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7 October 2009


JDSU’s Q Series UV laser reaches milestone

JDSU of Milpitas, CA, USA says it has now shipped more than one hundred Q Series UV lasers for the scribing of wafers used in the manufacturing of LEDs.

According to the firm, the LED wafer scribing process that utilizes the Q Series UV laser has become the most widely accepted method for volume LED manufacturing in recent years, because it allows LED manufacturers to achieve increased yields and lower consumable costs.

JDSU adds that it’s Q Series laser offers:

  • High energy and beam stability.
  • High pulse repetition rate and power.
  • Stable laser performance.

“Growing popularity of LED-based consumer goods such as backlit TVs will continue driving demand for UV lasers,” said Victor David, product line manager for the CCOP business segment at JDSU.

Market research firm DisplaySearch recently said that the penetration rate of LED backlights for LCD TVs should grow from less than 3% in 2009 to 40% in 2013 and more than 50% in 2014, surpassing CCFL backlights.

See related item:

LED backlight penetration in LCD TVs to reach 40% in 2013 and surpass CCFLs in 2014

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