Kiyosu, Japan: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Toyoda Gosei) has entered into a License Agreement relating to silicate-based white LEDs with Harvatek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of surface mount device LEDs headquartered in Taiwan.
Toyoda Gosei, together with Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH in Austria, Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen GmbH and Litec GbR in Germany (the four members of the B.O.S.E. Consortium*), owns basic patents for a technology that generates white light with blue LEDs and novel yellow silicate phosphors. The technology enables the manufacture of white LEDs with high-accuracy and high-brightness, the primary applications of which include cell phones, laptops, GPS and other small displays, accounting for high share of today's global LED market. In order to make the white LED technology available to the LED industry, the B.O.S.E. Consortium offers two different licensing schemes: a Device License for using the white LED technology, and a Material License for manufacturing and marketing the phosphors.
Toyoda Gosei has granted the Device License to Harvatek for it to join the pool of white LED manufacturers with the B.O.S.E. Consortium's silicate-based LED patents. A listing of those manufacturers is available at: http://toyodagosei-led.jp/pdf/licensees.pdf
About Toyoda Gosei
Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading manufacturer of rubber and plastics polymers and optical semiconductors. Today, the Toyoda Gosei group provides a variety of automotive parts and LEDs internationally, with a network of 94 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and outstanding technologies for automobile safety, comfort, and environmental protection, Toyoda Gosei aims to be a truly global supplier of choice that delivers the highest levels of satisfaction to customers worldwide.
* B.O.S.E. stands for Barium Ortho-Silicate Europium
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