17 August 2010


Luminus licenses PhlatLight LED technology to Taiwan’s Epistar

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which develops and manufactures large-chip PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications, has announced a licensing agreement that enables Taiwanese LED maker Epistar to manufacture LEDs on the PhlatLight platform.

This is Luminus’ third individual licensing agreement with other LED makers, following Taiwan’s Formosa Epitaxy (Forepi) in March and Japan’s Nichia Corp in January 2009. The firm claims that this demonstrates that LEDs fabricated using the PhlatLight technology platform offer unparalleled levels of brightness and reliability, as well as further validating the strength of its patent portfolio (which now contains more than 40 issued patents and 100 more applications).

“This licensing agreement further strengthens the existing partnership between Luminus and Epistar and enables Epistar to commercialize LEDs based on the PhlatLight technology platform,” says Luminus Devices' chief technology officer Alexei Erchak. “Epistar is at the forefront of solid-state lighting development and PhlatLight technology will improve their LED performance. Meanwhile, Luminus will continue to focus on manufacturing big-chip LEDs for applications where LED arrays don’t provide enough brightness,” he adds.

“We are pleased to broaden our partnership with Luminus, as their strong IP portfolio includes LED patents that enable unmatched levels of brightness and reliability,” comments Epistar’s president Ming-Jiunn Jou.

PhlatLight big-chip LEDs are used in display applications by some of the world's largest electronics and lighting companies such as Acer, Guth, LG, Philips Lighting and Samsung, says Luminus. PhlatLight big-chip LEDs are also enabling new general illumination applications in lighting markets such as architectural, entertainment, retail, residential, roadways, industrial high-bay lighting, digital displays and signage, and UV for industrial processing.

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