Global semiconductor developer BluGlass (ASX:BLG) reports it has signed a paid development agreement with leading developer of nanoporous gallium nitride (GaN) vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) Ganvix.
Under the paid development agreement, BluGlass will aid Ganvix in developing cutting-edge GaN VCSELs and will provide the company with green quantum-well epitaxy services using its proprietary remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology.
This ‘unique’ technology offers key performance advantages for green wavelengths, including higher power and brighter green performance.
In addition, BluGlass’ RPCVD technology is reported to complement Ganvix’s distributed Bragg mirrors (DBR) technology, which is what enables the unique properties of its VCSELs.
“This collaboration highlights the ‘significant’ competitive advantages of RPCVD, which transform how GaN lasers are made to improve performance”
Addressing the partnership, BluGlass President, Jim Haden says: “The advantages of BluGlass’ low temperature RPCVD technology provides ‘significant’ commercial benefits for longer-wavelength lasers, including green. Our unique low temperature, low hydrogen growth technology enables brighter, higher performing green quantum-wells – the key light emitting region in lasers.
This collaboration highlights the ‘significant’ competitive advantages of RPCVD, which transform how GaN lasers are made to improve performance. Our collaboration with Ganvix will advance our RPCVD roadmaps and expands our market opportunity. Importantly, the collaboration complements our own product and commercialisation roadmap, which is focused on edge-emitting laser diodes.”
The company also notes it will receive payment for services during the initial development phases of the partnership which it does not consider material.
In addition, on successful commercialisation, the company expects to receive material revenues from ongoing orders.
Bluglass is an ASX listed Australian public company established to power the smarter, cleaner, more efficient photonics of tomorrow with its proprietary low temperature, low hydrogen RPCVD manufacturing technology. The company has developed leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing technology and devices for more than a decade. Bluglass is backed by an extensive network of supply-chain partners and offers a suite of laser diode products, from small batch custom lasers through to high-volume and off the shelf products.
With the new partnership agreement now signed, BluGlass announces it will keep the market updated on the progress of development, as well as any commercial agreements with Ganvix.