SEMI Releases China LED Fab Industry Report

Report provides latest data on capital and equipment spending, LED fab capacity, government incentives, and leading companies

SHANGHAI, China and SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 10, 2011 — SEMI has announced the release of a new report, The China LED Fab Industry Report, which provides a comprehensive summary on the rapidly-growing China LED industry, including the latest data on capital and equipment spending, fab capacity, sales rankings of Chinese LED manufacturers, and other valuable information.  The report also includes an update on the subsidy incentives for China fab projects, an update on new LED fab projects, an overview of Chinese sapphire wafer suppliers, and company profiles of the leading Chinese manufacturers. 

Recognizing the long-term potential of solid state lighting and high-brightness LEDs, the Chinese government has supported both demand and supply sectors of the industry, estimated by some analysts to grow from approximately $10 billion in 2010 to over $100 billion worldwide by 2020.  In recent years, China and various local governments have adopted a series of industrial planning policies and incentives to promote the development of solid state lighting.  China has become the world’s leading consumer of solid state lighting and the leading producer of LCD TVs, today’s leading demand driver of high-brightness LEDs. 

In response to these market developments, LED production investments have rapidly escalated.  From 2010 to 2012, the report forecasts GaN epitaxial wafer production capacity will grow over 300 percent to 1,282,000 wafers per month (2-inch equivalents) with MOCVD tool installations growing from a cumulative total 323 tools in 2010 to over 1000 tools by the end 2012.  Capitalizing on this growth, ten new sapphire substrate projects (a market currently dominated by non-Chinese suppliers) have been announced.

The China LED Fab Industry Report is an ideal business tool to understand, monitor and plan business activity in the dynamic China LED market.  The 38-page report provides the latest summary of LED wafer and sapphire substrate manufacturing projects, government incentive programs, MOCVD tool forecasts, and emerging China manufacturing.  The report is prepared by SEMI China-based market analysts and is based on the SEMI Opto/LED Fab Watch and Forecast service that monitors LED capital spending at over 160 fabs worldwide, and other sources.  Prices for the report are US$ 2,500 for SEMI members and US$ 3,500 for non-SEMI members.  Copies of the report may be purchased from the SEMI website (http://www.semi.org/node/38486) or by contacting SEMI directly at customerservice@semi.org or by calling 1.408.943.6901. For information about all SEMI Research and Statistics reports and services, please visit http://www.semi.org/en/MarketInfo.  

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Deborah Geiger/SEMI

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E-mail: dgeiger@semi.org

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