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 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.
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.
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.
TrendForce: new iPhone models key to Qualcomm’s top spot in 3Q20
December 18, 2020Apple’s release of the iPhone 12, which has been popular in the consumer markets, led to soaring demand for Qualcomm’s 5G modems and RF chips, in turn propelling Qualcomm’s revenues past that of its rival Broadcom once again to clinch the number one spot in the revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design (fabless) companies for 3Q20, says TrendForce.
Anger over unpaid wages led to violent protests at Wistron India
December 16, 2020videos circulating on social media show workers at an iPhone production plant, run by Taiwan-based Wistron Corp at Narasapura near Bengaluru, smashing windows and furniture as they protest unpaid wages.
Global smartphone production sets highest QoQ growth in recent yearsLoad more news
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.