LEDinside: Capacity expansion at top Chinese LED chip manufacturers

China’s LED Chip Capacity Expansion Halts Price Hikes, Tight Supply

Rising LED chip prices, experienced over the past 18 months, are coming to an end in the fourth quarter of 2017 thanks to production capacity expansion by Chinese suppliers. The largest Chinese LED chip manufacturers including San’an Optoelectronics and HC SemiTek have recently lowered their prices, signaling an end to price hikes and undersupply in…

Will Micro-LEDs Be a Game Changer in the LED Supply Chain?

Micro-LEDs can be a game changer for the LED industry thanks to a host of value-added opportunities, which could reshuffle various parts of the component supply chain, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, at LEDforum 2016. The conference focused on micro-LED as the next-generation display technology. “Potential applications of micro-LED extend beyond display systems,” said…

Robust Growth Ahead for Specialty LED Lighting Markets

Four LED specialty lighting applications are forecast to reach $4.36 billion in 2016 and increase to $16.4 billion in 2020, according to new research from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. These applications include horticultural lighting, surgical lighting, marine/harbor lighting and smart lighting. The 2016 Global Lighting Market Report finds the global LED smart lighting market to have…