Jan 24, 2017: With the demand increasing significantly for 4K TVs and wide color gamut (WCG) smartphones and tablets that require LED backlighting, LED manufacturers are changing their strategy and shifting towards high-end and high resolution devices like ultra HD (4K) TVs to gain fast profit margin in 2015.
With a number of WCG mobile devices expected to hit the market in the second half of 2015, vendors like ZTE, Huawei Device and Xiaomi are hopeful of doing good business in the second half of 2015.
Another reason for LED manufacturers to shift focus from general LED lighting to WCG mobile devices and 4K TVs is due to the increasing competition in the LED lighting segment which will lead to lower performances and limited benefits.
On the other hand, with demand increasing for LED backlighting for WCG mobile devices and 4K TVs, LED manufacturers like Nichia and Unity Opto see 20-30% of their backlighting orders to be for these products. Industry analysts believe that Quantum Dot devices are also expected to see increasing demand in the coming years.