LEDinside: LED package production value only to post 9.6%YoY growth in 2013; tablet PC and smartphone to be the key demand drivers

LED has been penetrated into a wide range of applications such as lighting and TV, thanks to the rapid price fall and aggressive push among vendors. Despite the LED market is still growing steadily in terms of demand, corresponding market growth slows down amid excess capacity build. LEDinside expects the LED package industry to grow only 9.6% YoY at US$11.27 billion in 2013. In spotlight: iPad Mini, Android & Windows tablet PC The LED market value for backlight application is expected to be flat YoY at US$2.69 billion in 2013 with tablet PC con...
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Lighting Korea 2012 Exhibition Report

Lighting Korea, a major lighting exhibition in South Korea, is organized by the Korea Institute of Lighting Technology and Korea Lighting and Utensils Association. The 2012 exhibition will take place in the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center beginning October 17, and cover many varieties of lighting related items, including controller chips, modules, and daily lighting appliances. There will also be an opportunity to see intuitive LED designs created by many of South Korea’s Academic Institutions. These designs demonstrate both the theoretical and practi...
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LEDinside : incandescent lamps fade out from lighting industry , and LED bulbs take off

2012 is an unusual year for global lighting as government around the world begins to commit in promoting energy-saving policies of banning incandescent lamps, and the cost of LED lighting keeps to fall; these factors help to stimulate the growth of the energy-saving market.
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LED Bulbs Feast from Global LED Companies in 2012

  LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, conducted a survey showing that the retail price of worldwide LED bulb is decreasing slightly in July, 2012. For the first time, the bottom price of the commodity is below 10 USD in Britain, which would replace 40-watt incandescent lamp. Besides, the average price of the commodity which takes place of 60-watt incandescent lamp is also falling stably in all the world. More than that, at the moment LED bulb incline to be cost-effective and most famous manufacture are trying to keeping their high quality standards of prod...
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LEDinside Takes You to Visit LED Show in The China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE)

The China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) has grandly opened on September 6, 2012. There are more than 3000 enterprises joined, and the exhibition area is up to 100,000 square meters. In particular, the exhibition area for LED is over 30,000 square meters. According to LEDinside, this exhibition covers all kinds of LED industry. Among them, enterprises which are engaged in substrate and epitaxial wafer development play a key role. Meanwhile, Chinese localization concept is obvious. Statistics have shown that the number of Chinese sapphire subs...
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LEDinside: Global LED Lighting Market Focus Shifting to Asia under European Debt Crisis

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, major lighting markets in the world have been affected by the European debt crisis in varying degrees. Certain Chinese LED firms whose businesses rely heavily on overseas markets have seen a decline in orders, which is particularly pronounced in the European lighting market. As a result, many LED companies start to shift their focus to the Chinese LED bidding market. In fact, China has recently restarted the bidding for LED subsidies in July, which provided hope for many LED firms.
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LEDinside: Taiwan LED Makers’ Revenue Stayed Flat in June, LED Industry to Face Severe Challenge in 2H12

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the June revenues of Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers totaled NT$8.8 billion (MoM+1.12%, YoY-5.6%). Benefiting from the climbing demand for consumer electronic appliances and the traditional lighting peak season, the LED industry’s 2Q12 revenue reached NT$25.82 billion (QoQ+22.7%). Looking towards the second half of 2012, the LED industry will face a severe challenge – affected by the lukewarm economic outlook and the European debt crisis, the future for end market does not seem b...
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Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 Report: New LED Chip, Equipment, and Plant Lighting Products Generated Buzz

At Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 and Display Taiwan 2012, LEDinside found that 40W-60W equivalent LED bulb and LED tube makers adopt mid and small power LED chips in pursuit of better lm/$. One of the highlights at the exhibition was Osram’s release of Duris 5630 LED series, targeting Asian commercial lighting market. The two exhibitions commenced on June 19-21. Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 had 1,525 booths and Display Taiwan 2012 had 473, a total of 2,018 booths and 820 participating companies. LEDinside Survey Currently, E...
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Introduction to LEDs’ Basics

