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Sintered Conductive Adhesives for HB-LED Thermal Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89723
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
85841
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creative Electron, INC
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107 San Marcos, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Sintered Conductive Adhesives for HB-LED Thermal Management
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85059
Award Amount: $99,889.00
 

Abstract:

Continuous improvements in high-brightness light emitting diode (HB/LED) technologies have opened up the possibility for utilization of these devices for general illumination. However, before HB/LEDs can replace traditional lighting sources, improvements to their thermal management schemes, particularly the bonding technologies that hold the device components together, must be developed to ensure consistent color quality and competitive operational lifetimes. Conductive adhesives are typically used for low-cost assembly, but these materials represent the weakest point in the thermal path. This project will develop sintered conductive adhesives that will form metallurgical bonds with the device components, providing at least an order-of-magnitude better thermal performance than existing adhesive technologies. These low-cost, lead-free materials will be designed as drop-in replacements for existing manufacturing processes. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new materials should make an ideal replacement for silver-filled conductive adhesives in a wide variety of applications requiring thermal management, and they may ultimately replace high-lead solders in power electronics applications as well.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Wrosch
Dr.
7607524359
mwrosch@aguilatech.com

Business Contact:

Janet Fox
Dr.
7607521192
janetsfox@aguilatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creative Electron, Inc.
310 Via Vera Cruz Suite 107 San Marcos, CA 92069

EIN/Tax ID: 330719762
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No