LONDON ó GE Lighting, a unit of the General Electric Company's appliances and
lighting business, has signed a licensing agreement for the use of Rambus'
lighting patents, reference designs and manufacturing process know-how.
GE's initial focus is to create a flat-panel LED lighting system for
architectural and commercial lighting. LED lighting is a semiconductor-based
light source that provides long operating life and high energy efficiency,
making it superior to many traditional light sources.
Rambus launched its lighting and display business in 2009. It includes
edge-lit LED optical designs, MicroLens light distribution features, and light
guide panels and multi-function film manufacturing technologies.
GE offers LED products for architectural, retail display, signage, outdoor,
roadway and transportation lighting applications and solutions.
"One of our objectives as a lighting innovator is to quickly launch
leading-edge products that can accelerate the adoption of quality LED lighting
solutions around the world in commercial and residential settings," said Michael
Petras Junior, president and CEO of GE Lighting.
Commenting on the agreement with GE Lighting, Jeff Parker, senior vice
president of Lighting and Display Technology at Rambus, said: "Working together,
we will create a new generation of advanced LED-based lighting products with
unique form factors that are cost-competitive and energy efficient."
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