Research and Markets: Global and Chinese LCD Backlight Unit (BLU) Industry Report, 2011-2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese LCD Backlight Unit (BLU) Industry Report, 2011-2012" report to their offering.

In 2012, the LCD backlight unit market size approximated UR$15.5 billion, down 3.1% from US$16 billion (a YoY decline of 4.2% over 2010) in 2011. The continuous decline mainly resulted from the sharp fall in the price of LED chips, the key raw materials for backlight unit. Meanwhile, due to the insufficient demand for TVs, it is expected that in 2012, the global LCD-TV market size will be 216 million units, with a growth rate of merely 2.85%.

For backlight unit enterprises, the light guide plate (LGP) technology acts as the core. As backlight unit exerts great effect on the performance of LCD panel, LCD panel companies have all held or participated in backlight unit enterprises, which are usually supposed to have one client of the LCD panel, e.g. Heesung Electronics and New Optics are suppliers merely to LG Display; Hansol, DID, DSLCD and TAESAN supply Samsung alone. There are only three independent large-scale backlight unit enterprises worldwide, namely, Coretronic, Radiant and Kenmos.

In recent years, the share held by Korean enterprises has continued to decline with poorer ability to control cost and they need to purchase LGP from the Taiwanese counterparts with more advanced LGP technology. Taiwanese players like Radiant obtained 70% of the total revenue from Korea, but in 2008, this figure slumped to 34%.

Key Topics Covered By This Report

1. Introduction to Backlight Unit

1.1 Structure of Backlight Unit

1.2 Light Guide Plate

1.3 Optical Film

1.4 Backlight Unit for Laptop Display Panel

1.5 Backlight Unit for Computer Display Panel

1.6 Backlight Unit for TV Panel

2. LCD Market and Industry

2.1 LCD Panel Market

2.2 LCD-TV Market

2.3 LCD Market Situation

2.4 LCD Panel Industry

2.5 Chinese Large-sized TFT-LCD Industry

2.6 Market Share of Major LCD Panel Companies

2.7 Small- and Medium-sized Display Industry Scale

2.8 Small- and Medium-sized Panel Technology Status

2.9 Geographical Pattern of Small- and Medium-sized Display Industry

2.10 Small- and Medium-sized Display Enterprises Ranking

3. Backlight Unit Industry

3.1 BLU Market Size

3.2 Open-cell and Hinge-Up

3.3 Market Share of Major BLU Enterprises

3.4 Ranking of BLU Enterprises

4. Major LCD Panel Players

5. Major Backlight Unit Enterprises

6. Manufacturers of LED Chips for LCD-TV

Companies Mentioned





- Chi Lin Optoelectronics

- Chimei Innolux

- Coretronic Corporation



- Forhouse

- Forward Electronics

- HannStar

- Hansol Technics

- Heesung Electronics

- Japan Display

- Kenmos Technology

- LG Display


- Lumens

- New Optics

- Radiant Opto-Electronics


- Samsung Display

- Samsung LED

- Seoul Semiconductor


- Tianma Micro-electronics

- Unity Opto Technology

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