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Following companies have a S/CASN Device License from NIMS.

  • Nichia Corporation (Japan)
  • Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd. (Japan) 
  • OSRAM GmbH (Germany)


As of October 15, 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)
  • Shikoku Instrumentation CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc. (Taiwan)
  • MARUWA SHOMEI CO.,LTD (Japan)
  • Lumens Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • CCS Inc. (Japan)
  • Epistar Corporation (Taiwan)
  • KOHA Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
  • KOWA ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • ASAHI RUBBER INC. (Japan)
  • GLBTECH CO., LTD (South Korea)
  • Solidlite Corporation (Taiwan)
  • Shenzhen Refond Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics Co.,LTD. (China)
  • KODENSHI CORP. (Japan)
  • ELM Inc. (Japan)
  • Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Shenzhen Suijing Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. (China)
  • SHINEON INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (China)
  • Xicato (United States)
  • ROHM Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • HARVATEK CORPORATION (Taiwan)
  • Foshan NationStar Optoelectronics Co.Ltd (China)
  • APT Electronics Co.,Ltd. (China)
  • Shenzhen Appotronics Corporation Ltd (China)
  • YLX Incorporated (China)
  • TOYONIA INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING (GUANGDONG) Co.,LTD (China)
  • KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
  • Anhui Coreach Technology Co., Ltd (China)
  • Sharp Corporation (Japan)
  • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Ningbo Shining Opto Electronics Co.,Ltd (China)
  • Lighten Corp. Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Shenzhen Guoyuan Ming Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Lumitechnology & loan (Korea)
  • S.E.I Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
  • WOOREE E&L (Korea)
  • Lextar Electronics Corp. (Taiwan)
  • ShenZhen ZDM Optoele Ctronics CO., LTD (China)
  • STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Japan)
  • Henan INSOAR Semi-conductor Lighting Technical Co., Ltd (China)
  • ZIGEN Lighting Solution Co., ltd. (Japan)
  • Bridgelux, Inc. (United States)
  • Shenzhen MTC Lighting Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • Y.LIN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD (China)
  • Jiangsu Wenrun Optoelectronics Co., Ltd (China)
  • Jiangsu Lohua New Material Co., Ltd (China)
  • LIGITEK Electronics Co., Ltd (Taiwan)
  • Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Fujian Lightning Optoelectronic Co., Ltd (China)
  • Paragon Semiconductor Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • Fuhrmeister Electronics Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Genesis Photonics Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Zhuhai Jinsheng Electronics (China)
  • EXCELLENCE OPTO. INC (Taiwan)
  • LatticePower(Jiangxi) Corporation (China)
  • Alder Optomechanical Corp. (Taiwan)
  • HONGLI ZHIHUI GROUP CO., LTD (China)
  • Shenzhen TongYiFang Optoelectronic Technology CO., LTD (China)
  • ALLIX Co., Ltd (Korea)
  • Prysm, Inc. (United States)
  • LG Innotek Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • Lumileds LLC (United States)


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.

NIMS will continue to take appropriate and vigorous action, including the enforcement of NIMS’ patent rights, in order to strengthen stable development and legal compliance in the LED and phosphor industries.
 


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National Institute for Materials Science

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