Founded in 2005, glō AB is a venture-backed, development-stage company focused on development and commercialisation of entirely new, highly energy efficient and very low cost nanowire light-emitting diodes (nLED) based on its proprietary heterostructured semiconductor nanowire epitaxial growth and process technologies.
glō employs novel, cutting-edge semiconductor nanotechnology to dramatically lower production cost at the die level of Ultra-High-Brightness (UHB) light emitting diodes (LEDs). A novel type of LED-chip – each with millions of nanowire LEDs or nLED – is expected to offer all the advantages of state-of-the-art conventional planar UHB-LEDs, including high lighting efficiency with very low energy consumption, long lifetime and good functionality, but at radically lower manufacturing costs. This is expected to open the door to solid state lighting (SSL) for general illumination markets worldwide.
The unique technology is based on 11 years of research of nanowires in the world-leading nanotechnology community at Lund University’s Nanometer Structure Consortium (nmC) (http://nano.lth.se). glō, and its sister companies QuNano AB (www.qunano.com) and Sol Voltaics AB (www.solvoltaics.com), are spin-outs from the nmC, which is widely-recognised as one of the world’s leading centres for research into next generation quantum nanoscale semiconductor materials and devices for electronics and optoelectronics applications.
The Company holds key international intellectual property rights from over 40 patent families in the areas of nanometer material growth, fabrication and devices as applied within the field of light emitting diodes.