LED manufacturers are often split between developing products with the lighting industry in mind and making advances which benefit semiconductor devices, according to a sector commentator.
Writing for GLG, Jerald Kolansky claimed that often when a company focuses on maximising the yield of an LED to make it most appropriate for semiconductor products, it can lead to lighting companies taking longer to adopt the technology.
He explained that lighting developers will be more receptive to a greater range of colour bins, as opposed to the possibilities of high yield.
Mr Kolansky noted that companies such as Cree and Philips appear to be binning LEDs to appeal more to their lighting clients.
"One of the issues confronting LED manufacturers has been the ability to bridge the gap between being in the semiconductor business versus being in the lighting business."
Recently, Opto Diode Corp announced the release of a high-output blue LED called the OD=469L, which has been designed for use in medical, scientific and forensic equipment.