High-brightness LEDs are critical semiconductor technologies for energy efficiency, safety and next generation displays. Improvements in cost per lumen and lighting quality of high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB-LEDs) parallel those of Moore’s Law, promising huge opportunities in solid state lighting, display backlighting and other high-brightness applications. Like Moore’s Law, reaching the full potential of LEDs requires the global LED manufacturing supply chain to collaborate on technology roadmaps and industry standards to reduce costs and spur innovation.

Upcoming SEMI LED Events

Providing extra visibility to emerging markets and applications for semiconductor manufacturing technology, many SEMICON events include focus on LEDs.

March 1

March 20-22

April 24-26

May 15-16

July 10-12

Sept 5-7

WEBINAR: Latest Developments in LED Manufacturing

SEMICON China 2012 -- LED China Conference

SEMICON Singapore -- LED Pavilion

SEMICON Russia 2012 

SEMICON West 2012

SEMICON Taiwan 2012

 Past Events

HB-LED Manufacturing Webinar Series

March 1, 2012: WEBINAR: "Latest Developments in LED Manufacturing" (Thursday, March 1, 9:00am Pacific) This 60-minute webcast will present overviews on where the market is going and what manufacturers are investing in to meet today's needs and position themselves for tomorrow's opportunities. Speakers include: Jamie Fox, IMS Research; Dan Tracy, SEMI; and Mike Corbett, Linx Consulting. Register here:

View the SEMI--Yole Développement 3-part webinar series on HB-LED manufacturing which took place in Feb/Mar 2010.  The program covered materials, front-end manufacturing and assembly/ packaging/ test operations.  No charge for SEMI members. Non-member charge is $99 which includes all three webinars. To view, go to

LED Steering Committee

SEMI members are welcome to join the SEMI LED Steering Committee, which currently has about 20 companies participating to help guide SEMI in its LED activities. Topics involve: event updates, Standards updates, Subcommittee Updates, Market Outlook, and more. For more information, contact Deborah Geiger at

LED Industry Standards

SEMI International Standards is investigating opportunities to reduce costs in LED manufacturing. The HB-LED Standards Committee met for the first time on November 11, 2010 where the Committee initiated standards Task Forces on sapphire wafers, carriers, assembly and automation. The Committee and Task Forces are comprised of industry leaders in HB-LED devices, sapphire wafers, MOCVD wafer processing, and key equipment and materials suppliers to the LED industry. For more information, contact Paul Trio at

Global LED/Optoelectronic Fab Database

The Opto/LED Fab Watch database provides an overview of the global HB-LED and Optoelectronics fabs. These facilities manufacture devices that source, control or detect light. The data includes fab location, theoretical capacity, wafer size and more. The listing also provides an overview view of equipment spending by region. The report contains information about approximately 180 Opto/LED fabs worldwide, about half LED fabs and half opto-related fabs. The quarterly Opto/LED Fab Watch is an essential business tool for anyone interested in this growing market segment.

Industry Advocacy and Information

Government funding of technology and manufacturing funding is an important industry issue in the U.S., Europe and other countries. With member input and support, SEMI participates in public policy advocacy efforts on behalf of solid state lighting. SEMI also supports EH&S and other activities in support of LED manufacturing. SEMI website ( and publications ( also bring important news on LED manufacturing to members worldwide.

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SEMI LED Highlights

Upcoming Webinar on March 1: Latest Developments in LED Manufacturing

Packaged GaN LED Revenues Down; LED Growth Up from 2012-2015 as Lighting Accelerates

HB-LED Standards Update

LED Fab Equipment Spending to Decline 18% in 2012

China LED Market Opportunities and Challenges Showcased in New LED Report

LED Makers Shifting Focus from Efficacy to Manufacturing Efficiency for Mass-Market Leap

Aggressive New LED Lighting Roadmap Target of 8X Cost Drop by 2015 Counts on Innovation in Manufacturing Technology



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