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As of February 1, 2019, following companies and NIMS entered into the S/CASN Device License Agreement.

  • Beijing Yuji-xinguang Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Dominant Opto Technologies Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
  • Okamoto Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Phoenix Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

About the S/CASN Device License Agreement

It has become mandatory for the manufacturers who produce LED devices etc., using the nitride red phosphor* to enter into the Device License Agreement with NIMS.
*Also known as CASN, SCASN and 1113 phosphor which all refer to phosphors having a basic composition such as CaAlSiN3:Eu, (Sr,Ca)AlSiN3:Eu etc.

New Licensing Scheme for NIMS S/CASN Patents

As of October, 2018, NIMS changed its Licensing Scheme for the S/CASN (nitride red) phosphors widely used in LED industries. In the past, both licenses for phosphors and applications (devices) were granted as one package to the phosphor manufacturing companies. However, NIMS has divided its comprehensive S/CASN phosphor patent into a group of phosphor patents and a group of application (device) patents, and started negotiations with companies who wish to get application (device) licenses form NIMS.

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