Saphlux, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies semi-polar gallium-nitride (GaN) materials for nitride-based solid-state lighting and power devices. Major applications include high power blue LEDs, green LEDs, Micro-LEDs, laser diodes, VCSELs, IGBTs, etc.
Benefits of semi-polar materials have long been proven in addressing the fundamental bottlenecks in first generation c-plane GaN materials such as efficiency droop, green gap and wavelength shift in LEDs and lasers. However, the mass-production of large-area, high-quality and low-cost semi-polar GaN materials has been rather challenging.
Based on the research from the Nitride Group at Yale University, Saphlux was founded in 2014 by Prof. Jung Han and Dr. Chen Chen to resolve these problems. The company successfully developed the world's first stacking-fault-free semi-polar GaN-on-sapphire materials. Raised over $11 million from Venture Capitals, Saphlux has now built a dedicated production line to mass-produce 4-inch (20-21) GaN-on-sapphire templates for industry clients.
Nov. Saphlux is Founded
Feb. Received $1.5 Million Angels Round Investment
Jun. Started Product Development
Nov. First Industry Partner
May. Commercialized Industry's First 2" Stacking-fault-free (20-21) GaN on Saphhire Template
Mar. Received $5 Million Series A Investment
May. Received $4.2 Million Serires A+ Investment to Set up Mass-production Line
Nov. Commercialized Industry's First 4" Stacking-fault-free (20-21) GaN on Saphhire Template
Mar. Started Mass Production and Materials Sales