China's LED industry started in the 1970s, after more than 30 years of development, China's LED industry has initially formed a more complete industrial chain which including the production of LED epitaxial wafers, LED chip preparation, LED chip packaging, LED power supply and LED products. Under the promotion of "National Semiconductor Lighting Project", China’s LED industry formed the Shanghai, Dalian, Nanchang, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Yangzhou and Shijiazhuang, semiconductor lighting engineering industrialization base. Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta, Fujian triangle and the northern region has become gathering place of China’s LED industry development.
China's semiconductor lighting industry developing rapidly, especially the epitaxial chip companies, the scale of packaging enterprises continue to maintain rapid growth, lighting applications made greater progress. China LED application product output value has more than 30 billion yuan in 2007, has become the world’s larget production and exporting country of LED full color LED display, solar LED, landscape lighting. China has formed a certain characteristics in the field of lighting, especially in outdoor lighting, there are hundreds of LED lights business have constructed dozens of demonstration roads, but the domestic large-size LCD backlight and automotive headlamps are still lagging behind.
2008 Beijing Olympic Games focused on the show of LED lights, lead to people have a new understanding of LED, strongly improved the development of China's semiconductor lighting industry. However currently China's semiconductor industry is not strong, the core competitiveness is still to be further improved. For domestic enterprises, expanding scale , improve product quality and technical level is the primary task, or gradually through research to breakthrough core patents.