Laser Diode Market Share Report, Size, Trends & Forecast 2030

Laser Diode Market Size and Forecasts (2020 - 2030), Global and Regional Share, Trends, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Doping Material (AlGaInP, GaAlAs, GaN, InGaN, and Others), Wavelength (Infrared Laser Diode, Red Laser Diode, Blue Laser Diode, Blue-Violet Laser Diode, and Others), and Application (Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Automotive, Military and Defense, and Others)

  • Report Code : TIPTE100000101
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 184
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The laser diode market size was valued at US$ 8.03 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 22.25 billion by 2030. The laser diode market is estimated to record a CAGR of 13.8% from 2022 to 2030.

Analyst Perspective:

Laser diodes are widely used for various applications across hundreds of industries and markets, both industrial and commercial. The key functionality of laser diode devices is signal processing, which takes the form of sensing and communications, further increasing the demand for laser diodes for sensing applications. Fiber optics communications rely heavily on the signal processing power of laser diodes to carry signals for telephony, cable, and internet, contributing to the demand for laser diodes. Further, the growing adoption of laser diodes for sensing applications such as smartphones for gesture control and facial recognition features contributes to the laser diode market growth. The use of laser diode for data communication and LiDAR system for automotive also propels the market growth. The rise in integration of technologies such as IoT across several industries such as healthcare, automotive, and building requires fiber optics communication technologies, which drives the demand and adoption of laser diodes.

Laser Diode Market Overview:

Laser diodes are semiconductor devices similar to light-emitting diodes (LED) but possess several unique attributes such as compact size, efficient work even in low input, and compatibility with modern electronics. Several advantages of laser diodes such as higher intensity, simpler integration, consistent output, lower overall cost, and superior performance propel their demand in numerous end-use industries, including automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, and military & defense. Laser diodes are widely used in laser pointers and specific scientific and industrial applications (optical pumping of other lasers, spectroscopy, surface hardening, and others).

Laser diodes are extensively used in the telecommunication sector as they are easily modulated and coupled with light sources, which makes them an ideal option for fiber optics communication. The telecommunications and optical data storage industries are among the largest consumers of laser diodes as they have an exceptionally fast response time. The diodes are used in various electronics and instruments such as rangefinders, barcode readers, and consumer electronics. In addition, low and high-power diodes are used broadly in the printing sector as light sources for scanning images and high-speed and high-resolution printing plate manufacturing.

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Laser Diode Market: Strategic Insights

Laser Diode Market

  • CAGR (2022 - 2030)
    13.8%
  • Market Size 2022
    US$ 8.03 Billion
  • Market Size 2030
    US$ 22.25 Billion

Market Dynamics

GROWTH DRIVERS
  • Rise in Electronics Industry
  • Rise in Adoption of VCSEL for 3D Sensing Applications
  • Strategic Initiatives by Market Players
FUTURE TRENDS
  • Miniaturized Electronics
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Growing Telecommunication Industry

Key Players

  • Coherent Corp
  • IPG Photonics Corporation
  • Nuvoton Technology Corporation
  • Sharp Corp
  • Sheaumann Laser, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd
  • TRUMPF SE + Co KG
  • Jenoptik AG
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Doping Material
  • AlGaInP
  • GaAlAs
  • GaN
  • InGaN
  • Others
Wavelength
  • Infrared Laser Diode
  • Red Laser Diode
  • Blue Laser Diode
  • Blue-Violet Laser Diode
  • Others
Application
  • Telecommunication
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Automotive
  • Military and Defense
  • Others
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Laser Diode Market Driver:

Rise in Adoption of VCSEL for 3D Sensing Applications Drives Laser Diode Market Growth

