Apple expands the use of recycled materials
April 22, 2022The Cupertino company has released new details on the increased use of recycled content across its products. For the first time, the company introduced certified recycled gold, and more than doubled the use of recycled tungsten, rare earth elements, and cobalt.
Top 10 foundries post record 4Q21 performance
March 14, 2022The output value of the world’s top 10 foundries in 4Q21 reached USD 29.55 billion, or 8.3% growth QoQ, according to TrendForce’s research.
4Q21 smartphone production sees highest QoQ growth
March 01, 2022Global smartphone production came to 356 million units for 2021, showing a QoQ increase of 9.5%, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Smartphone camera module shipments to reach 4.92B in 2022
January 13, 2022In recent years, the biggest trend of smartphone camera modules is the increasing number of rear camera modules, according to TrendForce’s investigations.
Foundry revenue rises by 12% QoQ for 3Q21, says TrendForce
December 03, 2021Although the demand for end products related to the stay-at-home economy slowed down as many countries saw rising vaccination rates and were partially lifting social distancing restrictions, the decline in foundry orders from this source was more than offset by the traditional peak season for smartphones, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Smartphone production see modest 5.7% QoQ increase in 3Q21
November 30, 2021The smartphone market is showing an improvement in demand during the second half of this year due to the peak season for e-commerce promotional activities and the easing of COVID-19 outbreaks in regions such as Southeast Asia, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Smartphone production to return to pre-pandemic level in 2022
November 17, 2021Smartphones are essential to people’s daily lives and constitute a basic necessity. TrendForce therefore expects the smartphone industry to rebound and post marginal growth next year, assuming that economic activities worldwide will mostly return to normal by then.
NAND flash prices to enter cyclical downturn in 2022
October 21, 2021Contract prices of NAND Flash products are expected to undergo a marginal drop of 0-5% QoQ in 4Q21 as demand slows, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Global smartphone production declines by 11% QoQ to 307M units for 2Q21
September 09, 2021The recent surges of COVID-19 cases in India, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asian countries have adversely affected the global smartphone market in terms of production and demand, according to TrendForce.
Global PCB Top100: Bigger gets bigger and faster
August 24, 2021Compared with last year's list, the number of companies in each region is 56 in China (+4), 25 in Taiwan (-2), 21 in Japan (+3), 14 in South Korea (+2), 4 in the United States (same), 5 in Europe (same), and 3 in Southeast Asia (-1).
NAND Flash contract prices to increase by 5-10% QoQ in 3Q21
July 16, 2021The 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.
Malaysian lockdown expected to obstruct MLCC supply
July 01, 2021The 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.
iPhone production for 2021 projected to reach 223M units
June 22, 2021This 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.
Lockdown in Malaysia to have no effect on chip companies
June 02, 2021National governments in Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, have been instituting increasingly stringent pandemic control measures in response to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic in these countries.
8 people killed in Shanghai factory fire
April 26, 2021Eight people, including two firefighters, died in a fire that broke out at a factory in suburban Shanghai on Thursday afternoon, Shanghai Municipal People's Government said on Friday.
Smartphone camera module shipment to hit new highsLoad more news
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.