The patents control the use of LED phosphor materials and the application of the phosphors in LEDs. The BOSE patents are held by a consortium of four companies: Tridonic, Toyoda Gosei, Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen and Litec GbR.
The silicate phosphors of the BOSE patents reportedly enable high-accuracy, high-brightness packaged white LEDs when applied to a blue LED chip. Primary applications include cell phones, laptops, GPS and other small displays, accounting for roughly 50 percent of today's global LED market.
The licensing agreement, which Tridonic negotiated as the major stakeholder of the BOSE consortium, establishes cross-licensing between Intematix and the BOSE consortium covering each party's patents in silicate phosphor materials. Under the agreement, Intematix becomes an official supplier of BOSE phosphors. The BOSE consortium has granted Intematix a license to manufacture and sell LED packages and LED modules. In return, Intematix has agreed to actively offer its customers simple licensing procedures for the utilization of the BOSE application patents. LIGHTimes SecondPage members login for more. Guests can view membership details.