BluGlass And HC SemiTek To Collaborate On LEDs
Companies to explore remote plasma chemical vapour deposition for green LEDs and high brightness LEDs
Australian technology innovator, BluGlass will be collaborating with HC SemiTek, a Chinese LED chip manufacturer, to review the advantages of using BluGlass' Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD) for green LEDs.
They will also explore low temperature deposition of AlN to use in high brightness LEDs. The Chinese manufacturer will supply 4 inch wafers to BluGlass to deposit RPCVD films and HC SemiTek will fabricate the LED devices for testing.
BluGlass' RPCVD technology is a low-temperature manufacturing platform for producing higher performing devices such as LEDs and power electronics at lower cost. BluGlass holds a number of patents in key semiconductor markets including the US, China, Europe and Japan.
BluGlass managing director Giles Bourne said: "It is fantastic to see the commercial interest building in the RPCVD technology capability. We now have three industry evaluations in place with companies that have respected leadership positions in their relative markets.
This forms part of our key strategy to complete our industry acceptance phase as we progress towards commercialising our proprietary RPCVD technology."
This agreement is expected to take several iterations to demonstrate the performance capability, and will involve BluGlass' new RPCVD chamber designed to improve the uniformity of the RPCVD deposition. This chamber is expected to be commissioned in the coming months.
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