According to industry sources, Taiwanese LED makers are targeting DoB (driver on board) orders from 6,000-7,000 small and medium size regional lighting vendors mostly in the U.S. and Europe.
DoB integrates HV chips and driver ICs on substrates to simplify LED lighting structures, allowing such vendors to easily assemble LED lamps.The sources indicated that the market has seen technology mature in 2014 and is expected to take off in 2015.
Among the fastest growing product sectors within the industrial semiconductor market will be optical LEDs, which will attain 12.4% growth. The use of LEDs for general-lighting applications is propelling expansion of this area. Demand for general-lighting LEDs is so strong that as lighting outperformed other applications like televisions, some LEDs originally intended for TVs are being sold to the general-lighting market.