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Market Trends: Automotive Laser Headlamps Will Increase Laser Diode Demand

Published: 30 September 2015

ID: G00272175

Analyst(s): Masao Kuniba

Summary

Laser headlamps have been adopted by luxury car makers for use as "high-beam" headlamps in combination with "low-beam" LED headlamps. Laser diode semiconductor providers should focus on the automotive market as a key growth area.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Laser Diode Semiconductor Providers Must Increase Luminous Efficiency of High-Power Blue Laser Diodes
  • Market for Laser Headlamps Is Currently Limited to Advanced Luxury Models
  • Emerging Regions Must Introduce Legislation on Laser Headlamps
  • Automotive Component Manufacturers Must Reduce Costs of LED and Laser Headlamp Modules

Vendors to Watch

  • Osram
  • Stanley Electric
  • Nichia

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