2013-09-16

LEDinside: Top Six LED Industry Trends 2014

In 2013, the LED package market value was US$ 12.5 billion and is expected to reach US$ 13.39 billion (Year-on-Year +7%) in 2014, according to a LEDinside gold member report. Tablets and smartphones are still highlights of the LED market in 2014. The two applications have shown stable growth as it benefited from increased resolution and market demands. As for lighting applications, LED package value and lighting applications greatly increased in 2014, with most evident growth in industrial, commercial and outdoor lighting markets. LEDinside observed several changes i...
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2013-09-12

LEDinside: Taiwanese LED Manufacturers Deliver Solid Performance in Aug. 2013 as Market Rebounds

Affects from the termination of China’s Home Appliance Subsidiary Programs in 1H13 caused LED backlight market demands to ease in June and July this year, according to LEDinside, a green energy research subsidiary of global research institute TrendForce. However, some chip manufacturers have reflected a rebounding market, due to stable market orders in 2H13 and several TV manufacturers inventory restock demands. In 2H13, the LED market might show signs of moderate growth during peak season in 3Q, and off-peak season in 4Q will deliver a solid performance.
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2013-08-01

EU and U.S. Technological Barriers “Besiege” China LED Lighting Exports Again

Important global LED application bases, the EU and U.S. high technology demands, safety standards, and technological barriers are impacting China’s LED exports. These technological barriers have become the biggest export obstacle for Chinese LED lighting products, such as LED strip display. In recent months, the EU and U.S. raised import standards are adding to the woes of Chinese LED lighting manufacturers and putting China’s 8,000 plus LED manufacturers on an arduous road to export goods. In the overseas market, Chinese manufacturers are “under siege” by Europe, U.S. and Japan’s technological barriers, and with a sluggish domestic market, manufacturers face an embarrassing oversupply situation.
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2013-07-25

Trend of LED package manufacturers entering EMC lead frame technology to target mid/high power LED

Strong demands for mid-power LED products have increased shipments of Epoxy Molding Compound (EMC) lead frames. Taiwanese and Chinese LED package manufacturers have jumped into EMC lead frame technology. Taiwanese LED package manufacturers Everlight, Lite-On Technology (Lite-On), Unity Opto, and Advanced Optoelectronic Technology (AOT) are producing EMC package components. Chinese manufacturers including Lighting Optoelectonic Technology (LOT) and Refond possess EMC package component production capacity. Market research shows EMC lead frame prices are falling quickly, which is why most manufacturers are trying to improve price/performance ratio by applying EMC lead frames in 2-3W mid / high power LEDs, according to LEDinside. In the past, most EMC lead frame applications were for 1-2W LED.
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2013-07-25

Taiwanese sapphire substrate price raise blocked by growing use of Chinese substrates

Affected by LED chip’s consecutive price drop and efforts to control costs, Taiwanese chip manufacturers including Epistar, FOREPI, and others are turning to Chinese sapphire substrates. A move that directly contends Taiwanese sapphire substrate manufacturers’ price raise plans, and is expected to impact 3Q13 operations of companies including Crystalwise Technology (CWT), Tera XTAL Technology’s (Tera XTAL) and others.
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2013-07-23

LED Bankruptcy Wave: Chinese Companies “Trip”, Taiwanese Companies “Stuffed”

Chinese banks’ recent credit crunch has impacted the LED industry. More than 100 LED manufacturers have defaulted as a result in Eastern and Southern China this year. Taiwanese LED manufacturers have emerged as the beneficiaries of the industry restructuring, as foreign investors purchase stock from industry leaders Epistar and Everlight.
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2013-07-18

LEDinside:China’s MOCVD activation rebounds in light of positive LED lighting market outlook

In accordance with statistics in Gold membership reports of LEDinside, Green Energy Division of the Global market research firm TrendForce, thanks to strong demand in the global LED lighting market in the first half of this year, the utilization rate of MOCVD machines that the major chip manufacturers have installed and debugged shows rising trend. The chip price has been stable this year, but with the increasing capacity of chip manufacturers, it remains to be seen whether the LED chip price will be falling in the second half of this year, but in the long term, only the quit of invalid production capacity in China can help LED industry to return to supply and demand balance.
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2012-11-02

LEDinside:Demand Rise, the US Is to Take Place of Japan as The Next Potential Market of LED Light Industry

