Bridgelux to cut costs, boost efficiency with silicon LEDs

08/10/2011 | CNET

Bridgelux, a manufacturer of light-emitting diode light sources, expects to reduce costs by 20% to 30% while increasing energy efficiency by making its LED chips on silicon wafers with a gallium nitride thin film, rather than employing sapphire or silicon carbide substrates. The company says the transition to silicon-based fabrication will take about two years.

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