Growth in smartphone production for 2021 drops to 8.5% YoY
May 10, 2021TrendForce’s investigations find that India has become the second largest market for smartphones since 2019. However, the recent worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has severely impaired India’s domestic economy and subsequently dampened various smartphone brands’ production volume and sales (sell-in) performances there.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464B
May 07, 2021Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed strongly in 2020. Demand by industry was uneven throughout the year due to global lockdowns, remote work and education, and shifts in consumer buying behaviour, according to the IDC who believes that growth will accelerate this year, desipte market shortages.
Apple to invest $430 billion in the US over next five years
April 27, 2021The accelerated commitment will fund a new North Carolina campus and job-creating investments in fields like silicon engineering and 5G technology. Ultimatly, the $430 billions will result in 20,000 new jobs across the US over the next five years.
Better display specs translate to higher sales for Apple
April 22, 2021Shipment of Apple's Mini LED iPad Pro expected to reach five million units in 2021, all thanks to improved display technology, says market researcher.
Smartphone camera module shipment to hit new highs
April 12, 2021In response to consumers’ growing emphasis on camera performance as a major selling point of smartphones, smartphone brands have successively released multi-camera handsets to target this rising demand and seize market shares, in turn driving up the annual shipment volume of smartphone camera modules, according to TrendForce.
From ninth place in the global ranking to exiting the market
April 08, 2021TrendForce’s investigations finds that LG manufactured merely 30.6 million smartphones last year, which represented a 2.4% market share. The Korean company took ninth place in the global ranking of smartphone brands by production volume in 2020.
Top 10 fabless IC design companies see 26.4% YoY increase
March 26, 2021Qualcomm was able to overtake Broadcom for the leading position in the top 10 list primarily due to two reasons: First, the sudden demand surge for network devices; and second, Apple’s decision to once again adopt Qualcomm’s baseband processors, says Trendforce.
Texas weather to lower smartphone production by about 5%
March 12, 2021It's very much a domino effect. The shutdown of Samsungs operations in Austin, Texas will in turn impair shipments of Qualcomm 5G RFIC, as well as other products which are important for the production of smartphones. TrendForce estimates that the interruption will lower 2Q21 smartphone production by about 5%.
Apple to invest over EUR 1bn in European Silicon Design Center in Munich
March 10, 2021Apple will make Munich its European Silicon Design Center, adding hundreds of new employees and a new facility focused on connectivity and wireless technologies.
David versus Goliath - Europe's standing on the global market
March 03, 2021Europe's world market share of electronics is falling and is on its way to 8%. To put this in perspective, Apple and Samsung each claim the electronics annual demand of all of Europe - a single company as much as all of Europe!
Apple and Samsung remain the top chip buyers in 2020
February 12, 2021Gartner says that the top 10 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increased their semiconductor spending by 10% in 2020, and accounted for 42% of the total market, up from 40.9% in 2019.
The cost of making an iPhone – a trip down memory lane
February 11, 2021In the summer of 2007, Apple released its first iPhone. To be truthful, it turned the market on its head and rapidly climbed to the number 1 spot. Let’s look closer at six of the models and their cost of manufacturing.
John Ternus to take over as Apple's hardware engineering chief
January 26, 2021Apple's Dan Riccio will transition to a new role focusing on a new project and reporting to CEO Tim Cook. John Ternus will now lead Apple’s Hardware Engineering organization as a member of the executive team.
Denso team up with Aeva to develop sensing and perception systems
January 20, 2021Mobility supplier Denso says that it is partnering with U.S. LiDAR and perception systems company, Aeva, to develop next-generation sensing and perception systems.
TrendForce expects 5-10% price hike for LED chips
January 19, 2021While major OEMs such as Apple and Samsung prepare to release their new notebook computers, tablets, and TVs that are fully equipped with Mini LED backlights this year, various companies in the LED supply chain began procuring Mini LED chips ahead of time in 4Q20, leading to an explosive demand growth for these chips, which in turn crowded out the LED suppliers’ production capacities for other mainstream LED chips.
TSMC to kick off mass production of Intel CPUs in 2H21
January 14, 2021Intel has outsourced the production of about 15-20% of its non-CPU chips, with most of the wafer starts for these products assigned to TSMC and UMC, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Five mega-deals pushed M&A value to $118B last year
January 13, 2021The value of the mergers and acquisitions seen last year within the semiconductor industry set a new record. Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of USD 118.0 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD 107.7 billion reached in 2015
Appear partners with Foxconn on new smartphone
January 08, 2021Appear Inc. is launching the worlds first graphene battery-powered 5G Smartphone, and to meet expected demand the company has partnered with with Foxconn India.
Global notebook shipment expected to reach 217M units in 2021
January 07, 2021Owing to the stay-at-home economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, not only did yearly notebook computer shipment surpass 200 million units for the first time ever, but the 22.5% YoY growth was also the highest on record, says TrendForce.
Global smartphone production expected to reach 1.36B units in 2021Load more news
January 05, 2021Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartphone production reached a mere 1.25 billion units in 2020, a record-breaking 11% YoY decrease, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.