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16 February 2017

HexaTech signs long-term AlN supply and IP licensing agreements with Osram

HexaTech Inc of Morrisville, NC, USA – which manufactures aluminium nitride (AlN) substrates and long-life UV-C LEDs for disinfection applications, and is developing deep UV lasers for biological threat detection as well as high-voltage power semiconductors devices for smart grid and efficient power conversion – has signed two strategic agreements with Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany. The agreements include a long-term supply commitment for HexaTech's AlN substrates, direct support of HexaTech's 2"-diameter substrate development program, as well as licensing of certain HexaTech intellectual property (IP).

As a commercial supplier of single-crystal AlN substrates, HexaTech says that it has developed a knowledge base for optoelectronic, high-power and radio-frequency applications based on its proprietary material, helping to activate a market pull for its underlying substrate technology.

"We view this collaborative partnership with Osram as truly a win‐win for both companies," says CEO John Goehrke. "By licensing our technology, Osram is able to accelerate their UV‐C LED device development based on HexaTech's material, and we are able to focus on our core competency, supplying world‐class AlN substrates," he adds.

"Through Osram's strategy of actively expanding our non‐visible optoelectronic product portfolio into the UV‐C wavelength range, we are poised to capitalize on this rapidly growing market segment," says Hans‐Juergen Lugauer, head of UV‐LED research & development at Osram Opto. "Establishing a long‐term strategic relationship with HexaTech, a recognized industry leader in the field of AlN, will allow us to develop highly efficient and reliable deep UV devices, positioning Osram as the dominant high-performance optoelectronic technology provider from the deep ultraviolet through infrared wavelengths," he adds.

Tags: HexaTech AlN UV-C LEDs

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