Top LED suppliers as seen by IHS Markit

August 17, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Market research firm IHS Markit has released its annual 2015 revenue-share ranking of the top LED suppliers in backlighting, automotive, lighting and other applications.

According to the 2016 edition of the IHS Markit Packaged LED Report , Nichia led in both lighting and mobile applications for 2015, with 12.9 percent share of the total packaged LED market, followed by Osram and Lumileds with a combined share of 14.7 percent.

“In 2015, Nichia overtook Cree, which led the lighting category in 2014", notes Alice Tao, senior analyst, LEDs and lighting for IHS Markit. "Nichia was also very strong in mobile phone LEDs, since the company is a major supplier for Apple’s iPhone.”

Samsung is the leading supplier in backlighting, which includes LEDs used in TVs, monitors, notebook PCs and tablet PCs, followed by Nichia in second position, LG Innotek being third.

Osram retained its leadership position as a supplier of automotive LEDs. Its market in 2015 share was 35 percent for LEDs used in the total automotive market and 40 percent for those used in the automotive exterior market. It also led in the “other” application, which includes LEDs used for industrial, medical, security, projection, signage and off-specification applications.

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