|Field||Main Products||Basic Strategies|
|Discharge lamps, LED and LD||
||Maintain profitability and grow sustainably||
Among discharge lamps, sales declined for UV lamps for lithography, owing to price competition as well as greater uptake of long-life type products in the semiconductor and LCD panel fields. In contrast, sales of xenon lamps for cinema projectors grew on a rise in the total number of DCPs installed, mainly in China and other developing countries. In solid state light sources, sales increased due to the expansion of the semiconductor laser business through M&A and the LED business.
Sales of halogen lamps for office automation applications declined, hampered by economic weakness in developing countries.
As a result, sales in the light sources business increased by 7.6% year on year to ¥78,574 million. Segment profit was up by 9.0% year on year to ¥10,976 million.
In discharge lamps, sales will likely grow for solid state light sources but be flat or slightly lower for UV lamps for lithography, owing partially to price competition in xenon lamps for cinema applications.
We forecast halogen lamp sales will decline, owing to the impact on office automation applications of the economic slowdown in developing countries.
|Discharge lamps (including solid state light sources)||¥57.6 billion||¥63.4 billion||¥63.5 billion|
|Halogen lamps||¥14.2 billion||¥13.7 billion||¥13.0 billion|