Strong growth in demand predicted for handset LEDs
The number of LEDs used in mobile phone handsets will grow at a CAGR of nearly 22%, according to Taiwan's Science & Technology Information Center (STIC).
Also, the average number of LEDs per phone should increase from about 10 to 12 in the same time period.
An entry-level phone with a non-color screen and a simple design usually has an average of 9-10 LEDs, said STIC. These might consist of 1 indicator light, 2-3 LEDs for the LCD backlight, and 6 for the keypad.
High-end models, with a color screen, a camera and a clamshell design typically have 3 indicator lights, 5-6 LEDs for the LCD screen, 10 for the keypad and 1 for the camera flash.