Industry & Market Trends Analysis

Global Industry Trends Jan.-Mar., 2018
  1. Information and communications industry l   Shipments of Top 3 IT Products to Decline in 2018 after Higher-than-expected Shipment Performance in 2017 Shipment performance of the top three IT products was higher than expected in 2017. Notebook PC shipments signaled the first hike after two years of declines. However, applications of these IT products continue to wane. The strong demand in 2017 may increase pressure on shipments in 2018. Therefore, shipments of th......
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Global Industry Trends Oct.-Dec., 2017
  1. Information and communications industry l   Silicon Wafer Supply and Expansion Conservatism Becomes the Reason for Increased Prices End market electronic products enhance wafer businesses for two reasons. The first is that the demand for data computation by these devices has increased. The second is that their features have grown more complex. According to TrendForce’s statistics, 2018 currently has the largest scope of silicon wafers being used in end market electr......
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Global Industry Trends, Aug.-Sept., 2017
  1. Information and communications industry l   5G to drive demand for RF demand With the maturity of 5G technology, RF front-end chips will bring new market opportunities. Demand for RF PAs is expected to grow further. The traditional metal oxide semiconductor process will be replaced by GaN (Gallium Nitride) process. As 5G technology requires support for more components and higher frequency, GaAs manufacturing process will see steady growth. The introduction of new RF tech......
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Global Industry Trends May-July, 2017
   1. Information and communications industry l   Development of new materials to contribute to the advancement of semiconductor technology Chip manufacturing technology will evolve towards five directions. In patterning and FEOL processes, die shrink causes electric current leakage, leading to low transistor performance. As a result, the space between the conductive wires in the BEOL layer must be reduced, resulting in insulation problems due to the extremely thin i......
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Market Trends Analysis May-July, 2017
  1. Declines in global FDI According to the World Investment Report 2017 published by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in June 2017, global FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flows fell by 2% to US$1.75 trillion in 2016, remaining below its pre-financial crisis level.   James Zhan, the leader of the research team, says the 14% decline in FDI flows to developing countries involves many potential issues that need to be explored. FDI flows to developing Asia c......
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Market Trends Analysis Aug.-Sept., 2017
  1. Global trade and development According to the Trade and Development Report 2017 published by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in September 2017, global economy has continued a slow recovery in 2017. UNCTAD forecasts that global economy will grow 2.6% this year, slightly higher than the 2.2% registered in 2016, but below the 3.2% average before the financial crisis. UNCTAD indicates fiscal austerity as the main obstacle to a robust recovery in ad......
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Market Trends Analysis Oct.-Dec., 2017
  According to the IMF's October update of the "World Economy Outlook" report, the 2017 and 2018 global economic growth forecasts have been raised from last April's 3.5% and 3.6% to 3.6% and 3.7%. Although the growth outlooks for the U.S. and U.K. for 2017 and 2018 have been slipping (and causing the global growth rate forecasts to be lowered by 0.1%), the influences of better than average forecast performance in the Euro area, Japan, Russia, and newly developing countries in t......
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Market Trends Analysis Jan.-Mar., 2018
  1. Global Economic Outlook According to World Economic Outlook Update published by IMF in January 2018, global output grew by 3.7% in 2017, 0.1 percentage point higher than the estimate and 0.5 percentage point higher than in 2016. Major economies including the US, China, Germany, Japan, the UK, and India all posted over 1.5% growth. Amid global economic growth and the impact of US tax policy changes, IMF has revised upward the global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 ......
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