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EverLight Focuses on IoT, Auto, and Fine-pitch Sectors with Positive LED Industry Outlook

17 Jan 2017-01-12_144337-624x450

LED industry price war is nearing a cease-fire. LED packaging giant EverLight Chairman Robert Yeh was interviewed on January 12. He expressed, China’s San’an Optoelectronics raised price of LED chip. The price rise meant that the LED market’s economic outlook recovered. (more…)

Sony Exhibits CLEDIS Display at CES 2017

11 Jan 2017-01-09_154040-624x355

Following debut half a year ago, Sony formally exhibits its CLEDIS (crystal LED integrated structure) display at CES 2017, fueling the interest in the emerging micro LED technology, which has become a hot topic in the industry. (more…)

Rising Material Costs Continue to Affect LED Industry and Compel San’an Opto to Initiate the First Wave of Price Hikes for 2017, Says TrendForce

6 Jan 2017-01-04_153521-624x361

The LED chip subsidiary of China’s major LED supplier San’an Optoelectronics has just announced an 8% price hike for some its products that will take effect on January 10, 2017. (more…)

TrendForce Expects LED Suppliers to Accelerate Their Expansion into Niche Markets in 2017

14 Dec 2016-08-10_205617-624x458

The value of the global LED market is estimated to grow 3.4% annually to US$14.8 billion in 2016, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The LED industry will again be under tremendous competitive pressure in 2017, and participants will need to accelerate their entries into more profitable niche markets such as fine-pitch LED displays, UV LEDs and IR LEDs. LEDinside forecasts that the value of the global LED market will total US$15.4 billion, up 4% from 2016. (more…)

Year-End Promotions and New Product Launches Caused Prices of LED Light Bulbs to See Larger Monthly Declines in November, Says TrendForce

12 Dec shutterstock_414040072-624x450

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average selling prices (ASPs) of LED light bulbs saw greater monthly drops in November than in October as branded light bulb vendors started to offer year-end promotional discounts and released new low-price products on the market. (more…)

New Study from Bristol University Shows LED Lights Attract Fewer Insects Than Other Lights

16 Nov Night insects at a bulb

New research by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed that domestic LED lights are much less attractive to nuisance insects such as biting midges than traditional filament lamps. (more…)

Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in October Ahead of Singles’ Day in China, TrendForce Reports

15 Nov shutterstock_141950065-624x414

After being steady for two consecutive months, prices of LED light bulbs began to drop noticeably in China during October, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Branded light bulb vendors operating in the Chinese market begin promotional pricing much earlier before Singles’ Day on November 11. (more…)

Should Sharp Focus on OLED?

2 Nov Sharp_MDJ0203-624x438-490x343

Sharp’s new CEO is not sure if the company should focus its efforts on developing OLED technology. Tai Jeng-wu, appointed by Foxconn to turn around the flagging Japanese electronics company, emphasized his skepticism about OLED at an earnings briefing on Tuesday. (more…)

Value of Global UV-C LED Market Will Grow at CAGR of 56% in 2016~2021 to Reach US$257 Million, Says TrendForce

29 Oct shutterstock_417917329-624x416

The value of the global market for UV-C LEDs used in sterilization and purification equipment will grow at a CAGR of 56% from US$28 million in 2016 to US$257 million in 2021, according to the 2016~2021 UV LED and IR LED Application Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The UV-C LED technology is expected to advance rapidly as an increasing number of major LED suppliers are scheduled to launch related products towards the end of 2016. (more…)

Vietnam’s LED Lighting Market to Reach US$348 Million in 2016 as Domestic Demand Takes Off, Says TrendForce

19 Oct shutterstock_390460480-624x468

As the global LED lighting markets experiences slowing growth, LED and LED lighting companies have quickly expanded into the emerging markets where new blue ocean opportunities could be found. The latest analysis by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds that Vietnam’s LED lighting market is projected to reach US$348 million in 2016, up 28% from US$271 million in 2015. The steady growth of the Vietnamese market has caught the attention of LED lighting companies worldwide. (more…)