China LED Display Industry Chain – Profound Instruction

After years of development, China LED display industry has developed rapidly. Many clients don’t know how to choose a Manufacturer. So this article takes you to understand China’s LED Display industry chain.

Guangdong, Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Fujian have more national semiconductor lighting engineering industrialization bases, which have made significant contributions to the development of China’s LED industry. 

As a gathering place for LED lighting elnterprises, Guangdong Province represents the development level and trend of my country’s LED industry to a certain extent. But In the past two years, labor costs and rents in first-tier cities have been rising due to the impact of the epidemic. Many industries have shifted from coastal cities to inland cities. 

Recently, in just two months within time, Ruifeng Optoelectronics and Yuanheng Optoelectronics successively announced plans to purchase land in Hubei, Xiamen and other places to build new production bases. 

Driven by the popularity of Mini/Micro LEDs, companies in the chip, packaging, display and other links have set off a wave of investment and construction in other places, and Jiangxi, Hubei, Zhejiang and other provinces have been included in the focus of the company. More details as follows: for more information you want, welcome contact us, and we are always waiting to provide more useful services to you.

Chapter 1: LED Chip Side of China

From the perspective of the chip side, the LED chip industry is relatively fragmented, with the headquarters of various chip manufacturers spread across the country, and other production bases are mainly in Hunan, Hubei, Fujian, Jiangxi, Jiangsu and other provinces, and the production projects involve LED chips, Mini/Micro LEDs, etc. .

Production bases of chip manufacturers (partial)
CompanyHeadquartersOther production basesProjects
Sanan OptoelectronicsXiamenFujian Quanzhou, Hunan, Hubei, Wuhu, TianjinMini/Micro LED
HC SemitekHubei WuhanZhangjiagan, Yiwu, YuxiLED Chips
Silan MicroHangzhouXiamenSemiconductor/Mini LED
ChangelightXiamenJiangxi Nanchang, Yangzhou
EPISTARTaiwangXiamen, Changzhou, Yangzhou
Focus LightingsJiangshusuzhou suqian
Source: Hangjiatalk research, 2021

Chapter 2. Encapsulation End of China

Most of the encapsulation end enterprises are mainly distributed in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and some enterprises are located in Anhui, Fujian and other provinces.

According to report that the main production base of NationStar Optoelectronics is mainly concentrated in Foshan, Guangdong, and the new production base is located in Nanzhuang, Foshan, which mainly focuses on Mini/small pitch products. 

Dongshan Precision is mainly concentrated in Suzhou and Yancheng.

MLS are main located in Jiangxi and Yiwu, Zhejiang. The main production base of Zhaochi Guangyuan is located in Nanchang, Jiangxi, and the other production bases are located in Shenzhen and Zhongshan. 

Cinda Optoelectronics is mainly engaged in production in Fujian Province, with its headquarters in Xiamen and its production base in Quanzhou. 

Hongli Zhihui’s other production bases are located in Huadu, Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Nanchang, Jiangxi. The Huadu production base mainly produces Mini/Micro LEDs, and the Nanchang production base in Jiangxi mainly produces high-efficiency led encapsulation, smart modules and other products, Jufei optoelectronic other production bases are mainly distributed in Pinghu, Zhejiang, Huizhou, Guangdong, and Wuhu, Anhui; other production bases of Ruifeng Optoelectronics are mainly distributed in Yiwu, Hubei, Zhejiang and other places, mainly producing Mini/Micro LEDs.

Production base of packaging manufacturers (part)
CompanyHeadquartersOther production basesProduction project
Nationstar OpptoelectronicsChancheng District, Gaoming District, FoshanFoshan NanzhuangMini / small spacing
Dongshan precisionSuzhouYancheng (LED)LED
MLSZhongshanJiangxi (Ji’an LCD / Xinyu lighting), Zhejiang Yiwu (lighting)
ZhaoChi OptoelectronicsJiangxiShenzhen (LED), Zhongshan (lighting)LED encapsulation, mini / micro LED
Cinda OptoelectronicsXiamenSanxi, Quanzhou
Kinglight OptoelectronicsShenzhenZhangjiagang, Suzhou
Hongli ZhihuiGuangzhouGuangzhou Huadu, Dongguan (lighting), Shenzhen, Jiangxi NanchangGuangzhou Huadu (min / microled). Jiangxi Nanchang (high luminous efficiency led encapsulation, intelligent module)
Jufei OptoelectronicsShenzhenPingchao, Zhejiang, Huizhou, Guangdong, Wuhu, AnhuiLED
Wanrun TechnologyShenzhenDongguan, Hubei
Guangpu SharesXiamen
Ruifeng OptoelectronicsShenzhenYiwu, Zhejiang, HubeiMini/Micro LED
XinruidaHefei, Anhui
Source: Hangjiatalk research, 2021

It is noteworthy that three enterprises, MLS, Zhaochi Guangyuan and Hongli Zhihui, have put into operation and built production bases in Jiangxi, mainly involving display, mini / micro led, high light efficiency led encapsulation, intelligent modules, etc.

