LED market value is expected to reach 10.7 billion US dollars in 2010

Since the penetration rate of notebook computers with LED backlights was only 15% in 2008, and increased to 60% in 2009, it is estimated that it can be as high as 88% in 2010, which has led to the initial growth of LED die market. !

From 2008, the use of LED backlights for LCD TVs was almost zero, and it has grown to 10% penetration in 2009. It is now estimated that LED LCD TVs will account for 27% of all LCD TV shipments in 2010. This is an important pillar driving the growth of LED chips.

In the LED lighting market, as the brightness of LEDs continues to increase, but the price and cost are falling, the LED entering the general lighting market seems to be in a realm of water.

Under these factors, it is estimated that the market value of $10.7 billion in 2010 will grow to $20.4 billion in 2012.

In terms of LED manufacturers, the first-tier leaders of the LED industry are manufacturers in Europe, the United States and Japan. Including Nichia, Toyota Synthetic, Philips Lumileds, Cree and Osram, as well as Toshiba, Panasonic and Sharp. They not only have high-end technology and intellectual property rights, but also move toward the high-end ultra-high brightness LED market. So the goal is to focus on general lighting and car lighting.

As for the LED backlights on the panel, European and American companies are not interested in entering this market, and only some companies in Japan have intervened. So the strategy is to get some royalties through authorization.

As for the second-tier manufacturers of LEDs, mainly Taiwan and South Korea companies. Since both countries have the overall value chain of LCD panels, their investment in LEDs is valued by their added value to the overall industry chain, so they can fully produce the required products through authorized intellectual property rights. Big profit.

The third-level LED manufacturer is in mainland China. LED manufacturers in mainland China are earning the lowest margin LEDs. For example, in South Korea, there are only five LED packaging factories, but there are more than 1,000 packaging factories in mainland China, and low-end LED packaging is the mainstay.

As many large factories in mainland China continue to significantly expand their LED production capacity, it is estimated that the number of new MOCVD machines in the world will reach 662 in 2010, which is equivalent to the sum of the previous three years. In addition, research institutes also expect more MOCVD next year, so whether the demand increase is faster or the supply increases faster, all of which make manufacturers nervous.