High-power blue LEDs

SDK has developed a 12 mW blue light-emitting diode LED with a flip chip structure that will be used to backlight liquid crystal displays and be used in the photoflash units of mobile phones.

SDK has developed a 12 mW blue light-emitting diode LED with a flip chip structure that will be used to backlight liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and be used in the photoflash units of mobile phones.

SDK is now constructing a plant in Chiba in Japan to produce 30 million devices a month.

Sample shipments will begin in November this year and commercial production will start next year.

The company predicts that the market for GaN LEDs will continue to grow at an annual rate of 20% or more.

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