UV LED-Key Patent Analysis and Market Forecast (2012~2018)
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 237 Pages
|UV LED：主要特許の分析・市場予測 UV LED-Key Patent Analysis and Market Forecast (2012~2018)|
|出版日: 2013年09月10日||ページ情報: 英文 237 Pages||
UV LEDはUV照明市場で急成長を示し、そのシェアは2012年の11%(5,300万米ドル)から2018年には5億2,100万米ドルに達すると予測されています。にもかかわらず、UV LED光源は多くの技術的問題に直面しています。例えば、AIN(窒化アルミニウム)ベースの材料を用いると、高品質の薄膜の製造が難しくなり、またUV LED装置製造・パッケージングにおける技能労働者と資源の不足は低い照明生産量を招きます。近年は多くの企業がUV LED産業に参入しているため、技術開発はさらに成熟する見込みです。
当レポートでは、近年、LED産業で関心が高まるUV LED特許の詳細分析を提供しており、主要アプリケーションの技術開発動向と予測、世界の主要特許の分析、全体的な特許動向の分析、主要特許の動向分析、発行特許の分析、およびUV LED技術のタイムライン分析などをまとめ、概略以下の構成でお届けいたします。
This report is intended to provide in-depth analysis of UV LED patents which has been receiving growing interest in the LED industry. This report will also cover the market forecast (2012-2018) to provide a comprehensive overview of the UV LED industry, the related companies and the research institutes in the two aspects- markets and patents.
As UV lamps are rapidly replacing mercury with the help of high efficiency and high output, a lot of efforts to use them in various applications are being made. This is because UV LEDs using UV light sources have more advantages than existing Hg lamps as follows.
With these advantages, UV LED products are expected to replace existing mercury UV lamps rapidly. In fact, UV LEDs have already started to replace mercury-vapor lamps in many applications as UV curing and counterfeit detection. In addition, there are on-going efforts to apply the UV LED technology to the fields of agriculture and medicine and some products are being deployed at initial prototype stage.
In this sense, UV LEDs are expected to show rapid growth in the UV lamp market. The share of UV LEDs is expected to grow from 11% ($53M) in 2012 to 62 %( $521M) in 2018.
Nevertheless, UV LED light sources are facing many technical challenges. Using AlN-based materials, for instance, makes it difficult to fabricate high-quality thin-film, and lack of skilled labor and resources in UV LED device fabrication and packaging causes low light outputs. As a lot of companies have recently participated in the UV LED industry, technology development will be further matured.
In this context, SNE Research has published a patent analysis report on UV LEDs. The data used in this report extracted from patents filed in Korea, the United States, Japan and Europe until June, 2013. From this, of 3,563 patents, 1,326 valid patents were extracted. These patent data are to be a good help to attain prior art data or related problems, technological progress, and other useful information for exploring novel ideas and solutions for possible problems. It can also serve as a useful tool to prevent or prepare future patent disputes in advance through investigation of third-party patent rights.
This report is also expected to be a great help to examine the patent trends and relevant key patents in the field of UV LEDs.