By Scott Patterson Light bulbs are seemed everywhere, and there are more than 20 billion light bulbs around the world right now. On an average that for every one person, there would be three light bulbs. In the future, we can expect a replacement of all the current lightbulbs with those of LEDs. The reason for the occurrence of this replacement is due to the fact that LEDs’ efficacy is multiple times higher than those of incandescent light bulbs. LED is possible in reproduce the theoretical limit of the conversion from electricity to light set by physics. LEDinsid...
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LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou Highlights: The Demands for LED Lighting will keep Increasing

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou organized by LEDinside and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, as well as co-sponsored by CNLEDW.com ,has grandly opened at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8 on June 11, 2012. This LEDforum has invited global LED market leaders from Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Henkel (China), Lextar, Aixtron, Veeco Instruments, KLA-Tencor and Laytec to give wonderful presentations.   Dr. C.L. Liu from TrendForce Corp. gave an opening speech Louis...
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LED Package Price For Lighting Application Falls By 10%, New Developments on LED Backlight Market with Arrival of Direct-Lit Displays

According to price surveys by LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, affected by dwindling Q1 inventory and Q2 rush orders, LED package price for the backlight application quotes has eased in Q2, with a decline of approximately 3%. On the LED lighting market, 5630 packages were pulled from use in backlight applications, to be used in lighting instead. The sudden volume increase resulted in price slashing for this quarter’s low to mid power LED packages, with an average decrease of around 10%. Q1’12 LED Price Review Due to relatively high Q...
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12’May LED Light Bulb ASP Stayed Flat Under the Impact of New Product Introduction

According to the latest price survey by LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, in May 2012, global LED light bulb price basically remained stable without dramatic fluctuations. 40W equivalent LED light bulb ASP saw no remarkable changes as prices of existing products around the world kept flat or slightly dropped while general prices of new arrivals were relatively high. On the other hand, 60W equivalent LED light bulb ASP dipped by 1% to USD 33.5, price falls mainly occurring in Korea and UK.   40W equivalent LED light bulb: prices o...
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LayTec's Latest Product Pyro 400 Received Aurora Award 2012

On June 11th, 2012, LayTec received the “Aurora Award 2012” in the category “The Best LED Test Equipment” for its latest product, Pyro 400. LEDinside, a Business Division of TrendForce Corp., granted the Aurora award to honor outstanding products for the LED industry. Tom Thieme, LayTec´s general sales manager, received the prize at the Aurora award ceremony that took place in conjunction with the recent LEDforum Guangzhou, China. Thomas Zettler, LayTec´s CEO & president, stated: “We are very proud...
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AIXTRON wins LEDinside Aurora Award 2012

Best MOCVD Equipment Award 2012 for latest CRIUS II-XL Technology At the LEDforum 2012 in Guangzhou, China, AIXTRON SE has been awarded the 2012 LEDinside Aurora Award in the “Best MOCVD Equipment” category. With this award, the jury has honored and recognized outstanding products and performance in the LED industry. AIXTRON received its award for its latest CRIUS II-XL technology. Dr. C. L. Liu (on the right), Chairman of Trendforce Corporation, presented the award to AIXTRON’s Vice P...
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Lenovo Awarded the First TÜV Rheinland Green Product Mark on Display Product Worldwide

Shenzhen, May.28th – Lenovo ThinkVision LT2323z VoIP display product successfully passed TÜV Rheinland Integrated Green Product Certification, which will be issued the world 1st green product mark. The award ceremony was held at the Shenzhen Westin Hotel, with Holger Kunz, Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China, and Eric Yu, Executive Director and General Manager of Lenovo Group Worldwide Visuals Business Unit in attendance.
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LEDinside:European LED commercial lighting market value to increase by 7 times in four years, hit US$1.9 billion by 2015

