Looming Price Hikes, Tight Supply for LCD Driver ICs

Rising demand for internet of things (IoT), automotive electronics and smart home devices are driving foundries to shift some of their 200-mm production from LCD driver ICs to more profitable power management IC (PMIC) and microcontroller (MCU) devices, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The result: panel makers should expect five to 10 percent higher…

TrendForce: Samsung, China Meeting Could Moderate DRAM Prices

A December meeting between China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Samsung Electronics about the company’s role in price increases for memory products could moderate DRAM price hikes in the first quarter of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange a division of TrendForce. It also could potentially drive Samsung, the market leader for DRAM and NAND flash, to…

LEDinside: Capacity expansion at top Chinese LED chip manufacturers

China’s LED Chip Capacity Expansion Halts Price Hikes, Tight Supply

Rising LED chip prices, experienced over the past 18 months, are coming to an end in the fourth quarter of 2017 thanks to production capacity expansion by Chinese suppliers. The largest Chinese LED chip manufacturers including San’an Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek have recently lowered their prices, signaling an end to price hikes and undersupply in…

NAND Flash Prices to Drop 5% in Q1; Oversupply Forecast

NAND flash prices are expected to fall by five percent in the first quarter of 2018 due to production capacity expansion and lower demand during the traditional off-peak season, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Demand from notebook, tablet and smartphones (primarily Chinese branded) is expected to fall by more than 15 percent in the…