TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenRising 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.comPrices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in February as a Wave of Economically Priced LED Filament Bulbs Arrived in Europe and the U.S., Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2774.htmlLEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED replacement light bulbs came to US$6.8 this February, down 0.6% from the prior month. As for 60-watt equivalent counterparts, their global ASP in the same month stood at US$8.2, dropping 2.1% from January.LEDWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:36:00 +08002774 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Projects Huge Market Growth for Optical Sensors Used in Iris/Facial Recognition with 2017~2025 CAGR at 24%http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2765.htmlThe respective additions of 3D Sensing and iris recognition into the next-generation iPhone devices and Samsung Galaxy S8 will generate a new wave of demand for IR (infrared) LEDs used in optical sensors. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, has recently published its 2017 IR LED/IR Laser and Optical Sensor Market Report. In the report, LEDinside states that that the global market scale of IR LED and IR laser components used in iris and facial recognition solutions will grow from US$145 million in 2017 to US$827 million in 2025. The CAGR in the forecast period is estimated at 24%.optical sensor componentsfacial recognitioniris recognitionNIR LEDIR LEDLEDThu, 02 Mar 2017 18:29:00 +08002765 at http://www.trendforce.comYear-End Promotions Caused Prices of LED Light Bulbs to Drop Significantly at the End of 2016, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2733.htmlSince November 2016, LED light bulb vendors have lowered prices of their products for regional markets including Japan, Europe and the U.S. as part of their year-end promotions. The downtrend in prices became more noticeable at the end of the year. “Compared with the prior month, global average sales price (ASP) of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulb fell 3% to US$8.7 in December,” said Allen Yu, analyst for LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. “The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs also saw a monthly decline of 2.4%, arriving around US$12.” LED package priceLED package marketLED Light Bulb ASP60W equivalent LED light bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLED Light BulbLEDLEDMon, 09 Jan 2017 14:37:00 +08002733 at http://www.trendforce.comRising Material Costs Continue to Affect LED Industry and Compel San’an Opto to Initiate the First Wave of Price Hikes for 2017, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2731.htmlThe LED chip subsidiary of China’s major LED supplier San’an Optoelectronics has just announced an 8% price hike for some its products that will take effect on January 10, 2017. Following four major waves of price increases implemented by participants in the global LED industry during 2016, San’an Opto is now leading another major price adjustment at the start of 2017. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, believes that the main factor behind these price hikes is the rising costs of raw materials in the upstream of the supply chain, while warming demand and extremely low quotes also made the price increases more noticeable. LEDinside furthermore expects the material and manufacturing costs will play a central role in the pricing among industry players.San'an OptoLED priceLED PackageLED chipLEDLEDWed, 04 Jan 2017 16:35:00 +08002731 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects LED Suppliers to Accelerate Their Expansion into Niche Markets in 2017http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2712.htmlThe value of the global LED market is estimated to grow 3.4% annually to US$14.8 billion in 2016, according to LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The LED industry will again be under tremendous competitive pressure in 2017, and participants will need to accelerate their entries into more profitable niche markets such as fine-pitch LED displays, UV LEDs and IR LEDs. LEDinside forecasts that the value of the global LED market will total US$15.4 billion, up 4% from 2016.LED ApplicationsIR LEDUV LEDdisplayLEDLEDMon, 12 Dec 2016 15:14:00 +08002712 at http://www.trendforce.com