19 March 2018
BluGlass and Lumileds extend Phase II collaboration to speed development of new LED applications
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BluGlass Ltd of Silverwater, Australia – which was spun off from the III-nitride department of Macquarie University in 2005 – has agreed with LED maker Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA to extend their existing Phase II collaboration in order to accelerate the development of new applications of LEDs using BluGlass’ remote-plasma chemical vapor deposition (RPCVD) technology.
BluGlass is commercializing its proprietary low-temperature RPCVD process for manufacturing indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based LEDs, power electronics and solar cells, offering advantages including higher performance and lower cost, it is claimed.
The agreement is one of several collaborations that BluGlass has as part of its continuing program to commercialize its RPCVD manufacturing technology, and to continue the development of IP in this field. BluGlass has patented hardware and processes targeting the production of more efficient semiconductor devices at lower cost, to address opportunities in the LED market.
BluGlass and Lumileds have identified strategies to accelerate development, which include shortening turnaround times of project iterations.
“Lumileds is committed to this project and looks forward to realizing the benefits of this new technology,” says Parijat Deb, senior director R&D at Lumileds.
“The Lumileds collaboration remains a key priority for BluGlass,” comments BluGlass’ managing director Giles Bourne. “We look forward to expediting progress and continuing to work with Lumileds towards identifying what new commercial opportunities might exist.”
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