Luminus licenses its award-winning PhlatLight Technology to Epistar

Aug. 17, 2010
Date Announced: 17 Aug 2010 Billerica, MA - Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of high light output PhlatLight® LEDs, today announced a licensing agreement with Epistar that enables the company to manufacture LEDs on the PhlatLight platform. This is the third individual licensing agreement for Luminus to other LED companies, demonstrating that LEDs constructed using the PhlatLight technology platform offer unparalleled levels of brightness and reliability. This licensing agreement further validates the strength of Luminus’ patent portfolio which now contains more than 40 issued patents and 100 more applications. “This licensing agreement further strengthens the existing partnership between Luminus and Epistar and enables Epistar to commercialize LEDs based on the PhlatLight technology platform,” said Alexei Erchak, CTO, Luminus Devices. “Epistar is at the forefront of solid-state lighting development and PhlatLight technology will improve their LED performance. Meanwhile, Luminus will continue to focus on manufacturing big-chip LEDs for applications where LED arrays don’t provide enough brightness.” “We are pleased to broaden our partnership with Luminus as their strong IP portfolio includes LED patents that enable unmatched levels of brightness and reliability,” said Ming-Jiunn Jou, president of Epistar. Designed to provide an ultra-bright, reliable light source, PhlatLight big-chip LEDs are used in display applications by some of the world’s largest electronics and lighting companies such as Acer, Guth, LG, Philips Lighting and Samsung. PhlatLight big-chip LEDs are also enabling new general illumination applications in lighting markets such as architectural, entertainment, retail, residential, roadways, industrial high-bay lighting, digital displays and signage and UV for industrial processing. About Luminus Devices Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid-state light sources – PhlatLight® LEDs - for a variety of lighting applications. Its headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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