MONTREAL, April 27, 2012 / ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled "Optoelectronics Market Tracker. Quarterly Report".
The diverse optoelectronics
segment includes both integrated and discrete products that use optical
and electronic means to, source, detect, or otherwise control light. The
need for increased integration of image sensors and LEDs is occurring
in very high volume application designs and the opportunity for growth
will continue to surpass many digital IC product markets.
The emerging areas that are driving new growth channels include applications like LCD televisions, lighting fixtures, and OLED
displays in the short term. Meanwhile, developments in optoelectronic
technology over the medium to long term will be driven by advancements
in medical applications, and in “green” photonic applications.
For its latest optoelectronics product release, Sharp continued its transition away from CCFL-based LCD products into all-LED Backlight technology with a 10.1 inch WXGA LED-backlit LCD, specifically designed for use in tablet PC applications.
brought to market a 1.3 megapixel MOS type image sensor for use in
applications related to security cameras or networked cameras. Sony
announced that it had developed a next generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor.
Recent LTE Implementation for Europe
smartphone availability in Europe is going slower than it was in the
U.S. as European operators are not “as aggressive” as in the U.S. Two
operators in Germany, Vodafone and Deutsche Telecom, have rolled out a
few LTE smartphones. They started with LTE-enabled network in rural
areas, moving to enabling cities later, a pre-condition upon getting
required spectrum licenses.
In March 2012, Vodafone has launched
the HTC Velocity 4G phone, the first LTE smartphone on the German
market. Following this, there are a number of further launches of
smartphones and tablets, including one by Asus. Sweden has also started
selling the Samsung Galaxy LTE smartphone, with LTE services being made
available in most northern European countries.
consumer and communications application segments continue to account
for the majority of optoelectronics revenue, coming from increased
demand and high product volumes, which have resulted in new product
Led by LEDs, sales and unit shipments of
optoelectronics are expected grow strongly for this year and for the
duration of the forecast period through 2017. Demand for LEDs and OLEDs
is growing due to new products ranging from television displays to
general lighting applications. LEDs, including Organic LEDs or OLEDs,
high brightness white LEDs, and others, will remain the largest and
fastest growing individual product within the optoelectronics market
major product in the optoelectronics market is image sensors. Demand
for image sensors primarily depends upon the health of its major
application segments such as mobile communications, computers, and
consumer electronics markets. Growth in the short term will result from
increased demand for camera-enabled phones and consumer electronics such
as camcorders and PC-based cameras. In terms of application
consumption, the communications market, which is mainly composed of
mobile phones and wireless infrastructure, accounts for the majority of
The automotive market will likely remain
one of the smallest application areas for optoelectronics, but products
are increasingly being used in lighting, cruise control,
instrumentation, and infotainment systems. Industrial will remain the
third largest market, due to the inclusion of the general and factory
lighting segments which are major growth applications for high
brightness white LEDs, and because of the significant growth seen in
medical and in some mil/aero applications.
• China's Huawei and ZTE growing market share in smartphones
• Recent LTE implementation for Europe
• Positive U.S. auto sales update
• Apple's prediction for the future of tablets
• Sony's 3D and OLED television strategies
• Mobile phone trends from Mobile World Congress
• Nokia introduces 41-Megapixel smartphone camera
• Samsung reveals ambitious medical strategy
• Stacked CMOS image sensor design for back illumination
• LED efficiency now exceeds 100 percent
of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be
found on Electronics.ca Publications' website. View the report: Optoelectronics Market Tracker. Quarterly Report