According to a report on the global lighting industry made by the LEDinside, a subsidiary of TrendForce, an international research institute, the LED market value for LED lighting application market in 2012 is 2.66 billion US dollars, which was 23.5% higher than that in 2011. The greatest markets come from architectural lighting market and indoor lighting market, such as par lamp and light bulb. In addition, because the prices continue to go down, LED lighting market demand rose due to an increasing penetration rate and a decreasing price. A look at the global LED ligh...
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2012-10-31

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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2012-08-10

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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2011-10-21

LEDinside: 2011-2015 Chinese LED Lighting Market Report: Street Lamp Market Analysis

In the past, traditional street lamps were primarily HID lamps and mercury lamps. However, due to disadvantages such as lumen decay, high power consumption and short lifespan, traditional light sources are no longer in line with the global energy-saving trend. LED quickly made its way into street lighting due to several factors, including carbon emission reduction policies enforced worldwide and improved luminous efficacy LED light sources (a total luminous efficacy of over 100–130 Lm/W and an application luminous efficacy of over 50 Lm/W), as commercial opportunities presented themselves.  
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2011-10-20

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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2011-10-14

LEDinside: Chinese LED Lighting Market Report in 2011—2015(II) : Supply Chain Analysis

LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, reports that China has become the largest production base for lighting products, accounting for 70% of the global capacity. According to LEDinside’s survey, China’s average number of monthly exported incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, hot-cathode compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and other lighting devices (including LED light sources) amounted to 667 million pieces, reaching a total value of US$ 1,140 million in 2010. The total export volume of 2010 reached 7.99 billion pieces and the total value hit US$ 13.677 billion, with a 24.2% growth in volume and 34.7% in value compared to 2009.
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2011-10-14

LEDinside: China’s LED Lighting Market Trends, Outlook and Forecast 2011~2015 (I)

LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, estimates that the 2010 worldwide lighting market (including traditional and LED luminaires) reached 79.3 billion USD (excluding automotive lighting market). LEDinside estimates that the current global lighting market share in the developed areas, covering Europe and North America, exceeded 50%, with the overall market scale nearing 40 billion USD. On the other hand, while the 2010 Chinese lighting market only reached 12.2 billion USD, accounting for 15.4% of the global market share, the LED lighting demand in China continues to grow due to the stimulated economic growth and infrastructure expansion along with the related government policies, aiming at closing the urban and rural area divides. As the lighting markets in Europe, America, and Japan are on the brink of saturation, only the lighting market in China is still in the expansion. LEDinside projects that the Chinese lighting market share can rise to 18.3% in 2015 with the total Chinese market value reaching 20 billion USD.
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2011-10-13

LEDinside: China’s LED Lighting Market Trends, Outlook and Forecast 2011~2015

LEDinside, a research division of TrendForce, estimates that the 2010 worldwide lighting market (including traditional and LED luminaires) reached 79.3 billion USD (excluding automotive lighting market). LEDinside estimates that the current global lighting market share in the developed areas, covering Europe and North America, exceeded 50%, with the overall market scale nearing 40 billion USD. On the other hand, while the 2010 Chinese lighting market only reached 12.2 billion USD, accounting for 15.4% of the global market share, the LED lighting demand in China continues to grow due to the stimulated economic growth and infrastructure expansion along with the related government policies, aiming at closing the urban and rural area divides. As the lighting markets in Europe, America, and Japan are on the brink of saturation, only the lighting market in China is still in the expansion. LEDinside projects that the Chinese lighting market share can rise to 18.3% in 2015 with the total Chinese market value reaching 20 billion USD.
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2011-09-07

TrendForce‭: ‬Ultrabooks to Stimulate‭ ‬Key Component Market, Notebook LED Demand to Be Determined‭, ‬Competition Heightened

Ultrabooks are set to take the‭ ‬market by storm‭, ‬gradually taking a piece of the‭ ‬traditional notebook market and providing‭ ‬new momentum for the entire IT industry‭. ‬According to‭ ‬market research firm TrendForce‭, ‬chip giant Intel is leading the ultrabook revolution in 2011‭, ‬with the MacBook Air‭ ‬dominated‭, ‬ultra thin and light notebook market as their goal‭. ‬The birth of ultrabooks is expected to benefit many different industries‭, ‬and will hopefully sweep away the‭ ‬clouds of tablet PC popularity and global economic factors currently l...
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2011-01-04

