OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
As the world’s second largest manufacturer of optoelectronic semiconductors for the illumination, sensing and visualisation sectors, OSRAM combines extensive know-how in semiconductor technology, converter materials and packages under one roof. The extensive semiconductor product portfolio includes high-power LEDs in the visible range, high-performance infrared LEDs, high-quality optoelectronic detectors and sensors, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and high-power semiconductor lasers. In Regensburg, Germany the most advanced optical chip factory in the world was opened in April 2003, was expanded in 2007, and employs around 1500 people. A core competence of the OSRAM OS technology team is the continuous transfer of research and development results into mass production. The OSRAM team is equipped with all facilities to develop high-tech optoelectronic devices. The entire production chain of opto devices from III-V epitaxial growth through photolithography, metal deposition, passivation, plasma etching, chip singulation, optical and electrical chip characterisation up to device packaging including phosphor technology is available. Lifetime test and qualification equipment is used to assist the research activities. The company benefits from more than thirty years of experience in the development and production of optoelectronic semiconductor components. This is evidenced by more than 3,000 patents in the various areas of semiconductor technology.
Fraunhofer Institut für Silicatforschung
The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC conducts materials research with a view to developing innovative non-metallic materials. The main focus of this work lies on developing materials that will enable tomorrow’s new products to meet the most pressing challenges of our future in the realms of energy, environment, and human health. These novel materials open up a whole new world of products for manufacturers and end users alike. One of the aspects to which Fraunhofer ISC gives central importance in its R&D activities is that of making more efficient use of energy and other resources. This approach involves continuous improvements to manufacturing processes and the development of new, multifunctional materials. We also make use of nanotechnology to create materials with enhanced properties and functions. The cluster Application Technology (the group involved in FLINGO) comprises the areas of dental and micro-medicine, optics and electronics as well as glass and mineral materials. These areas of competence focus on the interaction between biological cells and materials, the interaction between light and/or electrical currents and materials and the corresponding process and manufacturing technology as needed to customize hybrid polymers, ceramics or speciality glasses for individual applications and to integrate them into the production processes.
UNINOVA is an institute devoted to the development and application of new technologies, being organized in centers of excellence, involving more than 170 scientists and technologists. UNINOVA will participate in the present project via Centro de Excelência de Microelectrónica e Optoelectrónica e Processos (CEMOP), founded in 1989 whose main activities are focused on the development of processes and production techniques related to advanced functional materials and devices/systems for micro/nano-electronics, optoelectronics, energy and health fields. CEMOP staff has full access and tight cooperation with Centro de Investigação de Materiais (CENIMAT). CEMOP and CENIMAT are part of the associated laboratory “Institute for Nanotechnologies, Nanomaterials and Nanosciences” (I3N) which is classified as an exceptional research center by FCT (Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation) and the only one in the area of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in top 11 in Portugal. The Materials and Nanotechnology group involved (CEMOP+CENIMAT), has a strong activity in design, modelling and fabrication of advanced multifunctional nanostructured materials at micro and nanoscale dimension processed via chemical and physical routes, for a broad range of applications. The group has been participating in several EU projects in the area of advanced multifunctional materials and its application in ICT, Energy and health, among others, including the coordination of the first project devoted to semiconductor oxides (Multiflexioxides), considered by EC as one of the 10 outstanding projects within FP6. All this expertise perfectly matches the goals of the present proposal. During the last 5 years the group has published more than 250 ISI papers in high impact factor journals, such as Nature Scientific Reports, Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Science, Nano letters or Advanced Functional Materials. In terms of competitive funds got nearly 12 M€ which reveals the high capacity of the team for successful applied projects.
Picosun is the leading supplier of advanced Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating technology for global industries and R&D. PICOSUN™ ALD product portfolio ranges from fully automated, SEMI compliant batch and cluster systems for high volume manufacturing to smaller scale R&D and pre-pilot production tools. Production-proven coating solutions for IC, MEMS, LED, sensor, and 3D component processing are provided with world-class process quality, the leading equipment design, and all-inclusive service and support packages with Ph.D. level process consultancy and training programs. Picosun’s ALD technology enables your industrial leap into the future, with turn-key solutions and unmatched expertise in the field. Today, PICOSUN™ ALD equipment are in daily manufacturing use in numerous major industries around the world. Picosun is based in Finland, with subsidiaries in North America, Singapore, Taiwan, China, and Japan, and a world-wide sales and support network.
Vilnius University, the largest and oldest Lithuanian scientific institution. The University comprises twelve faculties, seven institutes, two hospitals, four interfaculty centres of study and research, the oldest library in Lithuania (founded in 1570), the Astronomical Observatory, the Botanical Garden, and the Church of St. Johns. The student body of the University includes 21,000 students. The Institute of Applied Research at Vilnius University carries out fundamental and applied research in the fields of semiconductor materials and optoelectronics, including gallium nitride MOCVD technology; development and characterization of lighting devices; design of photo-metrical and electronic devices; investigation of non-equilibrium phenomena in semiconductor crystals and quantum structures; electronic, ionic and optical spectroscopy, non-linear optical phenomena in condensed matter; investigation of organic materials and development of organic optoelectronic devices; laser surgery and development of tissue diagnostics, food safety. The group involved in FLINGO has experience of growth of III-nitride LED structures (>1000 runs, MOCVD 3X2” CCS reactor, Aixtron Ltd.) and device finishing (RIE, RTA, lithography, contact deposition), has about 10 year experience of investigating LEDs (photo- and electroluminescence, structural, electrical, optical and thermal properties, charge carrier mobility/lifetime measurement, I/V characteristics, IQE) and over 25 year experience of investigating charge carrier dynamics in semiconductors, nanostructures and superlattices. Role in the project: optical and electro-optical characterization of layer and multilayer stacks as well as the entire LEDs containing novel multifunctional layers; charge carrier lifetime measurement and assessment of loss channels (scattering, absorption) for LEDs at operation conditions.