According to TrendForce’s “2011-2015 European LED Lighting Market Report” by the LED research division LEDinside, European LED lighting market’s rapid growth is attributed to the energy-saving awareness and high electricity prices in Europe, especially the latter. For example, if a 7W LED light bulb (a replacement for 40W incandescent light bulb) is used for eight hours a day for a month (31 days), it can save 8 kWh compared to using an 40W incandescent light bulb. With the electricity prices of EU-27, US$2 can be saved every month by...
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LightFair International 2012 Report I: The 29th GE Edison Awards

As its official website suggests, the annual GE Edison Award, organized by U.S. lighting giant GE Lighting, “recognizes excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ significant use of GE lamps.” According to LEDinside, the award is a stage for international lighting companies to present their strengths. The 29th Annual GE Edison Awards was held during LightFair International 2012. The highest honor -GE Edison Award- was presented to Cambridge, Mass.-based lighting firm Lam partners for their work at the United States ...
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12’Mar LED Light Bulb Price Downtrend Curbed, 40W Equivalent LED Light Bulb Price Climbed 7%

According to the latest price survey by LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the global LED light bulb price downtrend did not persist in March – 40W equivalent LED light bulb ASP went up by almost 7%, with the uptrend mostly attributed to Japan and the United Kingdom. On the other hand, 60W equivalent LED light bulb ASP dipped by 1.6% in March at US$ 33. TrendForce indicates, aside from the United States, the prices around the world stopped sliding in 12’Mar; prices in certain areas even saw a rather large rebound. Besides t...
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Chinese May Day Holiday Demand Pickup and Outdoor, Commercial Lighting Peak Season Spurred LED Chip and LED Package Makers’ Utilization Rates to Reach 80%-90% in March

According to LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the March revenues of Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers totaled NT$8.109 billion (MoM+17.72%, YoY-12.2%). Due to the inventory stocking in the backlight market and the impending peak season of the commercial lighting market, the orders are expected to pour in well into May. The 1Q12 revenues of Taiwanese LED companies amounted to NT$21.05 billion (-2.5%QoQ, -14.9%YoY). The TV demand triggered by the May Day Holiday will help shed light on the market acceptance of the new TVs. Reven...
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12’Feb LED Light Bulb ASP Slid 20% in U.S., Japanese Wide Beam Products Garner Attention

ASP of 40W equivalent LED light bulb slid below US$20 in U.S. According to the latest survey conducted by LEDinside, the LED research division of TrendForce, the global LED light bulb price continued to dip in 12’Feb, but the downtrend has curbed – the ASP of 40W equivalent LED light bulb merely dropped 0.1%, while the ASP plummeted by 19% in the United States to below US$20. The global ASP of 60W equivalent LED light bulb dropped to US$33.6, and the price downtrend was most prominent in the United States and Japan. ASP ...
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LEDinside: New LED TVs Fueled LED Utilization Rate, Orders to Continue Pouring in well into April

According to LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, the February revenues of Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers totaled NT$ 6.92 billion (MoM+14.1%, YoY-4.5%). Due to the inventory stocking in the backlight market and increasing bidding projects in the lighting market, LEDinside expects the high demand to persist well into April, 2012. LED Backlight Market Outlook Korean panel makers launched new LED TVs in 2012, which stimulated the demand and in turn increased LED companies’ utilization rates. As a result, LED makers’ revenues...
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LEDinside: South Korean Low Price LED TVs Garner Attention, 2012 to see LED TV Penetration Rate Exceed 70%

Samsung is reported to stop production of CCFL LCD TV, which uses fluorescent lamp as the TV backlight, and will only manufacture LED TV. Since it entering the market in 2009, LED TV has been the high-end choice in the TV market, but its high cost prevents its popularity from further increasing. In a nod to it, Samsung will be actively pushing its direct-type LED TV in 2012 in the hope of increasing LED TV’s penetration rate.   Korean New LED TV Price  on Par With CCFL TV, LED Penetration Rate to Exceed 70% in 201...
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LEDinside Chinese LED Lighting Market Report in 2011-2015 (Janpanese Version)

