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Research and Markets: 2012 Assessment of China's Market for LED Wafers Report: Prices Have Been Dropping In This Market by Around 10% over Last Few Years
[November 09, 2012]

Research and Markets: 2012 Assessment of China's Market for LED Wafers Report: Prices Have Been Dropping In This Market by Around 10% over Last Few Years

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/khgc4s/assessment_of) has announced the addition of the "Assessment of China's Market for LED Wafers" report to their offering.

This report is comprised of data and analysis of the China LED Wafers market and presents a predominantly supply-side view in terms of market numbers. In addition to suppliers, primary research covers channel influencers, customers and end-users, and industry experts.

This study focuses on domestic sales of submersible pumps which are segmented into five sections: low, medium, high power white, low power blue/green, yellow/red LEDs. High and medium power colored LEDs are included in the report as other.

Profit margins srink for domestic suppliers as production capacity expands in the China LED wafer market.

A new study by GCiS China Strategic Research discovered that Chinese LED wafer makers' profit margins are under increasing pressure from oversupply and stiff foreign competition. Prices have been dropping in this market by around 10% over the last few years, and current polls suggest that sliding prices may continue.

The report covers all LED wafer products, from high-power white LEDs to low-power colored LEDs and even ultraviolet LEDs. Foreign competition in each market segment differs greatly, depending mainly on the technology necessary for production, with high-tech product markets still mainly in the hands of foreign suppliers.


Governmental support of suppliers through production equipment subsidies and local lighting projects has drawn more domestic companies to enter the market and expand capacity, competing on volume and price. However this pits capacity against capacity, and has led the whole industry to become inundated with the thin wafers. All are just side effects of the Chinese commoditization strategy. This commoditization tale will span over years, and certainly not months, however.

Companies Mentioned:

- Seoul Semiconductor

- Osram

- Nichia Chemistry

- THET

- Sanan

- Samsung (News - Alert)

- Philiips

- LG

- Cree

- Zoomview

- AODevices

- APT Electronics

- Epilight

- Epistar

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/khgc4s/assessment_of


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