LEDs in mobile handsets face competition and shift in emphasis
Mobile phone handsets still represent the largest segment of the high-brightness LED market, and camera flash represents an exciting emerging application. However, competition is stepping up from EL, xenon and OLED technologies.
A market study recently released by Strategy Analytics estimated that revenues in 2009 from the LCD and keypad backlighting segments of the LED handset market will be 41% lower than their peak in 2004. However, this decline will be offset by the emerging market for LED flash, expected to grow at a compound average annual growth rate of 87% during the same period.
Other sections in this article include:
• Trends driving LED consumption in handsets
• LCD backlighting
• Keypad backlighting
• EL technology for keypads
• Camera flash: LEDs versus xenon
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