Magna Electronics of Aurora, Ontario Canada, and Rohinni LLC of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho USA, have formed a joint venture to produce ultra-thin micro LED lighting solutions. Specifically, the joint venture intends to produce micro LED lighting solutions that are brighter, weigh less, and more energy efficient than the alternative technologies, such as OLED. The Magna-controlled joint venture, Magna Rohinni Automotive combines Magna’s electronics manufacturing expertise with the exclusive use of Rohinni’s lighting technology in mobility industries. The joint venture will be headquartered in Holly, Michigan.
Rohinni Offers Thin-Film Mini and Micro LED Technology
Rohinni’s thin-film micro and mini LEDs can be used for almost any application. Additionally, the company has developed technology to fix micro LEDs onto a substrate surface with the speed and accuracy required for high-volume production. Thereby freed from what the companies describe as cumbersome traditional LED manufacturing techniques, the joint venture expects to be able to bring micro and mini LED-based products to market more quickly and cost-effectively.
“Our team is extremely excited about partnering with Magna for this joint venture,” said Rohinni CEO Matthew Gerber. “Magna brings a global brand and reach, along with many years of automotive market and applications experience to this partnership.”
Magna reports that it has made a minority equity investment in micro LED company based on the potential application of their micro and mini LED technology in a range of other industries, applications, and products.
“This joint venture with Rohinni brings thin, flexible lighting technology that mobility has not seen before,” said Magna CTO Swamy Kotagiri. “Current automakers, new mobility companies, other lighting suppliers, and Magna’s own product groups all stand to benefit from this collaboration.”