3D sensing technologies are used in various industries such as consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, and automation. The 3D sensing technologies in these applications help to gain high precision and accuracy for the required task. For example, 3D sensing technologies in cameras help scan and render objects in 3D, one of the most common uses in smartphones, automobiles, drones, and robots. In consumer electronics such as smartphones, it is widely used for facial recognition and gesture control technologies. In industry automation, vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) is used for accurate sensing technologies. In addition, it is widely adopted in virtual reality and gaming applications. Thus, the rise in these industries contributes to the requirement for 3D sensing technologies, which further demands VCSEL. To cater to the demand for VCSEL, several market players are introducing new VCSEL products. A few of them are mentioned below:

  • In April 2022, TRUMPF launched new VCSEL products to expand their VCSEL product portfolio for 3D sensing in consumer and industrial applications.
  • In March 2021, IQE PLC unveiled an IQVCSELTM product line to expand its VCSEL portfolio for service communication and advanced sensing markets.
  • In March 2021, Lumentum Operations LLC launched five and six-junction VCSEL array products for advanced consumer and other 3D sensing applications.

Further, the use of VCSEL-based imaging increases the power and wavelength for 3D sensing. Its ability to produce higher power outputs makes it an optimal solution for its robotics and autonomous vehicle applications. Thus, the rise in the adoption of VCSEL for 3D sensing applications contributes to the laser diode market growth.

Laser Diode Market Report Segmentation and Scope:

The laser diode market is segmented on the basis of doping material, wavelength, application, and geography. Based on doping material, the laser diode market is segmented into AlGaInP, GaN, GaAlAs, InGaN, and others. Based on wavelength, the laser diode market is segmented into blue laser diode, blue-violet laser diode, infrared laser diode, red laser diode, and others. By application, the laser diode market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, military & defense, and others. Based on geography, the laser diode market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.

Laser Diode Market Segmental Analysis:

By application, the laser diode market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, military & defense, and others. Laser diodes play a crucial role in modern telecommunications. They are commonly used in fiber-optic communication systems for numerous tasks, including optical fiber transmission, fiber optic networking, telecom data transmission, data storage, etc. The Laser diodes serve as efficient light sources for transmitting data through optical fibers, enabling high-speed communication over long distances. In fiber-optic networks, laser diodes are used in transmitters to convert electrical signals into optical signals for transmission through the fiber-optic cables. Moreover, it facilitates the transmission of voice, data, and video signals in telecommunication networks, ensuring rapid and reliable communication. Laser diodes contribute significantly to the efficiency and speed of data transmission in modern telecommunications infrastructure. Thus, laser diodes are used vastly in the telecommunication sector.

Laser diodes are widely used in consumer electronics for various purposes. They are commonly found in devices such as DVD and Blu-ray players, optical disc drives, laser printers, and barcode scanners. Additionally, laser diodes are integral in the operation of a few types of laser pointers and range finders. Their compact size and efficiency make them suitable for applications where precise and focused light is required, contributing to the advancement of technology in consumer products. Thus, considering the various applications and suitable sizes, laser diodes are used widely in consumer electronics.

Laser Diode Market Regional Analysis:

The Asia Pacific laser diode market size was valued at US$ 3.46 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 10.77 billion by 2030; it is expected to register a CAGR of 15.2% from 2022 to 2030. The Asia Pacific laser diode market is segmented into Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the rest of Asia Pacific. China accounted for the largest share of the Asia Pacific laser diode market in 2022. China is one of the strong players in the semiconductor industry due to government initiatives such as Made in China 2025 to promote local manufacturing across the country. China's semiconductor industry consists of various companies contributing to the flourishing demand for semiconductors in several industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and aerospace. A few of the major electronics manufacturers in the country include BYD Electronics and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; among others. Thus, to boost local production, the electronics companies invest to procure required technologies from China. For instance, in June 2020, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a China-based manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics, invested in China-based VCSEL provider Vertilite to provide VCSEL laser diode supplies to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Thus, such demand for laser diodes contributes to the laser diode market growth in the country.

