Permlight and Ceramics Process Systems Enter Into Exclusive Strategic Relationship to Develop Advanced Thermally Managed LED Lighting Systems.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
TUSTIN, Calif. & CHARTLEY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2003
- Alliance aims to increase lighting system brightness and lifetime by reducing LED temperature
- Joint development expects to significantly reduce cost of high brightness LED lighting systems and accelerate wide-spread commercial acceptance
Permlight Products, Inc. and Ceramics Process Systems Corp. (CPS) (OTCBB OTCBB
See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). : CPSX), announced today that they have entered into an exclusive strategic relationship to develop semiconductor based lighting systems with advanced composite metal matrix material heatsinks, expanding its role as the leading manufacturer of thermally managed LED products.
Today Permlight manufactures its products on aluminum-core boards that provide the highest thermal dissipation properties of any LED based lighting system on the market. The balance of the LED lighting systems market uses FR4 Fiberglass PC board technology or plastic extrusion--both are very poor thermal conductors.
CPSX is the recognized industry leading manufacturer of metal matrix composite Metal matrix composite
A material in which a continuous metallic phase (the matrix) is combined with another phase (the reinforcement) that constitutes a few percent to around 50% of the material's total volume. heatsink technology which combines silicon carbide silicon carbide, chemical compound, SiC, that forms extremely hard, dark, iridescent crystals that are insoluble in water and other common solvents. Widely used as an abrasive, it is marketed under such familiar trade names as Carborundum and Crystolon. and other high thermal conductivity materials including highly oriented pyrolytic py·rol·y·sis
Decomposition or transformation of a compound caused by heat.
pyro·lyt graphite with aluminum to create application specific heatsinks that have higher thermal conductivity than most conventional metals.
"We expect that the relationship with Ceramics Process Systems will greatly accelerate our plan to commercialize our LED lighting systems in more than just sign applications," commented Manuel Lynch, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Permlight. "By using their advanced thermal control techniques we are confident we can introduce new products that will offer customers choices of pushing the brightness envelope by driving the same number of LEDs at much higher power Higher power is a term used in a 12-step program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, to describe "a power greater than yourself." Although many participants equate their higher power with God, a belief in God or in formal religion is not mandatory; the higher power is intended as a or maintaining current levels of brightness but significantly reducing cost by using fewer LEDs at higher power levels."
"The death of an LED is heat - what we are doing is playing with advanced metal matrix physics to evacuate heat from the LED allowing us to drive it at levels never thought possible" continued Lynch. "Our goal is to increase thermal conductivity 10x over industry standards and therefore drive LEDs at 3-4x their normal current."
In commenting on the use of its technology, Grant Bennett, CEO of Ceramics Process Systems stated, "We believe this relationship explores valuable new markets for us and develops a vehicle for us to enter mainstream high volume applications. Permlight's market presence and know how provides a significant strategic partner for our technology. Permlight is an excellent partner."
"Permlight's team comes from the high reliability world of military and aerospace electronics that first used composite metal matrix heatsinks to reduce weight and lifetime of power electronics systems for the satellites and fighter aircraft fighter aircraft
Aircraft designed primarily to secure control of essential airspace by destroying enemy aircraft in combat. Designed for high speed and maneuverability, they are armed with weapons capable of striking other aircraft in flight. ," continued Bennett. "We speak the same language and expect that our joint developments will yield extremely high quality, long lifetime products."
It is expected that joint product developments with CPSX will drive down cost in both Gallium Arsenide An alloy of gallium and arsenic compound (GaAs) that is used as the base material for chips. Several times faster than silicon, it is used in high frequency applications such as cellphones, DVD players and fiber optics. based Red and Amber systems as well as Gallium Nitride An alloy of gallium and nitrogen (GaN) that is used in semiconductor devices for lasers and LEDs, including blue lasers. Gallium nitride has the thermal and chemical stability required in laser applications. See gallium arsenide. based White, Blue, Green, Visible Violet and Ultra Violet lighting systems, enabling multiple new commercial applications.
Permlight, a premier provider of energy efficient LED lighting solutions, designs and manufactures LED Lighting Systems and power supplies for indoor and outdoor applications. With its patented thermal management technology, the company provides products that are rated as the brightest and most cost effective systems in the industry. More information may be obtained by visiting its website at http://www.permlight.com.
About Ceramics Process Systems
Ceramics Process Systems Corporation serves the wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. infrastructure market, high-performance microprocessor market, motor controller market, and other microelectronic markets by developing, manufacturing, and marketing advanced metal-matrix composite components to house, interconnect and thermally manage microelectronic devices. The Company's products are typically in the form of housings, packages, lids, substrates, thermal planes, heat spreaders or baseplates, and are used in applications where thermal management and/or weight are important considerations. The Company's products are manufactured by proprietary processes that CPS has developed, including the Quickset quick·set
n. Chiefly British
1. Cuttings or slips of a plant suitable for hedges.
2. A hedge consisting of these plant cuttings or slips. Injection Molding injection molding
A manufacturing process for forming objects, as of plastic or metal, by heating the molding material to a fluid state and injecting it into a mold. Process and the QuickCast Pressure Infiltration Process. http://www.alsic.com