As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate and cause damage to the global economy and consumers’ purchasing power...
According to the latest investigations by the WitsView research division of TrendForce, despite the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic...
Prices of high-power and mid-power lighting-use LEDs continue to show a slight decline this quarter. For mid-power 5630, Korean manufacturers represented by Samsung are still adopting price strategy to seize market share.
High-power LED price drops were more dramatic, especially in prices for products with higher brightness (120-140lm), which had a drop rate of 7% this quarter. Product line extensions and performance improvements remain the major focus of manufacturers in terms of COB products.
At present, lighting manufacturers will only place orders once LED manufacturers have completed under-30W product lines. Backlight order visibility on average has reached 1-2 months, said Jack Kuo, Assistant Research Manager of LEDinside. LED chip and package manufacturers continue to increase utilization rates.
Even though LED manufacturers have maintained high utilizations rates, price drops of 10-15% each year have impacted revenue and profit. Although booking orders of 3Q14 can be seen, manufacturers have a conservative outlook on expanding production capacity in response to the order demands.
LED manufacturers are hence turning their attention towards developing niche markets and high value-added LED products this year and gradually reduce backlight-use LED product proportion, said Kuo. The niche LED markets that will garner manufacturers’ attention include automotive lighting, flash LED, and UV LED. In terms of high value-added LED products, focus will be on high color gamut backlight-use LED and high CRI lighting-use LED.
With the Brazil World Cup right around the corner in June, market demand for large-sized and 4K high resolution TV has increased.
- 1Localism, US/China Trade War Impacts Taiwan's Manufacturing Industries
- 2UWin Nanotech Develops Rare Earth Metals Recycling Technology
- 3UWin Nanotech Establishes Japan’s First E-Waste Hydrometallurgy Recycling Plant
- 4Massive Wasted-servers to Be Derived From 5G Era– Green Recycling Will Be the Key to Sustainabilit
- 5Taiwan Memory Industry to Raise with 5G and AI Era