With the $200,000 award, it is hoped the partnership can explore new approaches to driving GaN to higher levels of efficiency. The aim is to broaden the range of operating wavelengths from those obtainable on current LEDs grown on sapphire.
ABI Research's recent study "Microwave and Millimeter Wave High-Power Vacuum Electron Devices: Successfully Holding Off the Gallium Nitride Threat" will be of interest to a number of markets. These include organizations involved in defense electronic, energy and scientific research, and spacecraft electronics, as well as VED manufacturers.
The Bergkamen Plant will be increased to manufacture precursors TriMethyl Aluminium (TMA) and DiEthyl Zinc (DEZ). The firm intends to enhance business in the Middle East and Korea, where it has proposed a joint venture with UP Chemical.
The firm’s new Californian facility is already producing 2MW worth of energy to Sol Pacifico. It says the small footprint of each of its machine provides an efficient use of space within the 20,000 square foot facility, outrivaling its closest competitors.
The firm hopes to become one of the top three LED companies in China within two years. It has selected the TurboDisc K465i system as its "tool of choice" for two new factories in Wuhu and Yangzhou, China.
The firm will selectively pick fragile components & deduce accurate placement on circuit boards using the experience of major LED manufacturers. The firm is also introducing its LED nozzle series available for all types of SMT pick-and-place equipment & tooling.