Saphlux develops, manufactures, and supplies the innovative semi-polar gallium-nitride (semi-polar GaN) materials for customers in display and lighting industry. The company is a spin-off from Yale University and is now the first and only company in the world that can manufacture this high-quality, low-cost, and mass-producible semi-polar GaN. Benefits of semi-polar GaN have long been proven in addressing the fundamental polarization problem in conventional GaN to significantly improve performances of LEDs, lasers and power devices. Applications of such materials include micro/mini-LED displays for mobile devices, AR/VR glasses, laser projectors, automotive headlights, etc.
With the advent of 5G, we’re entering to an era of displays. Micro-LED and laser projection technologies have been identified to be the core in this revolution of display, and Saphlux will be an important contributor with its unique semi-polar light source as well as the full-color conversion technology for micro-LEDs that is under development.
So far, the company has done two rounds of financing with more than $11 million from Venture Capitals. In 2018, Saphlux set up its own dedicated production line in Xi’an, China, and are now working with more than 40 leading companies and institutes around the world to deliver the next generation display and lighting.