Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced that it has launched the FLINGO (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) project. According to the press release, the project “…was established to develop new materials (layers, in particular) and processes to improve the efficiency and durability of LEDs.” The project is being sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and is set to run through January 2020. Dr. David O’Brien from Osram Opto Semiconductors is leading the project that is working with researchers from four partner organizations: 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. The “…researchers will investigate and combine 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.”

Osram Opto Semiconductors will be the beneficiary of the developed technologies and test their viability for the general market. “The results of the project should lead to highly efficient and durable white light LEDs with possible applications in general lighting for example,” said O’Brien in a prepared statement. “Our intention here is to improve our competitiveness and that of European industry in this field.”