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Steady growth for UV LED market

Thanks to compactness, lower cost of ownership and environmentally friendly composition, UV LEDs have started and will continue to replace traditional mercury lamps in current applications (See figure above), and will also open many new applications, especially portable ones. For these reasons, UV LEDs business is expected to grow from $25M to more than $100M in 2016 at a growth rate of almost + 30%. In 2010, LEDs continue to be sold mostly in the UVA/B wavelengths (especially in upper wavelengths, between 365 to 400 nm). More than 90% of the UV LED market (outside of R&D) was covered by UV curing, counterfeit detection, medical and instrumentation applications requiring UV A/B sources. UVC LEDs are mainly sold today for R&D and scientific instrumentation purpose.

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