LED joint venture Lexedis launched in Paris

Lexedis Lighting, a joint venture between Toyoda Gosei and Tridonic, has proclaimed "the rebirth of light" at its official launch.

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Toyota showroom, Paris
Lexedis Lighting GmbH, the LED lighting company formed in May 2005 as a joint venture between Tridonic Atco and Toyoda Gosei, was officially launched in mid-December at the new showpiece Toyota showroom in Paris, France.

Tridonic Atco, a supplier of lighting components and LED lighting solutions based in Austria, is a subsidiary company of the Zumtobel Group, a leading lighting manufacturer.

Toyoda Gosei is a pioneer in InGaN LED technology and one of the foremost suppliers of high-brightness LED chips. Japan-based Toyoda Gosei, which also supplies automotive parts, is a subsidiary of the Toyota Group, which explains the location of the Lexedis launch event (see photo).

Lexedis, based in Jennersdorf, Austria, is now the competence centre for both parent companies in the field of solid-state light engines. The company has inherited a strong intellectual property arsenal in light conversion, chip architecture, packaging design and numerous other innovations.

Opening ceremony
Lexedis will concentrate on high-power emitters, and will use inorganic packaging materials and glass optics, as well as developing new phosphor materials and methods of application.

Tridonic will continue to focus on chip-on-board LED technology, which has advantages in specific applications. The high-power LED packaging efforts carried out by Toyoda Gosei in Japan will now be centered at Lexedis, and the Japanese company will focus on its core competency in high-power LED chip technology. Lexedis will move into a purpose-built, fully-automated assembly facility in early 2006.


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