OBDUCAT, leading manufacturer
of lithography solutions based on nanoimprint lithography and electron beam
lithography, has been invited to participate in the EU funded SMASH project.
The project's purpose is to establish new materials and process technologies
to be used in production of low-cost, power-efficient, white LED-light sources
for the general lighting market.
SMASH is an EU funded project within the Seventh Framework Programme, FP 7.
The project is coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH and brings together
complementary expertise from across Europe. 14 partners from large industry,
SMEs, research institutions and universities with an established track record
of productive collaborations will participate in the project.
"Our main focus within the SMASH project will be on stamp manufacturing
and replication of nanostructures based on our proprietary IPS®-STU®
nanoimprint lithography technology for high volume manufacturing", says
Patrik Lundström, CEO, Obducat AB.
Key success factors for the broad penetration of LEDs into the general lighting
market are: high power efficiency and low cost. The concept of SMASH is to establish
disruptive approaches that exploit nanostructured compound semiconductors to
realize the key market factors of high efficiency and low cost. These will be
achieved by epitaxial growth of LED structures on ultra-low defect nanostructured
templates and by the development of LEDs based on nanorod emitters. These approaches
will have large impact on manufacturing coast because they enable growth on
large area, low coast substrates such as Silicon.
"Realizing these technologies will lead to a new generation of highly
efficient and affordable LEDs, which enable the entrance to the general lighting
market. That will keep Europe at the forefront of the energy-saving solid state
lighting business and strengthen its position in the manufacturing supply chain
and luminaire business", says Patrik Lundström.
The SMASH project extends over three years with a budget totalling Euro 11.5
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