Outlook of LED Industry Trend in 2011

Outlook of LED Industry Trend in 2011   Brief Review of 2010 LED Industry Development – LED Manufacturers Celebrated a Fruitful Year 2010 was a fruitful year for LED manufacturers. Not only did manufacturers overcome the gloomy market condition in 2009, most managed to grow their revenues at an exponential rate due to the robust demand for large-size LED backlighting.
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2010-10-22

LEDinside: Dramatic Demand Decline Pulls Down the LED Price in Q310, Down Pressure Expected to Exist in Q4

LEDinside, the LED industry research institute has released its latest LED price trend report, showing that the LED price plummeted sharply in Q3 2010 due to the sudden decline in the LED application demand including inventory adjustment resulting from less-than-expected large-size panel demand and sluggish lighting application demand.  The LED price for large-size panel application fell around 11-16% while the high power LED for lighting application slumped more than 17%. As for the mobile application, LED price kept roughly flat with about 3-4% seasonal erosion thanks to the relatively stable demand.
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2010-09-02

LEDinside: 2010 Report on China's LED Chip

LED industry has become one of today’s most promising industries because LED is energy-saving, environment-friendly and long-lasting. In China, the LED industry has attracted great attention from Chinese governments and private investors. China’s LED chip industry has received a huge investment from 2009 to 2010.
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2010-08-27

LEDinside: China Plans to Increase over 1200 MOCVDs - Special Report on China’s LED Chip Industry(3)

According to LEDinside’s latest Report on China’s LED Chip Industry in 2010, China has planned to introduce over 1200 MOCVDs and more than 300 units will be added in 2010.
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2010-07-15

LEDinside: Limited LED Price Decline in Q3 under Continuous Demand for Large-size Backlight Application

LEDinside, a research division of Trendforce Corp., has made the latest price trend report, pointing out that the LED price for backlight application remained stable in Q2 due to a robust demand and shortage of upstream materials. It predicts that there should be limited pressure to lower the price in Q3 as the supply of LED materials gradually stabilizes and large-size backlight application demand continues.
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2010-06-24

Ranking of LED Chip Manufacturers in China-Report on China’s LED Epitaxy Industry

China’s LED chip industry has received a huge investment from 2009 to 2010. Although the output value is not yet large, there is no doubt about its great development speed and potential. According to LEDinside’s statistics, the gross output of LED chip industry in China reaches more than 2 billion RMB (~USD294 million, at USD 1: RMB 6.796) and the number of Chinese players by area is as much as 62. In light of LED chip sales in 2009, the top 10 LED chip manufacturers are ranked as follows:
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2010-05-20

US DOE Launches LED Lighting Plan to Accelerate the Rise of the Solid State Lighting

To ensure the successful introduction of LED lighting and strengthen the promotion of high efficiency, high quality LED lighting products, the US Department of Energy, who does not hope to repeat the failure of CFL early-stage promotion has driven related standardization organizations to define the Energy Star standard for LED lighting products.
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2010-05-12

U.S DOE Promotes Lighting Facts Label to Provide Customers LED Light Purchase Base

In order to effectively promote high quality, high efficiency LED lighting products, involving providing accurate product information as purchase base for customers, the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance under the US Department of Energy launched the SSL Quality Advocates program, requiring industry players to indicate clearly and accurately important specifications of solid state lighting products on the Lighting Facts label.
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2010-04-01

LEDinside: With modulization of LED Streetlights, 870,000 Streetlights are to be Installed Globally in 2010, a 42% Increase YoY

Focusing on the future of LED streetlight development, research institute LEDinside indicated that although streetlight standards have not been established and regulations of the product specifications are set according to different needs in different regions, LED streetlight becomes modulized, and intelligent control system of LED streetlight will be more complete. It is estimated that a total of 870,000 units of LED streetlights will be installed in 2010, an increase of 42.62% compared to 610,000 in 2009.
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2010-04-01

LEDinside : Ban on incandescent lamps creates immense business potential

Governments around the world began to commit in promoting energy-saving policies, and the cost of LED lighting began to fall; these factors help to stimulate the growth of the energy-saving market. Research institute LEDinside indicated that with the ban on incandescent bulbs, business opportunities of 10W and below LED light bulbs began to emerge, and that light makers have cut prices in order to compete in the market that supplies nearly 20 billion units of incandescent bulbs per year.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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