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Osram inks LED patent agreement with Japan's Toyoda

Posted: 07 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LED? patent agreement? semiconductor laser?

Osram GmbH and Japan's Toyoda Gosei have signed an agreement for the mutual use of patents for certain LED and laser technologies.

The cooperation relates to InGaN technologies, which form the basis for semiconductor lasers and LEDs in white, blue and green. With Osram's basic technologies for the industrial production of LEDs and semiconductor lasers, and patents for white LEDs and Toyoda's protected know-how relating to blue LEDs, the deal will make it easier for both companies to develop, manufacture and market new products without fear of unintentional patent violations.

Rdiger Mller, CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors said, "The agreement with Toyoda Gosei is a prime example of respectful and responsible dealings with the intellectual property of other companieswith benefits for both the market and customers." He added that the cooperation with Toyoda will help make LED technology more available and will allow the infant market for LED products to develop in fair competition.

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