GE’s TriGain™ Technology Now Available, Bringing Unmatched Color to LED Displays

GE’s revolutionary red phosphor technology will now offer sharper, uncompromising color to GE licensees

EAST CLEVELAND, March 30, 2015—GE to manufacture TriGain™, GE’s family of enhanced potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphors for use in LED-based display backlight applications. The TriGain family of phosphors offers improved narrow red band performance, resulting in reds that are sharper and cleaner, enabling richer picture quality and increasing the color gamut for backlit displays. Samples* of TriGain may now be obtained from GE Lighting with production quantities available in mid-2015.

The “perfect red” has eluded LED display manufacturers, who must often choose between brightness and appearance. With TriGain, there is no need for compromise—reds are brighter and make other colors clearer, producing enhanced picture quality in LCD smartphones, tablets and TV’s. And, as only GE has the patents on the use of PFS phosphor in an LED package, the company has decided to manufacture and supply TriGain to complement the growing use by its licensees.

“This breakthrough was only possible through GE’s prevailing leadership in the advancement of LED technology,” said Jerry Duffy, GE Lighting Global Product General Manager. “Adding to the breakthrough is GE’s proprietary improvements to phosphor synthesis, including decreased particle sizes, higher quantum efficiencies and longer life when compared to standard PFS. Many devices currently on the market offer lower-quality red components in LED—what GE has achieved technically will turn the tide toward more vibrant color in a range of consumer electronics.”

Grounded in GE’s expertise and capability in material science, TriGain phosphors will be manufactured through GE’s proprietary processes at a Cleveland-based GE Lighting facility.

For more on how to license GE’s patents relating to the use of PFS phosphor in an LED package and to purchase TriGain, please contact Bill Cohen at bill.cohen@ge.com or 216 .266 .4416.

About GE Lighting
GE Lighting invents with the vigor of its founder Thomas Edison to develop energy-efficient solutions that change the way people light their world in commercial, industrial, municipal and residential settings. The business employs about 13,000 people in more than 100 countries, and sells products under the Reveal® and Energy Smart® consumer brands, and Evolve™, GTx™, Immersion™, Infusion™, Lumination™, Albeo™ and Tetra® commercial brands, all trademarks of GE. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. www.ge.com.

*Samples are available only to licensees or potential licensees of GE’s patents relating to the use of PFS phosphor in an LED package and under suitable Material Transfer Agreement.