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%.
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.
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.
Nvidia's $40 billion ARM purchase will test current M&A "ceiling"
September 21, 2020Potentially the largest acquisition in semiconductor history faces plenty of obstacles.
Could Mexico be the winner in the US – China trade war?
September 01, 2020Taiwanese EMS giants Foxconn and Pegatron are – among others – companies that are said to consider new factories in Mexico.
Broadcom overtakes Qualcomm for first place among the top ten IC design companies
August 31, 2020According to the revenue ranking of top ten IC design companies for 2Q20 compiled by TrendForce, Broadcom was able to capture number one position by surpassing Qualcomm in quarterly revenue.
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.
Qualcomm retakes market leadership in 1Q20
June 16, 2020According to the 1Q20 revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design companies compiled from TrendForce’s latest data, Qualcomm was able to stop the trend of continuous YoY revenue declines, which lasted for the six previous consecutive quarters.
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.
Macs with Apple chips on the horizon
April 24, 2020Apple Inc. is planning to start selling Mac computers equipped with its own main processors as soon as next year.
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.
Data Center Clients pushes NAND flash revenue near 10% growth
February 25, 20204Q19 NAND flash bit shipment increased by nearly 10% QoQ thanks to demand growth from data center clients, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce.
Apple grows Daisy project to create “closed loop”
January 29, 2020In an effort to rely more heavily on recycled minerals stripped from used iPhones, Apple has announced plans to continue moving toward a “closed loop” manufacturing model that is less dependent on the mining industry for the procurement of needed minerals.
1Q20 NAND Flash price is projected to continue rising
January 03, 2020According to the latest analysis by the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, the contract price of client SSD has fallen for seven consecutive quarters until 2Q19 from peak price, to barely above the price of HDD.
Made in India: Union Minister makes appeal
September 17, 2019Following a major tech conference in New Delhi on Monday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called out electronic manufacturing industry stalwarts by name, pressing them to consider India as a major technology production hub.
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.
Google moving hardware production out of ChinaLoad more news
June 14, 2019Alphabet Inc.’s Google is moving production of Nest thermostats and server hardware out of China, avoiding punitive U.S. tariffs and an increasingly hostile government in Beijing, Bloomberg is reporting.