DRAM revenue for 1Q/21 with an 8.7% increase QoQ
May 11, 2021Demand for DRAM exceeded expectations in 1Q/21 as the proliferation of WFH and distance education resulted in high demand for notebook computers against market headwinds, according to market researcher TrendForce.
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.
GaN IC company Navitas to go public
May 10, 2021GaN Power ICs specialis, Navitas Semiconductor, has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special-purpose acquisition company. The transaction, which values the combined entity at $1.4 billion, will result in Navitas becoming a publicly-traded company.
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.
Xiaomi to make electric cars?
April 01, 2021Xiaomi is looking to be know for more things than just its consumer electronics. The company has disclosed plans to invest USD 10 billion into a smart electric vehicle business over the course of 10 years - to usher in the new Xiaomi.
NAND Flash contract prices to increase by 3-8% QoQ in 2Q21
March 18, 2021With Samsung, YMTC, SK Hynix, and Intel leading the charge, NAND Flash suppliers will maintain an aggressive effort to expand their production capacities throughout 2Q21, during which NAND Flash bit output will likely increase by nearly 10% QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Strong growth expected for third-gen semiconductors in 2021
March 11, 2021The third-generation semiconductor industry was impaired by the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic successively from 2018 to 2020, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. But now a rapid upturn is expected.
4Q20 DRAM revenue undergoes modest 1.1% increase
March 04, 2021Global DRAM revenue reached US$17.65 billion, a 1.1% increase YoY, in 4Q20, according to TrendForce’s latest report.
NAND Flash revenue shows mere 2.9% QoQ decline in 4Q/20
March 03, 2021The quarterly total revenue of the NAND Flash industry came to USD 14.1 billion in 4Q20, showing a QoQ drop of 2.9%, according to TrendForce’s latest report.
Xiaomi partners with DBG and BYD to boost Indian manufacturing
February 26, 2021Xiaomi, or Mi India, recently completed five years of its “Make in India” journey, where the company has been producing smartphones and smart TVs locally. Now the company is upping the pace.
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.
Mini LED chip revenue likely to reach USD 270M in 2021
January 25, 2021As various TV manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, and TCL announced their new models equipped with Mini LED backlights at CES 2021, TrendForce's investigations shows that total Mini LED chip revenue from Mini LED backlight TVs to potentially reach USD 270 million in 2021, as manufacturers gradually overcome technological bottlenecks and lower their overall manufacturing costs.
Global smartphone production expected to reach 1.36B units in 2021
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.
Oversupply to continue affecting NAND flash prices
December 14, 2020The percentage distribution of 2021 NAND Flash bit demand by application currently shows that client SSD accounts for 31%, enterprise SSD 20%, eMMC/UFS 41%, and NAND wafer 8%, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Global smartphone production sets highest QoQ growth in recent years
December 02, 2020In 3Q20, the smartphone industry benefitted from the gradual easing of pandemic containment measures worldwide, the arrival of year-end holiday season, and the expanded production targets by smartphone brands looking to capture Huawei’s lost market shares, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Overall memory ASP to decline by nearly 10% given persistent oversupply in 4Q20
October 07, 2020The memory market (including DRAM and NAND Flash) is still in a state of oversupply in 4Q20, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
China’s smartphone market prepares for reshuffling as new sanctions against Huawei take effect
September 22, 2020Based on sanctions imposed on Huawei by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security on August 17, semiconductor components containing U.S.-originated technologies or software from September 15 onward can no longer be shipped to Huawei without permission from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Smartphone production registers largest YoY drop on record
August 25, 2020Smartphone production has taken quite the hit from the changing market situation brought forth by the pandemic. According to TrendForce the production of smartphones has registered the largest YoY drop on record with a 16.7% decline in 2Q20.
What are the impacts of expanded US sanctions against HuaweiLoad more news
August 21, 2020TrendForce has dug deep to analyse the potential impacts that the expanded sanctions against Huawei have on five tech industries, including semiconductors, memory products, smartphones, display panels, and 5G communications.