Research, Commercialization & Govt Organizations – SSL Design

DOE Awards $10.5 Million for SSL Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected nine projects for solid-state lighting (SSL), in response to the SSL R&D funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001364.  The 18- to 24-month Core Technology Research projects will focus on the application of fundamental scientific concepts to SSL technology. One focus of the-the projects …

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UCSB Researchers Identify Atomic Defects that Reduce LED Efficiency

Researchers at UCSB have identified a specific type of defect in the atomic structure of an LED that results in less efficient performance. The researchers anticipate that the characterization such point defects could lead to the fabrication of more efficient and longer lasting LEDs. Chris Van de Walle, whose research …

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Seoul Viosys and SETi Agree to Commercialize UV LED Technology NASA Uses on ISS

Seoul Viosys of Seoul, South Korea, a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor and Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. (SETi) of Columbia, South Carolina USA, agreed to jointly commercialize and expand sales of UV LED technology. NASA reportedly used the same UV LED technology that the companies jointly developed called Violeds aboard the International …

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DOE Announces Grants Totaling $10 Million for SSL R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a total of $10 million for SSL Development. The DOE announced the funding opportunity on October 14, 2014. The funding from the (DE-FOA-0001171), will go towards the three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas: Core Technology Research, Product Development, and U.S. Manufacturing. …

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IEA Issues Final Report on Potential Health Issues Related to Solid-State Lighting

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) Annex on SSL (SSL Annex) published its final report on the human health issues related to solid-state lighting. The SSL Annex began to review all of the major health-related literature associated with LED lighting in 2011 to prepare a literature …

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DOE Awards Four SBIR/STTR Grants for SSL Technology Development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to advance solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The FY14 Release 2 Phase I awards will explore the feasibility of proposed innovative concepts or technologies. The SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program aims …

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ENAB-SPOLED Project Targets Solution for Economical High Performance OLED Lighting

The European ‘ENAB-SPOLED’ project, which recently commenced, involves the cooperation of six companies and research institutes to develop high performance and cost competitive OLEDs along with a functional prototype. The 2-year project will get 4 Million Euro funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF), the …

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DOE Publishes Fifth Edition of SSL Manufacturing Roadmap

The fifth edition of the DOE’s SSL Manufacturing Roadmap by Navigant is intended to provide a guide to key manufacturing R&D priorities. The Roadmap is a guide to industry to continue and improve capability, and to establish a strong role for the U.S. in SSL production. The DOE has reportedly …

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OLYMP Project Aims to Make More Efficient and Less Costly OLEDs

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research is supporting an association of companies in the OLYMP project. The project acronym OLYMP stands for Organic Light emitting sYstems based on energy and cost-efficient Materials and Processes. Osram is a major contributor to the project. The project’s goal is to improve the …

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