LEDs in notebook applications not to come until Q2 2007

Taiwan LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology project that LEDs for notebook backlighting won't be see serious adoption until the second quarter of 2007 due to the current higher costs of production. A 12.1" LED-based notebook display needs 44 white LEDs, which deliver a brightness of up to 200 nits and has a thickness of only 0.8mm, much better than what a 12.1" CCFL notebook display can produce, sources at Taiwan LED makers indicated.

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