam in April and May, TrendForce is revising its forecast of annual smartphone production for 2021 from 1.36 billion units down to 1.35 billion units in response to the second wave of coronavirus that has spread throughout India and Vietnam.
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Electronic system design industry logs record first quarter Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased 17% to USD 3,1571.7 million in Q1 2021, the strongest first-quarter growth ever, the ESD Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community, announces in its Q1 2021 Electronic Design Market Data (EDMD) report.
Taiwanese IPC revenue for 1H21 reaches NTD 115.1 billion As the Taiwanese IPC (industrial PC) market suffered from deferred orders due to supply chain and logistical disruptions that took place in 1H20, total domestic IPC revenue for 1H20 reached NTD 105.4 billion, a 4.7% YoY decrease, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
NAND Flash contract prices to increase by 5-10% QoQ in 3Q21 The recent wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in India has weakened sales of retail storage products such as memory cards and USB drives, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Taiwan maintains edge as largest base for IC wafer capacity As a percent of worldwide total, China achieves largest increase in fab capacity at expense of all other regions, but still trails Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan in installed capacity.
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Semiconductor equipment sales to reach $100B in 2022 Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are forecast to surpass USD 100 billion next year, a new high, after jumping 34% to USD 95.3 billion in 2021 compared to USD 71.1 billion in 2020, SEMI reports.
DRAM prices for 3Q21 to undergo minor QoQ increase As third quarters have typically been peak seasons for the production of various end-products, the sufficiency ratio of DRAM is expected to undergo a further decrease in 3Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Annual notebook shipment likely to break records in 2021 While the stay-at-home economy generated high demand for notebook computers from distance learning and WFH applications last year, global notebook shipment for 2020 underwent a nearly 26% YoY increase, which represented a significant departure from the cyclical 3% YoY increase/decrease that had historically taken place each year, reports TrendForce.
Samsung wins almost half of the smartphone memory market According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, the global smartphone memory market clocked a total revenue of USD 11.4 billion in Q1 2021.
Global semiconductor sales up 26.2% YoY in May The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports that global semiconductor industry sales were USD 43.6 billion in the month of May 2021, an increase of 26.2% over the May 2020 total of USD 34.6 billion and 4.1% more than the April 2021 total of USD 41.9 billion.
European semiconductor sales up 31.2% YoY European semiconductor sales in May 2021 reached USS 3.777 billion, an increase of 31.2% compared to the May 2020 sales, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reports.
Malaysian lockdown expected to obstruct MLCC supply The indefinite extension of Malaysia’s MCO (movement control order) 3.0 has posed severe challenges for the global MLCC market, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
QLED/OLED TV shipment projected to break records this year Continued price hikes of TV panels, as well as a simultaneous shortage and price hike of semiconductor components required for manufacturing TV sets have forced TV brands in 2021 to reduce the shipment of their mid- and small-sized TVs in favor of the more profitable large-sized, mid- to high-end TVs instead, according to TrendForce.
Glut ratio of panels likely to rise to 2.6% in 2H21 In view of aggressive procurement activities for panels used in various applications, TrendForce forecasts a 2% glut ratio for the large-sized TFT-LCD panel market for 2021, representing a supply and demand situation that ranges from “healthy” to “slightly in shortage”.
NEV sales for 2021 projected to reach 4.35 million units As the pace of electrification accelerates in the global automotive market, and various governments worldwide implement subsidy policies that encourage consumer EV purchases, sales of new energy vehicles (NEV, which includes both BEV and PHEV) are continuing to rise as well, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
MEMS Semiconductors to strengthen after 2020 recovery Sensors and actuators made with MEMS technology are forecast to grow by high double-digit percentages in the next several years after starting a recovery in 2H20, says new report.
iPhone production for 2021 projected to reach 223M units This year, the US and Europe, which are Apple’s main markets for iPhone devices, are seeing an easing of the pandemic and expecting an economic recovery. Furthermore, Apple is expected to benefit from Huawei’s abandonment of some market share for high-end smartphones, and the sales of the new iPhone devices in 2H21 will likely be boosted thanks to this development.
Supply of large-sized panel DDI likely to remain tight The stay-at-home economy generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has galvanised a rising demand for IT products this year, with a corresponding increase in DDI demand as well, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Trends in worldwide semiconductor production capacity The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) has made a deep dive, looking into the wafer fab capacities for semiconductor-producing regions worldwide.
IC Insights raises its 2021 IC market forecast to +24% The analysts at IC Insights expects the global IC market to exceed USD 500 billion for the first time in 2021.Load more news