Japan is one of the most developed countries in Asia Pacific. The adoption of technologies across the country is significantly high across residential, commercial, and industrial applications, thereby offering lucrative business opportunities to electronics manufacturers. In addition, according to Dentsu officials in September 2021, the country's consumer electronics market is rising. Thus, several players across Japan introduced new laser-based technology advancements to cater to the growing demand for consumer electronics. Thus, the rise in demand for laser diodes contributes to the laser diode market growth in Japan.

Laser Diode Market Key Player Analysis:

Coherent Corp; IPG Photonics Corporation; Nuvoton Technology Corporation; Sharp Corp; Sheaumann Laser, Inc.; Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd; TRUMPF SE + Co KG; Jenoptik AG; Mitsubishi Electric Corp; and ams-OSRAM AG are among the key companies operating in the laser diode market.

Laser Diode Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2022 US$ 8.03 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 22.25 Billion
Global CAGR (2022 - 2030) 13.8%
Historical Data 2020-2021
Forecast period 2023-2030
Segments Covered By Doping Material
  • AlGaInP
  • GaAlAs
  • GaN
  • InGaN
  • Others
By Wavelength
  • Infrared Laser Diode
  • Red Laser Diode
  • Blue Laser Diode
  • Blue-Violet Laser Diode
  • Others
By Application
  • Telecommunication
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Automotive
  • Military and Defense
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Coherent Corp
  • IPG Photonics Corporation
  • Nuvoton Technology Corporation
  • Sharp Corp
  • Sheaumann Laser, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd
  • TRUMPF SE + Co KG
  • Jenoptik AG
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp
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    Laser Diode Market Recent Developments: 

    Inorganic and organic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions are highly adopted by companies in the laser diode market. A few recent key Laser Diode Market developments are listed below:

    • In November 2021, TRUMPF, a high-technology company, announced a strategic partnership with LAYERTEC in an agreement that will strengthen the competence they can both bring to the display industry. The alliance will see TRUMPF invest in a broad range of machinery for the manufacture of large optical components.
    • In March 2020, Jenoptik acquired the remaining 33.42% of the shares in JENOPTIK Japan Co. Ltd. from its joint venture partner Kantum Ushikata Mfg. Co., Ltd. and thus transfers the joint venture to a wholly owned Jenoptik Group subsidiary. The two business partners have agreed not to disclose the purchase price of the shares.
    • In March 2022, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it will begin shipping samples of its 50Gbps distributed-feedback (DFB) laser diode for optical-fiber communication in fifth-generation (5G) mobile base stations.
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Doping Material, Wavelength, and Application

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Which region is holding the major market share of global laser diode market?

    The Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2022, followed by North America and Europe.

    Which is the leading doping material segment in the laser diode market?

    The AlGaInP segment led the laser diode market with a significant share in 2022 and GaN segment is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period 2023-2030.

    Which is the fastest growing regional market?

    Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast perio.

    Which are the key players holding the major market share of laser diode market?

    The key players, holding majority shares, in laser diode market includes ams-OSRAM International GmbH; Coherent Corp; IPG Photonics Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd..

    What are the driving factors impacting the laser diode market?

    Rise in electronics industry, rise in adoption of VCSEL for 3D sensing applications, and strategic initiatives by market players are the driving factors impacting the laser diode market.

    What will be the market size for laser diode market by 2030?

    The laser diode market is expected to reach US$ 22.52 billion by 2030.

    What is the estimated global market size for the laser diode market in 2022?

    The laser diode market was valued at US$ 8.03 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 22.52 billion by 2030; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% during 2022–2030.

    What are the future trend of the laser diode market?

    Miniaturized electronics is the future trend of the laser diode market.

    The List of Companies - Laser Diode Market

    1. Coherent Corp
    2. IPG Photonics Corporation
    3. Nuvoton Technology Corporation
    4. Sharp Corp
    5. Sheaumann Laser, Inc.
    6. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd
    7. TRUMPF SE + Co KG
    8. Jenoptik AG
    9. Mitsubishi Electric Corp
    10. ams-OSRAM AG

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