LEDinside Says Global UV LED Market to Expand at a CAGR of 34% From 2015 to 2020 as Applications for Related Solutions Emerge

Taiwan’s major annual optoelectronics industry exhibition, Photonics Festival 2017, will be held in Nangang Exhibition Hall of Taipei World Trade Center from June 14 to 16. Some of the highlights in the LED section of this exhibition includes products for the automotive industry and applications related to ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, projects that the scale of the global UV LED market will increase from US$288 million in 2017 to US$526 million in 2020. Furthermore, the CAGR of the UV LED market in the 2015~2020 period is currently estimated at 34%. These and other data can be found in LEDinside’s 2017 UV LED vs. UV LED Module Market Report.
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Intel Acquires Mobileye in Anticipation of First Major Wave of Sales for Self-Driving Cars in 2021, Says TrendForce

Intel on March 13 announced that the company will purchase Mobileye, a global provider of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). This deal is worth US$15.3 billion and is another indication that major semiconductor manufacturers are aggressively jockeying for a favorable position in the fast growing automotive electronics market. TrendForce states that after the merger, Intel will be able to combine its hardware products such as high-performance computing chips and IoT solutions with Mobileye’s image processing algorithms for autonomous driving systems. 
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TrendForce: Manufacturers Maintain Conservative Outlook Towards Production Expansion Despite High LED Order Visibility

LED price for lighting applications have dropped around 3-7 percent in 2Q14. Similarly, backlight-use LED prices have also seen a decline, dipping around 5-10 percent, with direct-type TV backlight-use LEDs decreasing by 13 percent due to fierce market competition, according to the recent price report from LEDinside, the green energy research division of TrendForce.
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International LED Package Manufacturers Contend for Market Share in China, says Trendforce

China’s LED package industry market scale reached US $7.2 billion in 2013, up 20 percent from the year before, according to the recent “2014 China Package Industry Market Report” from LEDinside, a green energy research division of TrendForce. China has become the largest manufacturer of LED products. Rapidly increasing LED lighting penetration rate is driving up LED component demand volume, making China the most contended market among LED package manufacturers.
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LED Demand Increase Spurs Sapphire Production Expansion Trend in 2014, says Trendforce

Increased demands from the LED and backlight application market have spurred sapphire manufacturers to expand sapphire ingot, sapphire wafer, and PSS production, according to the recent 2014 Global Sapphire Substrate Market Report from LEDinside, a division of research organization Trendforce. 
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Taiwanese LED Packaging Manufacturers Market Share in China Eroded by East Asia Competitors, says Trendforce

China LED packaging market scale reached US $7.2 billion in 2013, according to the latest China LED package market report from LEDinside, a division of research organization Trendforce. China become a prime market for global LED packaging manufacturers, who are speeding up efforts to acquire bigger market share. Leading Chinese manufacturers are also maintain fast development rates, increasing restructure pace is also scaling up industry concentration in the country. Chinese manufacturers’ actions have impacted Taiwanese manufacturers’ Chinese market share, which slid to 9% as a result. Raising product competitiveness has become an urgent matter for manufacturers.
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LED 1Q14 Price Remain Flat Despite Increased 4K2K TV and Lighting Demands, says TrendForce

Lighting-level LED price declined 5-9% in 1Q14 as distribution channel inventory levels gradually returned to norm and manufacturers stock-up before Chinese May Day holidays, according to LEDinside, a research subsidiary of TrendForce. Backlight LED price dipped around 3-7%. Price declined steadily during 1Q14 compared to previous slack seasons.   
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Harvatek Turning Loss into Profit in 3Q

The 3Q performance for the new Harvetek Hsinchu factory profits were driven up due to rising utilization rates, said the company Chairman Billy Wang. The company expects 3Q results to make a turn for the better and ultimately affect 2013 annual performance. Taiwan LED packaging manufacturer Harvatek chairman Billy Wang attended LEDforum Taipei 2013 conference held by global market intelligence provider Trendforce Corporation.
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TrendForce: Taiwanese LED Manufacturers to Maintain Earnings in 4Q13

Some Taiwanese LED manufacturers were affected by decreased backlight shipments, which lead to a clear drop in September revenues, according to LEDinside, a green energy research subsidiary of Trendforce. Korean manufacturers still have plans to increase direct-type LED TV shipments, and with 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year holidays starting in January, fourth quarter revenue performance is hoped to benefit from increase in new product stockup, observed LEDinside.
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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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Asahi Kasei Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance UVC LEDs, today announced the Klaran™ Reactor series, the only third-party tested and validated out-of-the-box water purification technology for original equipment manufact... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE