RayVio expands UV LED manufacturing capacity to meet global growth

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The facility expansion is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015.

RayVio’s current Silicon Valley headquarters houses the company’s wafer growth, chip fabrication, packaging and test R&D and prototyping capability. The expansion of the facility will enable RayVio to reduce cycle time and produce in excess of two million LED units annually through the installation of additional manufacturing and test equipment. Combined with its contract manufacturing strategy, RayVio is poised to keep pace with the increasing demand of the fast growing deep UV LED market.
The demand is being driven by a host of industrial and consumer applications ranging from water disinfection to consumer medical devices serving multiple global markets. With the demonstration of power levels up to 45 mW from a single emitter device, and multi-chip offerings capable of delivering much higher power, RayVio’s complete product suite is tailored to meet the demanding needs of all UV customers and applications.

“Our proven, novel technology platform is producing best in class performance, and at the same time we are executing against our cost reduction roadmap, allowing our downstream partners to make their products a reality,” said Dr. Doug Collins, Vice President of Engineering and Operations.

Until recent achievements in both performance and cost, UV LED solutions were limited to niche applications. With the availability of high optical power UV LEDs, and competitive system level pricing to alternative UV sources, the UV LED industry is seeing a major uptake in solutions being provided.

“RayVio’s superior performance and cost effective solutions have accelerated the mass adoption of UV LED enabled industrial and consumer devices,” said Dr. Robert C. Walker, RayVio co-founder and CEO. “With the funding we received earlier this year, we have the capital required to grow the company aggressively. By expanding our international sales force and increasing our manufacturing and research capabilities, we will be well positioned to maintain a leadership role.”

RayVio came out of stealth mode at the beginning of 2015 after closing their $9.3 million series B round of financing.

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