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LED (Light Emitting Diode) Market Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 

-- Market, Application, Technology Trends, Competition and Strategies

Executive Summary

Since 1995 the light emitting diodes (LEDs) market has been demonstrating amazing  doubledigital annual growth rates through the year 2004. The worldwide market totals over 5.8 billion US$ in 2005, in which the high-brightness (HB) LEDs take more than 70% of market share. The increase by now has been largely driven by the wide utilization of mobile devices such as cellphones and PDAs during the last years. The main applications included keypad and display backlighting for these devices.

Although the growth of the cellphone market has shown signs of deceleration. Other new applications of LEDs will provide new highlights for the market expansion in the next 5-10 years. The major foci of the industry will be the utilization of LEDs in the general illumination, automotive lighting and the development of LED backlighting for television and computer monitor screens.

The breakthrough in white LED products and Ultrahigh brightness (UHB) LEDs, which produces more than 20 lumen per watt (the light output of normal 100-watt incandescent lamps), make the utilisation of LEDs in the general lighting and automotive lighting visible. As the UHB LEDs are approaching to the output level of 80 lumen per watt, which is the output of standard fluorescent lights, they will by and by replace the fluorescent bulbs in households, offices and other places around the world in the future, because they are energy saving, pollute less, have better light quality and have a much longer lifetime than fluorescents. Up to 2015, the market segment of general illumination is expected to reach US$ 5.5 billion worldwide.

However the challenge is still ahead. Today, the manufacturing costs of LEDs is still prohibitively expensive for the broad use for illumination (see. Table 1. ). The steps of the applications depend chiefly on the new technologies which can significantly reduce the manufacturing costs. Nanotechnology is the most promising technology in this field .

The use of LEDs for automotive lighting, e.g.headlamps, and for large screen backlighting, e.g. for television and computer monitor screen, are also interesting for the industry´s future development. LEDs´ advantages of energy efficiency, long life and flexible design are the value added points for the automotive and electronics producers.

Organic light emitting diodes (OLED) is another fast growing product. The OLED display is widely considered as the product which will replace LCD (liquid crystal display) for its multiple advantages such as energy efficiency, large fields of view, low weight, small volume, flexibility etc. Although some technical problems and high manufacturing costs hinder it to enter the large sized display market, the growth of small sized OLED will keep an annual growth rate of around 40%. It is forecasted that if the commercilization of large sized OLED display comes, the potential will be astonishingly huge. An estimate is that by 2015, the OLED display market alone will go beyond US$ 10 billion.

Divided by regions, USA and the Asia-Pacific regions are the most important markets, as well as the industrial leaders. However, Europe also has its stength in some fields, such as automotive and illumination engineering. Asia-Pacific region is also the market with the fastest growth rate due to the booming economies such as China and India.

The global LED market is dominated by five companies from USA, Europe and Japan, but South Korean and Chinese manufacturers have been constantly growing during last decade while they were mainly serving as suppliers for the American and European companies. Now, the supply chain in East Asia is becoming complete and the substantial challenge against the traditional market leaders is on the way.

Companies from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are the most competitive players in the OLED market. However, a large part of  the core patents are still controlled by USA companies. Since the global OLED industry is just at its beginning, the competition during the next 5-10 years will be decisive for the long run.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Introduction
    1.1Goals of the Study
    1.2Methods of Investigation
    1.3Qualification of the author and publisher

Chapter 2. Introduction of LEDs  
    2.1.History of LEDs
    2.2.Current Developments
    2.3. Chemical Names of LEDs

Chapter 3. Overview of LEDs By Light Color
    3.1. Standard Red, Green, and Yellow LEDs
    3.2. Blue LEDs
    3.3. White LEDs
    3.4. Other Types

Chapter 4. Overview of LEDs By Product Categories
    . 4.1 High Brightness (HB) and Ultra High Brightness (UHB) LEDs
        4.1.1. GaN LED
        4.1.2. Gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs or AlGaAs)
        4.2.3. Indium gallium nitride (InGaN)
        4.2.4. Others
      4.2 Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) – including PLED
          4.2.1. Background
          4.2.2. Principle of Operation
          4.2.3. Advantages and Benefits of Organic Light Emitting Diodes
          4.2.4. Materials Used in Organic Light Emitting Diodes
          4.2.5. OLED Fabrication Procedures
     4.3 Surface Mount LEDs
           4.3.1 SMT Replaces Through Hole Technology
           4.3.2 Applications of SMT LEDs
           4.3.3. Advantages of Surface Mount LEDs
     4.4. Drivers For Light Emitting Displays
           4.4.1. Typical Circuits
           4.4.2 Selection

Chapter 5. Applications of LEDs
    5.1. General Illumination
           5.1.1. Interior Lighting
           5.1.2. Applications of LEDs in Film & Studio Lighting
           5.1.3. LEDs for Camera Flash Applications
           5.1.4 Landscape and Path Lighting
    5.2. Signal Lighting
    5.3. Mobile products
           5.3.1. Lighting for Digital Imaging
           5.3.2 Light Guides
           5.3.3 Applications for Display Backlighting
    5.4. Applications in Consumer Electronics & General Indication
    5.5. Sign applications (LED displays)
    5.6. LEDs in Automotives
    5.7. Other Applications
    5.8. OLED Displays

Chapter 6. Technology Trends of LED Industry
    6.1. Nanotechnology
    6.2. HB and UHB LED Technologies
    6.3. OLED Technologies
Chapter 7. Development of LED Market Worldwide
    7.1 LED Market Worldwide
           7.1.1. LED Market Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by products, in billion US$
           7.1.2 LED Market Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Regions. in billion US$
           7.1.3 HB & UHB LED Market Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in billion US$
           7.1.4 Market of HB & UHB LEDs for Illumination Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in million US$            7.1.5 Market of HB & UHB LEDs for Mobile Devices Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in billion US$
           7.1.6 Market of HB & UHB LEDs for Consumer Electronics Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in billion US$
           7.1.7 Market of HB & UHB LEDs for Automotives Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in billion US$            7.1.8 Market of OLED Displays Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in billion US$
           7.1.9. Market of PMOLED Displays Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in billion US$
           7.1.10. Market of AMOLED Displays Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Applications, in billion US$
           7.1.11 LED Market Worldwide 2008-2010-2015 by Value Chain. in billion US$ 
    7.2. LED Market Asia-Pacific 2008-2010-2015 by Countries, in million US$      
            7.2.1 LED Market in China
            7.2.2.LED Market in Japan
            7.2.3. LED Market in South Korea
    7.3. LED Market North America 2008-2010-2015 by Countries, in million US$        
            7.3.1. LED  Market in USA
    7.4. LED Market West Europe 2008-2010-2015 by Countries, in million US$
            7.4.1. LED Market in Germany
            7.4.2. LED Market in UK
            7.4.3. LED Market in France
    7.5. LED Market East Europe 2008-2010-2015 by Countries, in million US$
    7.6. LED Market Middle and South America 2008-2010-2015 by Countries, in million US$

Chapter 8. Market Competition and Competitors
              8.1 LED Market
              8.2 OLED Display
              8.3 Selected Company Profiles

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