ASP for handset-use LEDs falls more than 20%
Taiwan LED manufacturers are aggressively seeking more profits by focusing on products used in digital camera flashes and MP3 players, as the average selling price (ASP) of SMD LEDs used in mobile phones has fallen significantly since early this year.
Everlight Electronics estimates the price for handset applications has dropped by more than 20% since the beginning of this year, according to the company. Harvatek, whose business chiefly comes from the handset keypad sector, said the company's ASP for the segment has dropped about 30%.
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