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LED phosphors market: “Strong price pressure stalls revenue growth and pressures margins but masks a more complex picture”, announces Yole Développement

While volumes are expected to more than double between 2015 and 2020, LED phosphor prices have declined dramatically, leading to a flat revenue outlook. Low technology barriers of entrance on the most mature compositions have prompted companies to procure turnkey manufacturing equipment and enter the market.


LED industry focusing on UV/IR LED niche market applications

Most LED manufacturers were displaying UV or IR LED related applications at SPIE Photonics West, and many of these new applications covered LED chips, dies, package and other products.


Acuity Brands announces acquisition of LED indoor positioning company ByteLight

Acuity Brands announced it has acquired for cash certain assets, including the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights, of ByteLight, a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting.


Quantum dots for displays and lighting are now entering volume production

LED phosphors are key elements for the quality of the light, from industrial to automotive applications and also general lighting. Yole Développement has published a new report ("Phosphors & Quantum Dots 2015: LED Downconverters for Lighting & Displays") covering the evolution of these products, both in terms of market and applications but also technology trends, as quantum dots are now entering volume production for display applications and could be adopted as well for lighting applications in the next 3 to 4 years.


Yokowo launches high thermal dissipation LTCC substrates to lower LED package costs

Japanese LED manufacturer Yokowo has launched Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) Chip Scale Package (CSP) substrate to lower LED package costs, reported Nikkei recently.


InteGreat conducts research into innovative production concepts for high-efficiency LEDs

Osram Opto Semiconductors is coordinating a project involving leading companies in the industry.

A fully optimized production concept for LED components and light modules in which all the process steps are coordinated with one another could give rise to completely new types of LED and also reduce their manufacturing costs.



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