TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Says ‘Micro LED-Like’ Products Will Be Available in 2018; Breakthroughs in Mass Transfer Have Yet to Materializehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2907.htmlA major bottleneck in the commercialization of Micro LED displays is the mass transfer of micron-size LEDs to a display backplane. Research by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reveals that many companies across industries worldwide have entered the Micro LED market and are in a race to develop methods for the mass transfer process. However, their solutions have yet to meet the standard for commercialization in terms of production output (in unit per hour, UPH), transfer yield and size of LED chips (i.e. Micro LED is technically defined as LEDs that are smaller than 100 microns). These research findings can be found in LEDinside’s 3Q17 Micro LED Next Generation Display Industry Member Report: Analyses on Mass Transfer and Inspection/Repair Technologies. Innovative Technological ApplicationsdisplayLEDConsumer ElectronicsThu, 20 Jul 2017 08:55:00 +08002907 at http://www.trendforce.comNichia Remained Revenue Leader in China’s LED Package Market for 2016, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2903.htmlSteady growth in the LED lighting market supported the capacity expansion efforts of LED chip and package industries in 2016, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Furthermore, the annual revenue of China’s LED package market grew by 6% for 2016 to reach US$8.9 billion, according to LEDinside’s 2017 Chinese LED Chip and Package Industry Report. In terms of ranking by revenue market share, Nichia retained its first place position in the Chinese market for 2016, while MLS climbed to second place and Lumileds dropped to third place. LEDNichiaLumiledsMLSEverlightOsramLiteonCREEHonglitronicsSeoul SemiconductorChinese MarketLEDTue, 11 Jul 2017 15:18:00 +08002903 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Rose Slightly in June Due to Arrival of Pricier Smart Lighting Products, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2896.htmlPrices of LED light bulbs crept up slightly this June with the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products rising by 1.1% compared with the prior month to US$6.6, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs remained constant at US$8.1.LED package market60W equivalent LED light bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLEDWed, 05 Jul 2017 16:25:00 +08002896 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Global UV LED Market to Expand at a CAGR of 34% From 2015 to 2020 as Applications for Related Solutions Emergehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2880.htmlTaiwan’s major annual optoelectronics industry exhibition, Photonics Festival 2017, will be held in Nangang Exhibition Hall of Taipei World Trade Center from June 14 to 16. Some of the highlights in the LED section of this exhibition includes products for the automotive industry and applications related to ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, projects that the scale of the global UV LED market will increase from US$288 million in 2017 to US$526 million in 2020. Furthermore, the CAGR of the UV LED market in the 2015~2020 period is currently estimated at 34%. These and other data can be found in LEDinside’s 2017 UV LED vs. UV LED Module Market Report. EpiledsLG InnotekNichiaUV LEDLED ApplicationsLEDLEDTue, 13 Jun 2017 14:07:00 +08002880 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Were on a Slow Decline in May as Sales of LED Filament Bulbs Remained Hot in Europe and the U.S., Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2876.htmlPrices of LED replacement light bulbs dipped slightly but on the whole remained steady in May, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with April, the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.9% in May to US$6.5. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also dropped by 0.6% in May to US$8.1 versus April.LEDWed, 07 Jun 2017 14:37:00 +08002876 at http://www.trendforce.comRising Costs of LED Packages Slowed Down Price Decline in LED Light Bulb Market During April, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2850.htmlIn April, the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED replacement light bulbs rose by 0.2% from the prior month to US$6.6, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 0.2% from the prior month to US$8.1. The latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds the price trend for LED light bulbs was generally stable through April.LED package market60W equivalent LED light bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLEDThu, 04 May 2017 18:06:00 +08002850 at http://www.trendforce.comTechnology Brands Including Facebook Dive Deep Into the Potential of Micro-LED Displays for AR and VR Devices, Reports TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2832.htmlFollowing Sony’s introduction of CLEDIS (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) displays and Apple’s acquisition of LuxVue, more technology companies are exploring the possibilities of micro-LED in various display applications. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that there are now nearly 100 private companies and research organizations participating in the development of micro-LED displays. Besides Apple and Sony, there are other major technology brands that invest in micro-LED. Notable cases include the acquisition of InfiniLED by Facebook’s Oculus and the partnership agreement between Ostendo Technologies and KDX. By entering this field in advance, these companies hope to gain favorable positions in the future.Augmented RealityVirtual RealityOculusFacebookAppleSonydisplayInnovative Technological ApplicationsDisplayWed, 26 Apr 2017 15:45:00 +08002832 at http://www.trendforce.comIR Sensor Modules for Mobile Devices to Reach US$145 Million in Scale This Year as Smartphones Adopt 3D Sensing for Facial Recognition Applications, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2828.htmlAmong the possible new technologies to be incorporated in this year’s refresh of the iPhone series, 3D sensing has generated a lot of interests in terms of applications. A 3D sensing solution requires an RGB camera module an infrared (IR) sensor module that uses VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) as a light source. With more high-end smartphones adopt 3D sensing, TrendForce estimates that the worldwide market scale of IR sensor modules for mobile devices will reach US$145 million in 2017.smartphonesbiometric authenticationIR LEDConsumer ElectronicsThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:02:00 +08002828 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Potential Scale of Micro-LED Market Could Reach US$30~40 Billion If It Was to Supplant the Current Display Chainhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2801.htmlFollowing LCD and OLED, micro-LED is now one of the next-generation display technologies that are in the spotlight. Besides companies working in the global display supply chain, major technology brands including Apple and Sony are increasingly involved in the development of micro-LED as they are drawn to its possibilities. Currently, those that are engaged in this field aim to bring down the production cost. The latest research from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, finds that the potential scale of the future micro-LED market – one that would replace the entire current LCD display chain including BLU, polarizer and other components – could reach US$30~40 billion.AppleSonyInnovative Technological ApplicationsLED ApplicationssemiconductordisplayDisplayThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:39:00 +08002801 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports Competition from Chinese Brands Lowered Prices of LED Light Bulbs in the U.S. and Europe During Marchhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2800.htmlPrices of LED replacement light bulbs continued to fall this March, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with February, the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs dropped 3.6% to US$6.6, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent products had a smaller decline of 0.9% and came to US$8.1.LED package priceLED package market60W equivalent LED light bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLEDThu, 06 Apr 2017 14:13:00 +08002800 at http://www.trendforce.com