Sumitomo Electric Develops Thermal Resistant LED FPC

Sumitomo Electric has successfully developed Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) for LED applications that can tolerate high temperature of 150 degrees Celsius, according to a report by Nikkei.
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Soitec and Sumitomo Electric Sign Smart Cut™ Licensing Agreement

Major step in joint partnership to develop market of GaN substrates for high-performance LED lighting applications. Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading worldwide provider of compound semiconductor materials, have signed a licensing and technology-transfer agreement under which Sumitomo Electric will use Soitec’s proprietary Smart Cut™ technology to manufacture engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substra...
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Japan Sumitomo Created the World’s First 6-in. GaN Wafers for White LEDs

Recently, Japan's Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. is said to develop the world’s first 6-inch diameter gallium nitride (GaN) substrates for white LEDs. Presently, the white LED market has been growing using 2- to 4-inch sapphire substrates. As an alternative to sapphire, Sumitomo Electric began production of 2-inch diameter GaN substrates designed for use in white LEDs.
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Streetlights and high-bay fixtures require high flux and efficacy to meet the ever increasing demands for system efficiency and energy cost reduction for these applications. Today, LUXEON 5050 LEDs received an upgrade in both flux and efficacy... READ MORE

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the large-scale search for practical solutions that can prevent the spread of the deadly virus — from researchers and scientists committed to finding a solution, to the manufacturers and consu... READ MORE