AAC Technologies opens new MEMS microphone design centre
May 07, 2020The new MEMS microphone design centre – located in Edinburgh, Scotland – joins a growing network of R&D centers located in China, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United States
Historical decline – smartphone production to drop by 16.5% YoY in 2Q20
May 01, 2020According to the latest investigations by TrendForce, the global spread of COVID-19 in 2020 has brought about the greatest magnitude of declines in the smartphone market in recent years.
Global top 10 IC designers’ 2019 revenues drop by 4.1% YoY
March 18, 2020Under the combined influence of the U.S. Entity List and the COVID-19 pandemic, the IC design industry is unlikely to return to growth in 2020.
Global smartphone production volume grows 9.2% in 3Q19
November 29, 2019According to TrendForce, in an effort to meet the market’s stock-up demand in the peak season, total production volume for smartphone brands in 3Q19 is estimated at 375 million units, a 9.2 growth QoQ.
Keysight & OPPO set up joint 5G test lab in Shenzhen
September 30, 2019Keysight Technologies says that the company has established a joint 5G test laboratory in Shenzhen, China with mobile device manufacturer OPPO.
iPhone XR out-ships the Galaxy A10 by two-to-one
September 06, 2019Apple’s iPhone XR lead all smartphone models in the first half of 2019, with worldwide shipments amounting to 26.9 million units, according to IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech.
Global smartphone shipments fall - again - in 2Q/2019
August 07, 2019The bad news for the global smartphone market is that global shipments fell in the second quarter, marking seven consecutive quarters of year-over-year declines.
Cell phone 3D sensing market enters growth stage
July 22, 2019LEDinside predicts that smartphone shipments are to decline for whole 2019 year, cell phone brands will be engaging in a 'specs -contest' with their flagship devices for the second half-year, and 3D sensing modules will become an important component in that race.
Global smartphone production volume may decline 5% in 2019
January 14, 2019Global smartphone production volume for 2019 is expected to be 1.41 billion units, a decrease of 3.3% compared with 2018, according to the latest report by TrendForce.
In-display fingerprint sensors on the rise
August 31, 2018Samsung will launch models with in-display fingerprint sensors, following Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO, says TrendForce. The adoption by these major Android smartphones has constantly increased the penetration of in-display fingerprint technologies, among which ultrasonic and optical fingerprint sensing have made considerable breakthroughs.
Intensified competition among smartphone companies
August 29, 2018TrendForce expects global production volume of smartphone to grow by 6% QoQ in 3q18; Huawei would overtake Apple to become world's second largest smartphone vendor for two consecutive quarters.
Global NAND Flash revenue rose by 3.5% QoQ in 2Q18
August 16, 2018DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global NAND Flash market has stayed in oversupply since the traditional slow season in 1Q18, resulting in an average drop of 15~20% in NAND Flash contract prices in 2Q18.
Chinese smartphones to take the lead on the global market
July 31, 2018Chinese smartphones to break the dominance of Korean and American brands in the global smartphone market, with a share of 54% in 2018, says TrendForce
China accounted for 7 of top 10 leading smartphone suppliers in 2017
June 29, 2018IC Insights shows a final 2017 ranking of the top smartphone leaders in terms of unit shipments; 9 of the top 12 smartphone suppliers were headquartered in China. Two South Korean companies (Samsung and LG) and one U.S. supplier (Apple) make up the remainder.
Global Mobile DRAM revenue reached a new record high in 1Q18
May 21, 2018The smartphone market entered its traditional off-peak season earlier in the middle 4Q17 as the new devices released during 2H17 did not trigger a high level of replacement demand as anticipated.
Contract prices of mobile DRAM to stay on the same path in 2Q - 3Q
May 09, 2018The latest analysis by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, finds that the interference in pricing by the China’s National Development and Reform Commission in 1Q18 is still having an effect on the mobile DRAM market in 2Q18, causing the quoting to be more conservative.
Qualcomm signs MoU with four major Asian companies
January 29, 2018Lenovo, OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi each sign a memorandum of understanding with Qualcomm Technologies for the multi-year purchase of RF front-end solutions.
Global smartphone production volume at 324M units in 2Q
August 09, 2017TrendForce’s latest smartphone market research finds flat growth in the global production volume between the first and second quarter of 2017.
7 Chinese manufacturers in Top10
June 26, 2017China accounted for 10 of Top14 leading smartphone suppliers in 2016, with the market share growing to 39 percent.
Chinese brands continue to increase combined market shareLoad more news
May 24, 2017Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 380 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 9.1 percent increase over the first quarter of 2016, according to market analyst Gartner.