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.
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.
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.
Under-display fingerprint sensor for smartphones to top 100M units by 2019
April 30, 2018Smartphone brands are expected to increase their adoption of under-display fingerprint sensors, which allow phones to have full-screen displays with an invisible fingerprint feature, according to IHS Markit.
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 share
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.
Trendforce: NAND Flash shortage will increase SSD and EMMC prices
December 14, 2016DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global shortage of NAND Flash has reached its most severe phase for 2016 in this fourth quarter.
DRAM contract prices to rise over 10 percent sequentially
September 09, 2016DRAM contract prices to rise over 10 percent sequentially in fourth quarter as memory demand stays hot.
Double-digit gains for seven of the Top 20
August 17, 2016MediaTek and AMD register the fastest 2Q16/1Q16 growth rates of 32 percent and 23 percent respectively, writes market analyst IC Insights.
Smartphone component suppliers step up productionLoad more news
March 24, 2016The global smartphone demand has been stagnant since the fourth quarter of 2015. All branded vendors therefore have lowered their shipment targets, and the entire market spent about three months on channel inventory digest.