GLEN ALLEN, Va., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2010 the combined market for
high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs) will enter a new phase of its evolution,
according to a new report published jointly by industry research firms
NanoMarkets and CIR. The combined market for standard HB-LEDs and the new
ultra-high brightness LEDs (UHB-LEDs) will grow from $5.0 billion in 2006 to
$10.8 billion in 2010 and reach $17.4 billion in 2013. Information about the
report titled, "The Global Market for HB-LEDs" can be found at
www.nanomarkets.net or www.cir-inc.com.
-- UHB-LEDs appear. LEDs with an output greater than 250 lumens are being
commercialized, making HB-LEDs a practical solution for many lighting,
photographic and medical applications. In 2010 the market for UHB-LEDs
alone will total $3.6 billion.
-- General illumination taking off. General illumination will become the
fastest growing application for HB-LEDs between now and 2010. By 2010
much of the $3.6 billion in UHB-LEDs sold will be for general
illumination applications, to which must be added an additional $860
million in regular HB-LEDs.
-- Displays and signage -- the OLED factor. Because of similar market and
technical requirements, displays and signage represent a natural
diversification for HB-LED manufacturers currently selling into the
mobile phone market. Thanks to HB-LEDs, displays will be bigger and use
less power. OLEDs are a wild card, since OLED displays and signage will
not require HB-LED backlighting. By 2010, displays and signage will
account for approximately $2.2 billion in HB-LED sales.
-- Improved materials and production technology. The report claims that
new developments in materials and production technologies will help
drive cost points lower and quality higher. Among the areas discussed
are the impact on HB-LEDs of silicon photonics, thin-film technology,
nanotechnology and pure Gallium Nitride substrates, as well as the
evolution of better packaging and fabrication technologies.
About the Report:
The report, "The Global Market for HB-LEDs," provides an analysis and
eight-year (unit, volume and price) forecast of all major application segments
for HB-LEDs. These include mobile appliances, LCD displays, automotive
applications, traffic signals, signage and general illumination. It also
analyzes new niche opportunities for HB-LEDs including automobile headlights,
personal projectors, test and measurement equipment and various biomedical
applications. A forecast for the entire LED market is also included with
breakouts of HB-LED, UB-LEDs, standard LEDs and indicator LEDs. The report
reviews the evolving strategies and market shares of companies in this market
including not only market leaders -- such as Cree, Lumileds, Nichia, OSRAM,
and Toyoda Gosei -- but promising start-ups and emerging players in Asia.
Data for this report was collected from extensive interviews of leading
companies throughout the entire value chain, from materials providers, to LED
manufacturers, to OEMs. These interviews were carried out in Asia, Europe and
North America, by a multinational team. An executive summary of the report is
available by emailing email@example.com or by registering on the
NanoMarkets website at http://www.nanomarkets.net.
NanoMarkets analyzes the market opportunities and disruptions brought
about by advances in technology at the micro and nano scale. Through its
reports, white papers and customized client engagements, the firm provides
clients with insightful analyses of both the commercial and technology-related
issues that will determine where and how their business opportunities will
emerge or be impacted.
CIR is a leading industry analyst firm specializing in the areas of
communications and data networking systems, optoelectronic components and
chips. Through its reports, market advisory services and custom client
engagements, CIR provides insightful research, analysis and consulting
services for its clients and the industry at large.