Fremont, Calif.-based Intematix, a producer of patented phosphors and phosphor components for high-quality LED lighting, has received $16.2 million in funding from current investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, as well as a new financial investor. Intematix plans to use the latest round of investment to continue tackling challenges for the LED industry through facility expansion, working capital and development of its phosphor products and ChromaLit™ remote phosphor products.
“LED technology is the future of lighting, and Intematix phosphors and remote phosphors are key components to making this possible,” explains Maurice Carson, Chief Financial Officer for Intematix. “This investment further enables Intematix to continue its growth trajectory as it addresses the light quality needs required by the general lighting and display markets.”
While lighting LEDs have grown in efficiency they have faced challenges in color quality and thermal management in small form-factors. Intematix phosphors reportedly enable white light comparable to conventional sources while ChromaLit remote phosphor systems are said to show more efficient cooling leading to compact light bulb solutions.
“Intematix is a key provider of the light quality needed for general adoption of LEDs in lighting,” notes Alain Harrus, board member of Intematix and partner at Crosslink Capital. “Intematix is extremely well-positioned to advance solid-state lighting technology across the world, and to benefit from the current intense market focus on quality of light.”
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