Handset LEDs: camera phones offer bright spot in tumultuous cellular handset market

Dec 1st, 2005
Leading LED manufacturers supplying LEDs for LCD and keypad backlighting functions in mobile phones will see total revenues from this market segment fall 41 percent by 2009.

However, this will be offset by strong revenue growth in the emerging camera flash segment. By 2009, revenues from the growing camera flash function will represent 36 percent of the total handset LED market demand for LED manufacturers.

The mobile phone handset market remains the most significant segment of the high-brightness LED industry. The rapid growth in overall demand for mobile phone handsets, coupled with trends such as the conversion from monochrome to full-color displays, caused the total LED revenue in the handset market to grow to $1.44 billion in 2004.

However, Strategy Analytics predicts that overall LED revenues in the handset market will decline by 41 percent by 2009 for several reasons.

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