HVPE-grown InGaN Materials for Aggressive Cost Reduction of Solid State Lighting Technologies

Period of Performance: 06/11/2009 - 02/28/2010

$99K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Kyma Technologies, Inc.
8829 Midway West Road Array
Raleigh, NC 27617
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Kyma Technologies will develop InGaN growth technologies using the hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) process, and will combine this with a proven GaN epitaxial growth technology to enable aggressive cost reduction for InGaN-based devices. This approach will enable a reduction in the required MOCVD growth steps in the fabrication of LEDs for solid state lighting, leading to a significant reduction in the costs of epitaxy of the LED device structure. In Phase I, Kyma will demonstrate high quality InGaN-based epitaxial layers via HVPE using a novel HVPE growth platform.