Global LED industries are concentrated mostly in Japan, Taiwan and the EU, according to a new report made available from companiesandmarkets.com.
Research Report on the LED industry of China and the World from 2009 to 2010 states that the EU is mainly dependent on Philips and Osram for its supply of LED technology.
Meanwhile, Japan has a range of corporations producing the technology, including Nichia, Toshiba, Showa Denko, Sharp, Citizen and Toyota Gosei, although only Nichia produces mainly LED.
The LED industry in Taiwan is comparatively scattered, according to the report, although the island's top three manufacturers account for nearly 40 per cent of the output values.
On mainland China, manufacturers are mostly concentrated in the downstream of the industry with nearly 1,000 manufacturers doing the package of LAMP while less than five do large-scale SMD packaging.
In related news, Philips Lumileds recently appointed Alvin Tse as vice-president of sales in the Asia-Pacific region.