3 February 2020
University of Sheffield spins off EpiPix to develop and commercialize micro-LED technology
The UK’s University of Sheffield has officially launched the spin-off company EpiPix Ltd, which is developing and commercializing micro-LED technology for photonics applications such as micro-displays for portable smart devices, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), 3D sensing and visible light communications (Li-Fi).
Underpinned by research from professor Tao Wang and his team at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, the firm is collaborating with global corporations on next-generation micro-LED product development.
The pre-production technology has already been demonstrated for multi-colour micro-LED arrays on single wafers with high light efficiency and uniformity, the university says. EpiPix is developing robust micro-LED epiwafers and product solutions for red, green and blue wavelengths with micro-LED pixel size ranging from 30μm down to 10μm, and has demonstrated prototypes with a diameter of less than 5μm.
EpiPix operates as a commercially driven technology center with worldwide exclusive commercial rights to all the micro-LED intellectual property that has been licensed by the company from the university.
“This is an exciting opportunity, and great timing in the micro-LED markets, for turning excellent science into profitable micro-LED products,” reckons EpiPix’s CEO & director Dennis Camilleri. “We are already engaged with industry customers to ensure that EpiPix aligns with their short-term product requirements and future technology roadmaps.”
Camilleri is attending the SPIE Photonics West 2020 conference & exhibition in San Francisco, CA, USA (3-6 February).