In the face of competition from the Chinese, the Japanese manufacturer of electronic components Röhm bowing in LED lighting. He sells his activity in this area to his compatriot Iris Ohyama, but continues in Oled technology lighting.
Yet a Japanese pushed out of the market for LED lighting. After Toshiba, which sold its lighting to Chinese Konka, is the manufacturer of electronic components Rohm to disengage turn. He sold his business to compatriot Iris Ohyama. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but is estimated at 5 billion yen, the equivalent of $ 44.8 million.
Only 3% of the total turnover
Röhm has invested heavily in the development of lighting business which he would hope to make a captive market for white LEDs. But the rise of competition facing Chinese, he prefers today to abandon the battle. On the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, the activity of lighting to LED of Röhm represent & a turnover of 5.7 billion yen (the equivalent of $ 51 million), is barely 3% of the total turnover of the company (362,8 billion yen).
Refocusing on Oled lighting
Rohm is not totally the lighting market. Still on the segment still in development of Oled technology through Lumiotec, joint venture created in May 2008 with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Toppan Printing and Mitsui and Junji Kido. Despite this defection, Japan there are still many players in led lighting, including Panasonic, Hitachi, Sharp, Mitsubishi Electric and Stanley.