Panel makers positive about the future of LED backlighting

Panel makers Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and AU Optronics (AUO) both express optimism about LEDs as a lighting source for panel backlighting, amid the backdrop of FPD International 2005 in Yokohama, Japan, an exhibition currently showcasing the latest in the flat panel industry. Development of LED backlighting has the potential to expand and attain the same success as cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) in the large-size panel market in the future, when the new display technology delivers better efficiency and production costs come down after wide adoption, according to AUO, which is shipping LED backlight modules in small volumes at present.

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