Color Kinetics and Lamina Ceramics Announce Licensing AgreementLamina Ceramics, Inc. Press Release
FlashlightNews.org - 1/17/2007
Lamina to license Color Kinetics complete patent portfolio for LED light engines
Lamina Ceramics Inc.
WESTAMPTON, N.J. - Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) and Lamina Ceramics Inc. today announced the signing of a global licensing agreement. Lamina, a manufacturer of LED light engines, will have access to Color Kinetics’ complete patent portfolio to continue the development and sale of its products worldwide.
Lamina offers multiple lines of LED light engine and driver OEM components directly to third-party manufacturers and through a network of distributors. Today its components power the LED lighting fixtures of more than 100 companies. Through the agreement, Lamina can offer its customers a licensed solution that provides the valuable features made possible by digital intelligence, such as additive color mixing through DMX control, among other innovations covered by Color Kinetics’ patent portfolio. Lamina customers who develop fixtures based on the Color Kinetics-licensed components will be covered under Lamina’s license as well.
“Lamina has established itself as the primary source for unsurpassed light intensity, with the ability to provide over 1,000 lumens from a single LED light engine,” said Frank Shinneman, President and CEO, Lamina Ceramics. “This agreement allows us to take our capabilities to a new level by adding, for the first time, digital color control to general illumination.”
“We’re very pleased to assist Lamina in its efforts to help drive the use of LED technology, which continues to advance faster than any other form of lighting today,” said Bill Sims, President and CEO, Color Kinetics. “The accelerating growth of our Licensing business is testament to the strength and breadth of our IP – the result of nearly a decade in researching and developing the core technologies that make intelligent LED lighting viable in numerous markets.”
About Color Kinetics
Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) transforms environments through new, dynamic uses of light. Its award-winning lighting systems and technologies apply the benefits of LEDs as a highly efficient, long lasting, environmentally friendly, and inherently digital source of illumination - reinventing light itself as a highly controllable medium. Color Kinetics also enables widespread adoption of LED lighting through OEM and licensing partnerships in diverse markets. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in the UK, China, and Japan.
More information is available at www.colorkinetics.com.
About Lamina Ceramics, Inc
Lamina Ceramics defines the state of technology with the development and manufacture of high power LED light engines. Lamina's LED packaging technology provides unsurpassed thermal management and interconnectivity.
Lamina Ceramics is the leading manufacturer of high power LED light engines and is leading the transition from traditional lighting sources like incandescent, halogen and fluorescent to solid state solutions for general lighting. Lamina offers the brightest solid state light engines in the industry and is enabling this lighting revolution by delivering highly reliable and functional LED light engines. Lamina is supported by an industry- leading global sales and distribution network. Contact us today to find out how we can help you make the brightest, most reliable LED-based fixtures.