NIST funds LED projects under Advanced Technology Program

Several LED-related projects have been awarded funding by the National Institute of Standards and Technology under its Advanced Technology Program.

The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced 56 new awards for innovative industrial R&D projects under the agency’s Advanced Technology Program (ATP).

The new awards potentially represent a total of up to $138.7 million in ATP funding together with an industry cost-share of up to $104 million, if all projects are carried through to completion. ATP awards are made contingent on available funding and on evidence of satisfactory progress throughout the multi-year research schedules.

The awards in the FY2007 competition will be the last under the ATP, which has now been abolished, although of course ongoing ATP projects will continue to be supported.

Among the awards are:

Efficient Deep Ultra Violet Light Emitting Diodes
Crystal IS, Inc.
Green Island, N.Y.
Develop novel materials, processing techniques and designs to produce high-efficiency LEDs that operate in the deep ultraviolet.
Project duration: 3 years
Projected ATP funding: $2,000 K
Projected industry cost-share: $2,400 K

High-Efficiency, Deep-UV Light-Emitting Diodes
HexaTech, Inc.
Morrisville, N.C.
Develop a deep ultraviolet light emitting diode (LED) as a UV light source for treating drinking and waste water.
Project duration: 3 years
Projected ATP funding: $1,994 K
Projected industry cost-share: $1,196 K

Efficient, Environmentally Friendly, Nanocrystal-Based LED Technology for Solid-State Lighting
QD Vision, Inc.
Watertown, Mass.
Demonstrate an environmentally friendly nanocrystal LED technology for white-light-emitting devices with high power efficiency and tunable color using solution processing on flexible substrates.
Project duration: 2 years
Projected ATP funding: $1,973 K
Projected industry cost-share: $1,463 K

Novel RGB Phosphors for Solid State Lighting
Sarnoff Corporation
Princeton, N.J.
Develop a novel set of red, green and blue phosphors specifically designed to work with near-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes to enable high-efficiency LED lamps that rival incandescent bulbs for color quality and light intensity while using about a tenth the power.
Project duration: 2 years
Projected ATP funding: $1,642 K
Projected industry cost-share: $2,991 K

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