Table 5: Global Market for LEDs for IT Device Backlighting
Coretronic also ship backlighting
modules to Ultrabook panel suppliers' factories in China, including AUO in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Chimei Innolux Corp.
With low-cost suppliers now adding to this momentum, LED backlighting
of televisions will witness a serious production increase.
On the other hand, although white-light OLED panels serving as backlighting
are well-received by manufacturers, there is no mature commercial production due to immature technology.
At CES 2009 in Las Vegas, Jan 8th to Jan 11th, austriamicrosystems will present its entire portfolio of LED backlighting
solutions and demonstrate its latest LCD TV LED backlight implementation in an off-exhibition suite.
According to IMS Research, the market for semiconductors used in backlighting
applications, including LED driver ICs, is expected to grow from $1.
The new Advanced Power TOPLED Plus from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is the brightest color LED in its class, providing 15% more light for direct display backlighting
than standard Advanced Power TOPLEDs.
Markus Luidolt, Marketing Manager Backlighting
at austriamicrosystems, stated: "Our innovative AS3693/94 LED drivers are gaining acceptance among major LCD panel and LCD TV manufacturers with very positive feedback from OEMs after initial tests.
It combines the company's proprietary ThinGaN[R] (indium gallium nitride) technology for outstanding brightness and uniformity with the patented ARGUS[R] lens - specially designed for high efficiency backlighting
and illumination - and OSRAM's chip level conversion (CLC) technology.
Avago High-Brightness LED and Display Backlighting
Avago's ultra-thin HSMR-CL25 (Blue) and HSMW-CL25 (White) LEDs are ideal for backlighting
keypads and status indicators in the thinnest handsets, as well as for office automation devices and consumer electronics.
According to iSuppli, the global shipments of LCD-TV panels with LED backlighting
will rise to 90 million units in 2013, up from just 438,000 such panels in 2008.