Chapter 3. LED Screen Manufacturer in China

Similar to encapsulation companies, with the exception of leading manufacturer Leyard based in Beijing, Cedar Electronics in Changchun, and Shanxi Hi-Tech in Shanxi, other display manufacturers are mainly located in Guangdong and nearby coastal provinces.

LED Screen manufacturer Location
CompanyHeadquarterOther production basesProduct
LeyardBeijingHunan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, WuxiCommon LED display, Creative display product
 UniluminShenzhen Fuyong, PingshanHuizhou
LedmanShenzhen NanshanHuizhouIntelligent industry R&D and manufacturing base
LianTronicShenzhenHuizhouLED display
Aoto ElectronicsShenzhenHuizhou
Cai LiangQuanzhou, Fujian provinceXiamenMini/Micro LED
GKGDChangzhi, Shanxi province
CLT LED ElectronicShenzhenHuizhou 
Cedar ElectronicsChangchun
LP DisplayShenzhenDongguan, ZhuzhouNew display panel
Source: Hangjiatalk research, 2021

In addition to its Beijing headquarters, Leyard has put into production in Hunan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Changsha and other places. Leyard disclosed in the annual report that the southern production base mainly produces small-pitch products, conventional LEDs, rental products and creative products; while the Hunan production base focuses on small-pitch products.

It is worth noting that the headquarters of five companies, including Unilumin, Ledman, LianTronic, Alto, and Absen, are all located in Shenzhen, and even their production bases are also located in Huizhou. LP Display is headquartered in Shenzhen. In addition to its production base in Dongguan, it is also investing and expanding production in Zhuzhou, Hunan. Its main products are new display panels.

In recent years, the cooperation between upstream and downstream enterprises has been strengthened and the ties have become closer. Leyard and Epistar Optoelectronics jointly established Lijing Microelectronics and built a production plant in Wuxi for the first time, creating the world’s first industrial base that uses mass transfer technology to achieve mass production of the smallest size Micro LED display screen products. 

This also marks the development of the indoor industry chain to Micro/Mini LED displays.

Chapter 4: Production of LED Module Manufacturers Based China

Panel manufacturers production bases
CompanyHeadquartersOther production bases
TCL CSOTShenzhenWuhan,Huizhou,Suzhou,Guangzhou,Abroad(India)
Source: Hangjiatalk research, 2021

According to experts, the press center has incomplete statistics. In addition to the headquarters of BOE in Beijing, the headquarters of TCL CSOT, Tianma Microelectronics, and Huike are located in Shenzhen. Based on the needs of industrial development, the production bases of these four companies are scattered all over the country, and manufacturers such as BOE and TCL CSOT even build factories across borders.

Judging from the distribution of various companies, it can be seen that the display industry is concentrated in the Pearl River Delta region, with the Pearl River Delta region as the center point for industrial radiation, and the focus is on production in Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Zhejiang regions. 

According to incomplete statistics from the press center, Hubei Province has become a key focus area for the LED display industry in recent years, in addition to the display industry clusters in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Five companies went to Hubei to purchase land and invest in building factories. 

The formation of this distribution pattern is closely related to two aspects.

On the one hand, it is the attraction of local investment promotion policies.

According to experts, the press center has incomplete statistics, and many provinces such as Jiangxi, Hunan, and Hubei have introduced a number of favorable policies in recent years.

It can be seen from the investment policy of Jiangxi Province, which emphasizes the promotion of LED industry base construction. In March of this year, the Provincial Development and Reform Commission issued the “Key Investment Projects of Jiangxi Province in 2021, focusing on six major areas including major infrastructure, strategic emerging industries, and health industries, and launched 1,257 investment projects with a total investment of 6.4 trillion RMB. 

According to statistics, so far this year, Wuhan has signed more than 400 projects for investment promotion, with a total contract value of more than 800 billion RMB. 

From a policy point of view, the state has given strong support to the provinces in order to facilitate the absorption of advanced industries in the provinces, and promote the development of the local area and feed back the growth of the industry.

On the other hand, it is related to the effect of leading and resource aggregation.

Taking Hubei Province as an example, most companies mainly value the advantages of Hubei Gedian in human resources, location, and industrial clusters. 

According to experts, the press center has learned that Hubei has gathered “core screen end” manufacturing companies including Sanan Optoelectronics, HC Semitek, TCL CSOT, Tianma Microelectronics, and National Memory Base. The establishment of a production base in Gedian Economic Development Zone will help fully integrate into the local industrial cluster, effectively utilize high-quality customer resources, and strengthen strategic cooperation with upstream and downstream enterprises.

In the future, the industrial chain will continue to be concentrated, and manufacturers will become more and more stringent in cost control, and the development of new products will become a good market. More information about China LED display, welcome to inquiry or turn to our LED FAQ page!