AIXTRON Lowers Revenue Expectation by 25 Percent; LED Market Slows in 2011
Boston, MA - February 6, 2012 - Despite generally positive results and continuing development activities in the optoelectronics industry, the LED segment appeared to slow toward the end of 2011, affecting this area of the semiconductor market. The Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service (GaAs) viewpoint, “Compound Semiconductor Industry Review July-September 2011: Optoelectronics,” captures product, technology, contract and financial announcements for companies such as AIXTRON, IQE, Kopin, Soitec, Oclaro, GigOptix, Cree, JDSU, Avago Technologies, Finisar and Osram.
“When a leading equipment manufacturer in the very front end of the supply chain revises revenue and backlog expectations substantially downward, the entire segment takes notice,” observed Eric Higham, Director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. “Mid- to long-term prospects for the LED market remain positive, but continuing economic turmoil and rapidly dropping prices have manufacturers in the LED supply chain on edge.”
Asif Anwar, Director, Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice added, “The optoelectronics market appears poised for growth. Optical device and network manufacturers are targeting 40 and 100Gbps systems, a number of new LED products have been introduced and the US Department of Energy continues to make large investments in solar energy.”
This Strategy Analytics viewpoint summarizes financial, product, contract and employment announcements from major optoelectronic material, device and equipment suppliers, categorizing these announcements by material and equipment, laser, LED and compound photovoltaic activity.
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