Creating AlN substrates that will enable next-generation devices

News


2013


October

Nitride Solutions closes Series B financing, increases output capacity

October 7, 2013

Nitride Solutions Inc. — a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced nitride substrates for LEDs, lasers and power electronics — announced today that it has successfully closed its Series B round of financing.


Q&A: Nitride Solutions’ first sale proves concept, propels growth, CEO says

October 2, 2013

Several years of research, fundraising and other work at Nitride Solutions is beginning to pay off.



September

Nitride Solutions Ships First Product

September 26, 2013

Company ships first commercial quanitities of aluminum nitride template product to manufacturers of advanced LEDs.



June

UV LEDs ease overcapacity woes

June 3, 2013

Shrinking margins in visible LEDs are driving companies to an ultraviolet explosion,
according to Yole Développement’s Pars Mukish.



January

Nitride Solutions receives WSU innovation grant

January 18, 2013

Nitride Solutions has received a development grant from Wichita State University’s Center for Innovation and Enterprise Engagement.



2012


May

Nitride Solutions receives National Science Foundation grant

May 30, 2012

Nitride Solutions Inc. — a leading developer of next-generation nitride substrates for LEDs, lasers and power electronics — has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to commercialize its innovative manufacturing technology. The nearly $150,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award supports the company’s work to produce aluminum nitride substrates at a high volume and low cost.



April

Nitride Solutions, Wichita State professor receive awards through innovation grant

April 4, 2012

A nearly $2 million federal economic development grant Wichita State University won in September is bearing some of its first fruit.


Analyst: UV-LED market to reach $150M by 2016

April 4, 2012

The annual market for ultraviolet (UV) LEDs will grow by a factor of five over the next few years, reaching $150 million by 2016 – according to the France-based technology market analyst company Yole Développement.



February

Nitride Solutions closes Series A, raises $2.5M to develop advanced substrates

February 15, 2012

Nitride Solutions Inc., a leading developer of next-generation nitride substrates for LEDs, lasers and power electronics, announced today that it has closed its Series A financing. The round was oversubscribed and closed at $2.5M. Nebraska Angels and Aurora UV again joined lead investor Midwest Venture Alliance in completing the round. Nitride will use the funding to perfect the technology and begin sampling in Q1.


UV LEDs ramp up the quiet side of the LED market

February 8, 2012

Relative to visible LEDs, UV LEDs are a quiet market at only $30 million, yet recent breakthroughs in radiant power and intensity have enabled the displacement of mercury-vapor lamps in applications including UV curing and counterfeit detection.



2010


May

UV Disinfection In The Food And Beverage Industries

May 28, 2010

The food and beverage industries are turning to UV light as a non-chemical disinfection method. UV kills all known spoilage microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts and moulds (and their spores). It is a low maintenance, environmentally friendly technology which eliminates the need for chemical treatment while ensuring high levels of disinfection.


Deep-ultraviolet LEDs are being developed for water sterilization

May 28, 2010

The Missile Defense Agency is funding development of Deep-ultraviolet LEDs for water sterilization. Current systems rely on high-voltage mercury discharge lamps that guzzle energy, need high-voltage electronics, and contain hazardous mercury. In addition, the lamps burn out after about 8,000 hours and only emit certain fixed-UV wavelengths.


Advanced substrates will enable future GaN-based devices

May 5, 2010

While most HB-LEDs are manufactured using sapphire or SiC substrates, emerging device types will require more advanced materials. The worldwide demand for GaN and AlN substrates is forecast to grow from $340 million in 2006 to $880 million in 2010…


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