Suppliers o LEDs in China continue toexpand output and applications amidorecasts o sustained double-digitgrowth driven by strong demandor diode-based products. Globally,the line is expected to achieve a26 percent CAGR in 2008-13, accordingto DisplayBank, with panel backlightingand lighting expanding by 121 andlighting 52 percent, respectively.Makers’ selections include whiteand inrared LEDs, which respectivelycomprise the largest and smallestcategories o aggregate local output. The semiconductor industry in Taiwanis regaining its ooting ater slowingdown in 1H10 due to insuicientcapacity. Makers are now increasingcapability to match rising demandrom the PC, telecom, and consumerand car electronics sectors. A urtherimpetus is the 10 to 20 percentannual rate growth projection or thecategory worldwide. The island’s semiconductorand assembly sector accounts or20 percent o global capacity,according to the Ministry o EconomicAfairs. In terms o value, the share is50 percent, placing it next to the USand Singapore based on data rom
Taiwan semiconductor makersboost capacity to meet demand
Industrial Economics and KnowledgeCenter or IEK. The segment covers IC design,manuacture, packaging/assemblyand testing. Advanced SemiconductorEngineering or ASE and Siliconwareare the largest suppliers, with the
Makers are expanding output to sustain growth spurred bybroadening application in illumination products.
LEDs & Optoelectronics
Top SMD LED • Touch panel • 54LED bulb
Batteries & Power Supplies
Button-cell batteries highlight 68quality upgrades.
Transducers target broader 126application base.
Passive & DiscreteComponents
Suppliers bolster digital IC 206design capability.
PCBs & ManufacturingServices
Portable electronics, new 242applications spur HDI PCB line.
Reliability enhancements prop 298up ber-optic patch cord sector.
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Widening adoption in lightingboosts LED production
Their combined shares represent 70percent o China’s total diode supply.White variants are gaining tractionbecause o their energy-eicientattributes that match the environmentalprotection trend. They are edging outtraditional light sources such as CCFLbacklights, and incandescent andcompact uorescent lamps.IR units have limited applications,but urther developments in targetmarkets augur well or this category. These types are now used in remotecontrols, POS and security systems,solid laser optical pump source and IRcommunication equipment.Enterprises such as Xiamen GuangpuElectronics Co. Ltd and ShenzhenReond Optoelectronics Co. Ltd areraising output to prepare or climbingdemand. The ormer’s monthly yieldrose by 20 to 30 percent in 1H10.