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Picosun joins forces on next generation lighting project

Picosun’s atomic layer deposition technology is already in production use at various LED manufacturing sites

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The FLINGO project aims to realise the next generation LEDs
The FLINGO project aims to realise the next generation LEDs

Picosun Oy has teamed up with Osram Opto Semiconductors, several leading European universities and R&D organisations to develop next generation high-brightness and high-durability LEDs.

 

While its atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology is already in production use at various LED manufacturing sites, Picosun reckons there are still untapped industrial applications for it.

 

“LED industry is definitely one of our key market segments,” said Juhana Kostamo, managing director of Picosun. “This is why we are very happy to collaborate with Osram, one of the global LED leaders, and our other project partners to enable disruptive, high-performance LED technology to strengthens Europe’s position in the front row of worldwide LED business.”

 

The company said the ability of its ALD technology to create superb quality thin films inside ultra-high aspect ratio structures, over high steps, and on other topologically challenging surface details will perform a key role in the collaborative project which is called FLINGO. It stands for functional inorganic layers for next generation optical devices. Osram Opto Semiconductors will also act as coordinator of the project.

 

As an end-user of the technologies developed in FLINGO, Osram Opto Semiconductors will ultimately transfer the new thin layers and layer systems to its LEDs to test them for their suitability for the mass market.

 

“We are very pleased to have Picosun as our project partner in FLINGO,” said Dr David O’Brien, project coordinator of Osram Opto Semiconductors. “We have full trust in [its] excellent ALD know-how, and that combining this with the specific expertise of our other project partners will result in exciting new technologies and make this a successful project.”

 

Other members of the project are: Uninova from the New University of Lisbon; the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg; and Vilnius University.

 

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