The new demand of LED backlight will focus on large-size and high-resolution TV
In 2013, TV size is in an uptrend; the proportions of 50", 55"and 60"TV will gradually increase and drive the LED backlight market demand. At present, the major design pattern of large-size TV design still focuses on edge type-lit TV model, and the quantity of LED backlight usage volume in 50-60"LCD TV is about 130-150. In the future, TV sizes above 70" will target high-end customers. In terms of LED backlight shipments, the average LED usage volume in a edge type-lit TV will reduce due to the enhance of LED specification and technology as well as the improvement of light guide board; but with the increase in the proportion of large-size LCD TV, the overall LED backlight shipments used in TV will exhibit increase. As for direct-type model, in 2013, fat machine and thin direct-type machine will continue introduce new products, which is expected to occupy certain market shares in the branded products.
In addition, 4K2K high resolution (3,840*2,160) makes up the resolution shortage of large-size TV, and LCD panel manufacturers in Japan, Taiwan and mainland also bring out 4K2K TV panel in succession. According to LEDinside, the improvement of TV panel resolution will raise LED backlight module brightness, which means the quantity of LED backlight usage volume will increase by 30-50% in TV of the same size.
As the European debit-crisis and China's re-election had an impact on LED lighting market in 2012, many large LED lighting projects suffers delay. But market is gradually picking up demand for LED lighting. For instance, in the end of 2012, due to the effect from Europe banning importing incandescent, LED bulbs demand in parts of European regions began to surge. In addition, Taiwan market, because of the successive starting of LED Street light tenders, enables Taiwan's LED manufacturers achieving some revenue. However, despite the huge market scale for LED lighting market, the competition is very fierce, especially the price cutting competition between LED Street light and LED bulb lights has resulted in the non-profit for many manufacturers.
So looking ahead of 2013, LEDinside believes, in addition to presenting a variety of solutions to provide cost-effective lighting products, LED manufacturers will also begin to seek for other lighting applications, such as industrial lighting, plant lighting, refrigeration lighting and other special applications.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.