BluGlass enters JDA with LED company Bridgelux
Australian semiconductor company BluGlass has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with US-based LED company Bridgelux. The two parties are collaborating to develop cascade LEDs using BluGlass’s remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology, to establish a path for mainstream applications in the general lighting market.
For over 15 years, Bridgelux has designed and produced LED lighting solutions for the general lighting market that are said to be high performing, energy efficient, cost-effective and easy to integrate. Bridgelux’s focus on technology development has yielded innovations in LED design and manufacturing processes that enable its products to deliver the right quality of light to accelerate mass adoption of LED lighting.
BluGlass, meanwhile, is developing and commercialising RPCVD semiconductor technology — a low-temperature, ammonia-free process that is said to offer performance advantages for electronics manufacturers including higher performing, lower cost devices. The company recently demonstrated its patented ‘active as grown’ RPCVD tunnel junctions for LED wafers, which 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.
The joint development program aims to successfully integrate BluGlass and Bridgelux’s technologies in high-performance commercial LED applications and ultimately to 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.
Bridgelux CEO Tim Lester said his company 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.”
Giles Bourne, CEO and Managing Director of BluGlass, added, “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.”
The news comes shortly after BluGlass opened its new manufacturing laboratories in Silverwater, Western Sydney.
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