Seoul Viosys And SETi To Commercialise LEDs Used By NASA
Companies take next step to push deep UV technology into mainstream
Korean UV LED company, Seoul Viosys, and US based short-wavelength UV LED maker Sensor Electronics Technology Inc (SETi) have signed an agreement to jointly commercialise and expand related sales of the Violeds technology which NASA uses on board the International Space Station (ISS).
The Violeds technology on the ISS uses a UV-C wavelength (a subset of UV covering 100 to 290nm wavelengths) ideal for sterilization. The technology facilitates various experimental and sterile environments in the sealed space station and ensures experiment validity and crewmember safety.
Seoul Viosys recently secured the executive management share of SETi, after ten years of investing in SETi and jointly developing UV LED chips with wavelengths below 350nm.
Many products such as mobile phones, washing machines, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, and air-conditioners harbour bacteria and yet they cannot be sterilized by conventional cleaning chemicals. For these products and many more, UV technology is considered an environmental friendly, low power and compact approach.
Emmanuel Lakios, CEO of SETi, said that he expects the Violeds technology to be applicable to household appliances, automotive air conditioning, and many more uses.
Jaejo Kim, CEO of Seoul Viosys commented: "Violeds technology applied to the use in the space station for disinfection is a very good example of "Creative Economy" where a novel technology will contribute to increased employment and to the growth of the national economy as well."
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