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Posted: Jun 23, 2011
CEA-Leti and NEOLUX Partner to Industrialize Third-generation Intelligent LED Systems
(Nanowerk News) CEA-Leti and NEOLUX announced a new partnership aimed at developing and manufacturing innovative LED modules and products for lighting.
The three-year project, known as MODULED, will industrialize smart LED systems in France by simplifying functioning and assembly, reducing the mechanics and electronics of current LED systems, and incorporating the latest LED features. The project also will include establishing processes to allow the fabrication of next-generation LED modules while reducing the costs of acquisition for OEMs.
"The next generation of LEDs will react with their environment -- the lighting of the space and the presence of a person -- and the lighting envelope will assure heat dissipation," said Ludovic Labidurie, CEO of NEOLUX. "Together, these developments will significantly reduce the cost of these products, and our project will take advantage of these changes to develop a new generation of intelligent LED systems."
Leti has focused on LED lighting technology since 2006 and in recent years has launched a variety of projects to deal with the key issues of thermal management, light extraction and wavelength conversion.
"LEDs offer unparalleled possibilities to integrate new features beyond their energy efficiency," said Laurent Malier, Leti CEO. "I am convinced that we are at the dawn of a generation of 'intelligent' lighting objects that is similar to what we saw happening in communications products 10 years ago. Leti has been preparing for this evolution for several years and the successful integration of our new technologies will allow NEOLUX to open new markets, while reinforcing its offer against increasingly tough competition."
The partnership will give NEOLUX, which conceives and commercializes LED lighting solutions, access to the project's first qualified product.
NEOLUX, is based in La Chapelle Vend˘moise, where it has research and engineering offices and a photometry laboratory. Visit www.neolux.fr
NEOLUX is positioned as the French specialist in LED lighting solutions. Our R&D and design office, our photometry laboratory and our equipment enable us to develop products to a high level of technical development and with full mastery of LED systems.
NEOLUX develops solutions that are appropriate for industry sectors and corporate associations for which lighting is a real issue. We carry out a bespoke study for each of your projects. Our know-how offers you made-to-measure lighting solutions that are tailored to your needs.
CEA is a French research and technology organization, with activities in four main areas: energy, information technologies, healthcare technologies and defence and security. Within CEA, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology (CEA-Leti) works with companies in order to increase their competitiveness through technological innovation and transfers. CEA-Leti is focused on micro and nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology and healthcare or photonics. Nanoelectronics and microsystems (MEMS) are at the core of its activities. As a major player in MINATEC campus, CEA-Leti operates 8,000-m▓ state-of-the-art clean rooms, on 24/7 mode, on 200mm and 300mm wafer standards. With 1,400 employees, CEA-Leti trains more than 190 Ph.D. students and hosts 200 assignees from partner companies. Strongly committed to the creation of value for the industry, CEA-Leti puts a strong emphasis on intellectual property and owns more than 1,700 patent families. Visit www.leti.fr.