【Exclusive Interview】Nitride Semiconductors To Be the Innovator in the UV LED Market Sectors

Nitride Semiconductors, established by the collaboration with Tokushima University, is a company taking the initiative to develop high brightness UV LED and provide products to the customers all over the world. Nitride Semiconductors cooperates with Seoul Viosys and SETi on UVC LED manufacturing and production by using Nitride Semiconductors’ patents. LEDinside had an opportunity to interview Yoshihiko Muramoto, President & CEO of Nitride Semiconductors to learn more about the updated progress of Nitride Semiconductors in UV LED business.

(Yoshihiko Muramoto, President and CEO of Nitride Semiconductors)

Muramoto indicated that Nitride Semiconductors has focused on customized LED solutions and finished product development since 2017. The company has introduced a number of products for sterilization, air purification, deodorization, mosquito catcher, and humidifier. Some of them are also featured with wireless charging function, which are promoted to consumers under LEDPURE™ concept and Nitride brand. In response to the current market demand, Nitride Semiconductors will release sterilization and purification products for the large commercial space in October 2020.

(Nitride Semiconductors products)

In addition, Nitride Semiconductors has already debuted UVC LED showering box in August for medical use. The optical power for the showering box has reached 5,280mW and its disinfection rate reaches 99.99% under 10 cm irradiance distance in 30 seconds. Currently, the company has received many inquiries from hospitals in Japan.

(UVC LED showering box)

Regarding the company strategies, Muramoto indicated that Nitride Semiconductors has handed V-Technology to establish μNitride in November 2018 as a 100% subsidiary to develop Micro UV LED for Micro LED display. Micro UV LED excites RGB phosphors to get RGB full color. Nitride Semiconductors plans to have Micro UV LED mass production in early 2021. Muramoto indicated that the potential products include smart watch, automotive navigation, and augmented reality. Muramoto believes that Micro LED display will largely contribute UV-A LED revenue once the product official release in the market.

Author: Joanne / TrendForce

TrendForce 2020 Deep UV LED Application Market and Branding Strategies
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