19 December 2011

Cree licenses remote phosphor patents

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has granted five LED lighting manufacturers’ licenses to select Cree patents through its remote phosphor licensing program (launched in August). Cree says that, by making fundamental remote phosphor patents available through license, it is further enabling LED lighting adoption by facilitating the development of LED lights combining remote phosphor optical elements with blue LEDs.

“Cree is committed to the development of innovative, energy-efficient LED lighting technology, and this program provides access to important technology developed by Cree,” says George Brandes, director of intellectual property licensing. “The remote phosphor licensing program is designed to provide rights under the relevant Cree patents that our LED customers need to develop and commercialize leading-edge LED luminaires and bulbs,” he adds.

Initial licensees to Cree’s remote phosphor patents include lighting innovators Aurora Energie Corp, Horner APG, Ledzworld Technology, Vexica Technology, and Wyndsor Lighting LLC. Cree is currently in discussions with other companies to license the remote phosphor patents, and aims to sign additional licensing agreements in the coming months. Details of the royalty-bearing licenses were not disclosed.

Tags: Cree LEDs Remote phosphor

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