16 September 2010


SDK expands monthly blue LED chip production from 200 million to 340 million

Tokyo-based Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) says that it has increased its monthly production capacity of blue LED chips at its Chiba site from 200 million units to 340 million units. After completion of expansion work in July, SDK undertook a trial run to ensure product quality and stable operation, so commercial operation has already started.

Demand for blue LEDs is expected to grow at about 10% annually on average in the coming years due to increased usage in applications such as LCD TV backlighting and general lighting, SDK comments. The firm therefore aims to boost technical development in order to further increase LED chip output and to improve production efficiency.

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