Electrical Business

NEMA NGLIA members receive DoE awards for LED technology

January 25, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) says six member companies of the Next-Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) have been awarded nine projects by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to spur development of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology (which includes LEDs and organic LEDs).

More than $37 million of funding was awarded for 17 SSL projects across
three categories: core technology research; product development; and
manufacturing. These awards are the first instance of DOE funding for
manufacturing projects. The total awarded to NGLIA members is about
$21.5 million.

NGLIA members Cree Inc., General Electric, Osram Sylvania and Philips
Lumileds received awards for product development projects that will
promote market introduction of commercially viable SSL components and
products. Applied Materials Inc., GE Global Research, GE Lumination,
Philips Lumileds and Universal Display Corp. received awards for
manufacturing projects aimed at technical aspects of reducing
manufacturing costs while enhancing product quality.

NEMA administers the NGLIA, which is the designated industry partner
for DoE in the Next-Generation Lighting Initiative to support research,
development and commercialization of SSL.




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