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

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

  • OSRAM GmbH (Germany)


As of September 10, 2020, following companies and NIMS entered into the S/CASN Device License Agreement.

《Japan》
  • Okamoto Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Phoenix Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Shikoku Instrumentation CO., LTD.
  • MARUWA SHOMEI CO.,LTD
  • CCS Inc.
  • KOHA Co.,Ltd.
  • KOWA ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • ASAHI RUBBER INC.
  • Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
  • KODENSHI CORP.
  • ELM Inc.
  • Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd.
  • ROHM Co., Ltd.
  • KYOCERA Corporation
  • Sharp Corporation
  • S.E.I Co.,Ltd.
  • STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
  • ZIGEN Lighting Solution Co., ltd.
  • Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Fuhrmeister Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • NTK CERATEC Co.,LTD
  • LUNALITE CO.,,LTD

《Europe and North America》
  • Xicato (United States)
  • Bridgelux, Inc. (United States)
  • Prysm, Inc. (United States)
  • Lumileds LLC (United States)
  • Broadcom Inc. (United States)
  • Vexica Group Limited (United Kingdom)
  • LUMITECH Lighting Solution GmbH (Austria)

《China》
  • Beijing Yuji-xinguang Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Refond Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Jufei Optoelectronics Co.,LTD.
  • Shenzhen Suijing Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
  • SHINEON INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
  • Foshan NationStar Optoelectronics Co.Ltd
  • APT Electronics Co.,Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Appotronics Corporation Ltd
  • YLX Incorporated
  • TOYONIA INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING (GUANGDONG) Co.,LTD
  • Anhui Coreach Technology Co., Ltd
  • Ningbo Shining Opto Electronics Co.,Ltd
  • Shenzhen Guoyuan Ming Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen ZDM Optoele Ctronics CO., LTD
  • Henan INSOAR Semi-conductor Lighting Technical Co., Ltd
  • Shenzhen MTC Lighting Co., Ltd.
  • Y.LIN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
  • Jiangsu Wenrun Optoelectronics Co., Ltd
  • Jiangsu Lohua New Material Co., Ltd
  • Fujian Lightning Optoelectronic Co., Ltd
  • Zhuhai Jinsheng Electronics
  • LatticePower(Jiangxi) Corporation
  • HONGLI ZHIHUI GROUP CO., LTD
  • Shenzhen TongYiFang Optoelectronic Technology CO., LTD
  • Shenzhen Weilinseng Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Xiamen Zhongxin Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
  • Dongguan Yingchuang Electronics Co. Ltd
  • Zhuhai Hongke Optoelectronic Co., Ltd
  • Shenzhen Minghua Optoelectronics Co., Ltd
  • Hubei Sanxia Yifeng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Tecore Synchem, INC.
  • XIAMEN HUALIAN ELECTRONICS CORP.,LTD
  • TCL Very Lighting Technology (Huizhou) Co.,Ltd.
  • Foshan Shunde SMC Multi-Media Products Co. Ltd
  • SHENZHEN RUNLITE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
  • Shenzhen Huahao Weiye Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
  • Guangzhou LEDTEEN Optronics Co., Ltd.

《Taiwan》
  • Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc.
  • Epistar Corporation
  • Solidlite Corporation
  • HARVATEK CORPORATION
  • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Lighten Corp. Ltd.
  • Lextar Electronics Corp.
  • Lite-On Technology Corporation
  • LIGITEK Electronics Co., Ltd
  • Paragon Semiconductor Lighting Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Genesis Photonics Inc.
  • EXCELLENCE OPTO. INC
  • Alder Optomechanical Corp.
  • Shandong Prosperous Star Optoelectronics Co., Ltd

《South Korea》
  • Lumens Co., Ltd.
  • GLBTECH CO., LTD
  • Lumitechnology & loan
  • WOOREE E&L
  • Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
  • ALLIX Co., Ltd.
  • LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
  • Dongbu LED
  • SEMICON LIGHT
  • LEDAZ CO., LTD.
  • Samusung Electronics Co.,Ltd.

《Other Asian regions》
  • Dominant Opto Technologies Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)


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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