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BluGlass and Bridgelux sign joint development agreement


Companies to work on integrating Bridgelux' LED technology with BluGlass RPCVD tunnel junction process

Australian semiconductor firm BluGlass has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with US-based LED company, Bridgelux. The agreement is to develop cascade LEDs using BluGlass’ patented remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology, to establish a path for mainstream applications in the general lighting market.

BluGlass and Bridgelux will work to develop competitive applications for the growing general lighting market, using BluGlass’ RPCVD tunnel junction technology.

For over 15 years, Bridgelux has designed and produced LED lighting solutions for the general lighting market that are high performing, energy efficient, cost-effective and easy to integrate. Bridgelux’s focus on technology development has yielded proprietary innovations in LED design and manufacturing processes that enable its products to deliver the right quality of light, and accelerate mass adoption of LED lighting.

The joint development program aims to successfully integrate BluGlass and Bridgelux’s technologies in high performance commercial LED applications, and drive commercial adoption of RPCVD-enabled cascade LEDs for general lighting through the future provision of RPCVD equipment and process licensing.

The terms of the JDA are non-exclusive and will provide revenues to BluGlass for its development work.

BluGlass recently demonstrated an industry breakthrough with its patented ‘active as grown’ RPCVD tunnel junctions for LED wafers. These tunnel junctions could solve the industry challenge of efficiency droop, by combining multiple LEDs in a single vertical LED stack - generating greater light output for less power.

“Bridgelux is a leader in solid state lighting innovation and is always working on developing new technologies for the LED lighting industry. We look forward to exploring the potential of RPCVD with BluGlass,” said Tim Lester, CEO of Bridgelux.

Giles Bourne, CEO and managing director of BluGlass, said: “We are delighted to have Bridgelux as a development partner to help deliver the competitive advantages of RPCVD tunnel junctions into this important, high-growth market. Bridgelux is an innovative leader producing premium lighting to high-end markets around the globe. This commercial partnership marks an exciting milestone for BluGlass and we look forward to enabling the lighting technologies of the future together.”

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