LEDinside indicated that there will be a first small peak in the Chinese market in 2012, and the LED lighting market will be likely to come to 2 billion USD, its penetration rate in the general lighting market up 15.6%. LEDinside forecasted that the Chinese LED lighting market scale will reach 7.6 billion USD and 38.4% in 2015. At that time, China will rank top 3 in the global LED lighting market.
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LEDinside: Despite Inventory Pressure on LED Makers, LED Backlight Demand Expected to Pick Up in March

According to LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, the revenues of Taiwanese listed LED manufacturers totaled NT$ 6.54 billion (MoM-11.99%, YoY-19.6%). In retrospect, the under performing peak season in 2011 and the dull demand made the LED chip and package manufacturers fail to reproduce the booming 1H11 revenue growth in 2H11. At present, given the inventory pressure, many LED makers are actively seeking joint ventures and improving their product quality to create greater product differentiation. LEDinside believes that the gloomy economic climate will ...
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LEDinside :Averages Selling Prices for High-power LED Components Have Plunged

Estimates of LEDinside, an industry data source in Taipei, show average selling prices for high-power LED components have plunged 43% in one year. To cite a simple measure, the cost of an LED alternative, now $15 to $25 each, to a 40-watt incandescent bulb could fall to $10 to $15 in coming quarters, according to Roger Chu, research director of green energy at LEDinside. He expects stiff price cuts to continue in coming years. Dropping prices surely hurt manufacturers’ near-term revenues and margins. But they could also spell great news in the long run to acceler...
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Ready or Not LED Light Bulb is on Its Way Out

by Paul Williams Graph Credit:GE Lighting According to LEDinside, by 2012 the nation (the U.S.) will start to save over 25 percent of electricity on lighting due to the law congress passed on regulating new light bulbs manufactured. Carbon emission is aimed to be reduced by millions of tons. The traditional light bulb, the commonly known Thomas Edison’s original light bulb, unexpectedly transformed itself into a powerful sentimental symbol. With consumer anxiously worry about losing the familiar old bulbs and quickly find themselves upset with government...
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LEDinside: LED Industry News Timeline in 2011

Summary: The New Year is around the corner and in the soon-to-last 2011, there are so many unforgettable moment for LED industry. As we know, global LED market faces many opportunities and challenges in 2011, with so many unpredicted problems including Japanese earthquake in March 11, Europe debt crisis, and unsatisfactory demand coming flood. Some LED companies have to declare bankruptcy, while others take active part in fighting against the trouble. When many people are immerse in the sadness comes from Japanese catastrophe, some clever LED manufactures seize ...
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Exclusive Interview with Mr. Xu Hong, Deputy General Manager of LEELEDS: Aim to become the Best Supplier of the Smart Lighting Control System Solution

LEELEDS, a member of Leedarson Lighting made a splendid appearance with its smart lighting solution at the 2011 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. The solution enabled consumers to completely control their lighting with the ability to remotely turn lights on and off, and dim them in a wireless way. It turned the smart lighting system into a smart energy management solution for residential or commercial lighting thus drew wide attention from the industry and media. LEDinside therefore made an exclusive interview with Mr. Xu Hong, Deputy General Manager of LEEL...
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Only 7 Days until LEDforum 2011 Taipei, Countdown to the Industry’s Biggest Event

LEDforum 2011 Taipei is a two-day event organized by LEDinside and will be held on November 1st and 2nd at National Taiwan University Hospital International Conference Center. The agenda for the first day features the latest LED market trends in upstream component, manufacturing equipment and LED chips, while the agenda for the second day covers other important areas such as driver IC, package and lighting applications. Focused on the future direction of LED industry, LEDforum is an advanced conference to grasp new market trend and future opportunities.
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2011—2015 China's LED Lighting Market Research Report

Chapter 1 Overview of the Chinese LED Lighting Market Supply Chain Introduction Along with a constant increasing crude oil price pressure, and a rising awareness of energy-saving and carbon emission reduction, Light Emitting Diode (LED), as a solid-state lighting source, driven by the constant increase of its luminous efficacy and cost reduction, with the advantages such as small size, easy integration with system design, good color rendering, Light Emitting Diode (LED) has been substantially applied in the display industry, consumer electronics applications, an...
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE