The world’s leading commercial supplier of single crystal AlN substrates HexaTech Inc. has inked two strategic agreements with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH.
According to the official announcement, the agreements between the two companies include a long term supply commitment for HexaTech’s aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates, direct support of HexaTech’s 2” diameter substrate development program, as well as licensing of certain HexaTech intellectual property (IP).
“We view this collaborative partnership with OSRAM as truly a win-win for both companies. By licensing our technology, OSRAM is able to accelerate their UV-C LED device development based on HexaTech’s material, and we are able to focus on our core competency, supplying world-class AlN substrates,” said HexaTech CEO John Goehrke.
“We’re thrilled that OSRAM, a clear industry leader, recognises the tremendous value our IP and substrates provide for UV-C applications, which once again demonstrates our belief that the best substrate material yields the best device performance.”
“Through OSRAM’s strategy of actively expanding our non-visible optoelectronic product portfolio into the UV-C wavelength range, we are poised to capitalise on this rapidly growing market segment. Establishing a long-term strategic relationship with HexaTech, a recognised industry leader in the field of AlN, will allow us to develop highly efficient and reliable deep UV devices, positioning OSRAM as the dominant high performance optoelectronic technology provider from the deep ultraviolet through infrared wavelengths,” added Hans-Juergen Lugauer, Head of UV-LED Research and Development at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.