Improving on LEDs: Osram launches FLINGO project

February 15, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Together with four partners from industry and academia, Osram Opto Semiconductors is coordinating an R&D project aimed to improve the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs through the design of novel materials. , more and more attention is being paid to research into new material properties.

In particular, the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) will focus on the functional layers and processes to improve the characteristics of LEDs, such as their efficiency and durability.

In the course of the FLINGO project different deposition methods for thin films such as atomic layer deposition, spray pyrolysis and the sol gel process for manufacturing high-quality LED light sources are to be investigated and combined.

Under the leadership of Dr. David O’Brien from Osram Opto Semiconductors, the project partners will be working on the entire bandwidth of new component properties – including extended lifetime, smaller electrical layer resistance and improved light extraction. These require new materials and innovative or adapted deposition processes.

In addition to project coordinator, Osram Opto Semiconductors, the FLINGO project involves Uninova from the New University of Lisbon, the Finnish thin film technology company Picosun Oy, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg and Vilnius University.