Everlight, Lextar licensed to use PFS phosphor from GE Lighting
LED packaging service providers Everlight Electronics and Lextar Electronics have obtained licensing from GE Lighting for using PFS (potassium-fluorosilicate)-based phosphor (so-called red phosphor), a technology able to hike richness of displayed red color, to produce high-end LED backlighting packaging, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Everlight and Lextar will begin to ship LED backlighting packaging using PFS-based phosphor technology in the third quarter of 2015, the sources said. Unity Opto Technology, another LED packaging service provider, is also looking to obtain GE Lighting’s licensing for the technology, the sources indicated.
GE Lighting originally licensed PFS-based phosphor technology to Japan-based Nichia and Sharp only, the sources said.