LED and CCFL Backlight Cost Research

LED and CCFL Backlight Cost Research

Quarterly LED & CCFL Backlight Cost Report
Frequency: Quarterly
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Improve backlight cost forecasts to help maximize margins

DisplaySearch was acquired by IHS in 2014. The combined data and analysis from DisplaySearch and IHS has now been integrated into enhanced product offerings. The most up-to-date description of this product is available on the IHS Technology website.

The Quarterly LED & CCFL Backlight Cost Report is designed to help clients improve BLU price negotiations as well as understand where cost and price trends are going. Since BLUs represent one of the highest costs within the TFT LCD components and materials market, both suppliers and manufacturers aggressively pursue cost reductions. This makes having accurate costs critically important for supply chain professionals.

Our global team of analysts interviews both buyer and seller throughout the supply chain to develop an accurate bill of materials for each module tracked. With this reliable understanding of actual cost structures, clients can track trends in material, optical film, bezel and frame, or overhead costs. Clients can use this report to

  • Track historical and forecast costs and pricing in every size screen for every application, including the backlight unit
  • Make better business decisions by having a complete component-level cost picture of every panel
  • Know what should be paid for LED and CCFL BLUs, quarterly
  • Take the guesswork out of price negotiations

Recent Findings


Jimmy Kim
Senior Analyst, Display Materials and LED

Focused on display materials and LED analysis.

Detailed Information

Data Covered

  • Detailed cost information for panel sizes 10.1” through 65”, resulting in over 80 individual analyses of screen size, resolution, application, and backlight type
  • Breakouts by LED#/CCFL#, LED/CCFL Unit Price, LED/CCFL Assembly, Light Guide Plate, Diffusion Board, Top Diffuser, Bottom Diffusers, Upper Prism Film, Lower Prism Film (BEF), DBEF, Bezel and Frame, Other Materials, Amortization (Labor, SG&A and Package Costs), Sales Profit, and Total Sales Cost
  • Quarterly historical cost data for previous four quarters plus rolling 16 quarter forecasts
  • Summary sheet for the current quarter lets users quickly see in which sizes LEDs make sense based on cost differentials from CCFLs
  • Separate worksheet analysis with price reductions calculated in percentages by screen size, resolution, application and backlight type for previous year, and next four years
  • Subtotals costs (in $USD) by materials costs, optical film costs, bezel & frame costs with total costs for materials and component, sales profit, and final sales cost
  • Technology breakouts by direct type, side type, CCFL, and LED
  • Large area application breakouts by LCD TV, notebook PC, and LCD monitor

Key Questions Answered

  • What are the projected cost trends for the major components, materials and labor needed to produce 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?

Delivery Schedule

Week 15

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