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U of Michigan start-up develops sharper, more energy-efficient LED technology for displays


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: August 12th, 2020

A start-up from the University of Michigan (U-M) has developed a sharper, more energy-efficient light source for signs, mobile phones and other devices.

NS Nanotech takes a new approach to growing nano-LEDs that boosts performance while lowering costs, thereby bridging a gap that has historically limited LED use in a number of markets.

Zetian Mi, a researcher at U-M and head of the team that developed the technology, says that while other companies are working on similar technologies, NS Nanotech utilizes the nano-LEDs “to enable more directional, more stable and more saturated light emission.”

“Imagine a mobile phone with a brighter and crisper display than you have ever seen, but which draws only half the power and lasts twice as long on a single charge as any of today’s smartphones,” adds Mi, who is also a co-founder of NS Nanotech.

The start-up closed its first round of seed funding last year and aims to initially apply its technology to micro-LED displays before expanding into the health, energy efficiency and sanitation sectors.

Source: dbusiness

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