DRAM Prices Continue to Surge

Contract prices of PC DRAM modules are expected to rise nearly 40 percent on average, sequentially, in the first quarter of 2017, and continue to climb in the second quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. In addition, capacity expansion by suppliers won’t impact the market until the second half of 2017, resulting in worsening…

IHS Markit flat panel display market forecast.

Tight Component Supply Stabilizes LCD Panel Costs

Tighter supply of color filters, polarizers and driver ICs, coupled with strong consumer electronics demand during the holiday stock-up, is slowing production cost reductions for LCD panels, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. “As upstream suppliers are less willing to make further price concessions, panel makers are constrained in their cost-cutting efforts,” said WitsView. “In…

Will Micro-LEDs Be a Game Changer in the LED Supply Chain?

Micro-LEDs can be a game changer for the LED industry thanks to a host of value-added opportunities, which could reshuffle various parts of the component supply chain, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, at LEDforum 2016. The conference focused on micro-LED as the next-generation display technology. “Potential applications of micro-LED extend beyond display systems,” said…