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Quarterly LED & CCFL Backlight Cost Model

Quarterly LED & CCFL Backlight Cost Model

Cost model for LED and CCFL backlights
Frequency: Quarterly
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Run the numbers on backlight units.

LEDs may soon be the industry’s backlight unit of choice. Use this interactive cost model to determine when this energy-efficient alternative become affordable enough to compete with traditional CCFLs. Pre-loaded with DisplaySearch forecasts for major component, materials and
labor costs, this model allows managers experienced in BLU cost structures to adjust the parameters to match your business for any size panel from 10.1” to 65”. Use this report to:
  • Negotiate the best long-range pricing with cost forecasts through 2013.
  • Efficiently create BLU cost scenarios and researching future BLU costs.
  • Understand how the individual components and the backlight unit will contribute to the total panel cost in the near future.


Jimmy Kim
Senior Analyst, Display Materials and LED

Focused on display materials and LED analysis.

Detailed Information

Data Covered

  • Interactive Excel-based backlight cost models for panel sizes from 10.1” to 65”
  • Parameters including LCD panel size, power saving mode, light source, backlight type, light guide plate, top diffuser, bottom diffusers, prism film, DBEFs, side or top view for LEDs and shape for CCFLs
  • Quarterly data featuring historic materials costs dating back to Q1’07
  • Backlight unit cost forecasts through 2013

Key Questions Answered

  • What are the projected cost trends for the major components, materials and labor needed to produce backlight units?
  • When will LEDs become affordable enough to compete with traditional CCFLs?
  • How do different parameters impact the cost of backlight units?
  • How will backlight unit costs contribute to total panel costs over the next five years?
  • What is the best price for LED and CCFLs components?
  • Where will cost reductions take place in the future?

Quarterly Delivery Schedule

Week 12

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