Martin Shih reports that while technology barriers remain in manufacturing UV LEDs, especially at shorter wavelengths, a number of potential high-volume applications are driving interest among packaged LED manufacturers. While visible-spectrum LEDs have penetrated into TV and mobile backlighting, automotive, general lighting, signage, and other markets, ultraviolet (UV) LEDs are just beginning to replace incumbent UV sources in diverse applications, including curing, counterfeit detection, medical, sensing, printing, and water/air disinfection. The cost of UV LEDs has dropped significantly during the past several years through improvements in architectures and manufacturing technologies. However, when compared to the price of white LEDs, UV prices are still much higher and fewer manufacturers supply UV LEDs – although volumes are high for these suppliers. As a result, more and more white-light LED manufacturers are attempting to enter this field. Strategies Unlimited has just released its new market research report, “The World Market for UV LEDs and Modules: Market Review and Forecast 2015.” This report looks at packaged UV LEDs and modules using LEDs with wave...