Foundry revenue projected to reach historical high in 2021
April 15, 2021As the global economy enters the post-pandemic era, technologies including 5G, WiFi6/6E, and HPC (high-performance computing) have been advancing rapidly, in turn bringing about a fundamental, structural change in the semiconductor industry as well, says TrendForce.
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.
Swedish biometrics company expands in Europe and Asia
April 09, 2021Swedish biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards, is seeing more and more reasons to move closer to "the action". The world’s top three payment card producers are all based in continental Europe, while most of the largest smartphone OEMs are headquartered in Asia - so that's where the company's heading.
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.
Murata spins off plant – establishes new company
April 06, 2021Murata Manufacturing says it will spin off its Kanazawa Murata Manufacturing Sendai plant and establish a new group company with the name of Sendai Murata Manufacturing, on July 1, 2021.
LG becomes first major brand to exit smartphone market
April 06, 2021LG Electronics has announced that it is closing its mobile business unit. The decision has already been approved by its board of directors.
Top 10 fabless IC design companies see 26.4% YoY increase
March 26, 2021Qualcomm was able to overtake Broadcom for the leading position in the top 10 list primarily due to two reasons: First, the sudden demand surge for network devices; and second, Apple’s decision to once again adopt Qualcomm’s baseband processors, says Trendforce.
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.
AMOLED models increases its share on the smartphone market
March 16, 2021Among the various display technologies used for smartphones in 2021, AMOLED models are expected to account for a 39% penetration, thanks to smartphone brands’ increasing adoption of this technology, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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%.
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.
Taiwanese PCB industry reaches new high in 2020
March 03, 2021According to the Taiwan Printed Circuit Association (TPCA), the 2020 output of the cross-strait Taiwanese PCB industry increased by 5.1% from 2019 to NTD 696.3 billion (USD 23,609 million) in 2020, reaching a new high in history through a positive growth for four consecutive years.
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.
Server DRAM contract prices projected to rise by 10-15%
March 01, 2021Since 3Q20, memory suppliers’ production capacities allocated to server DRAM have dropped to about 30% of the total DRAM production capacity, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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.
German components distribution: Downturn stopped
February 15, 2021German distribution of components, according to the FBDi, increases order intake by 23% in the fourth quarter. Sales down "only" by 8.1%. Full year 2020 shows deep traces of the pandemic.
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.
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.
NAND Flash wafer prices stabilise due to high SSD demandLoad more news
February 05, 2021NAND Flash demand continues to rise as strong sales of notebook (laptop) computers spur PC OEMs to place additional orders for client SSDs, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.