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BLUGLASS APPOINTS INDUSTRY EXPERT DR MIKE KRAMES TO ADVISORY POSITION



Sydney, 7 May 2018: BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG), a global leader commercialising breakthrough technology using Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD) in the manufacture of high-performance LEDs and other devices, has appointed Dr Mike Krames as an Advisor to the Company. Dr Krames will provide expert guidance on the technical development and commercialisation plans of RPCVD.

Dr Krames has more than 20 years’ leadership experience in the compound semiconductor industry and is a recognised world authority on LEDs and their applications for lighting and displays. In 2015, Dr Krames established Arkess LLC, an independent advisory and technology development consultancy based in the US. Prior to this he was Chief Technology Officer at Soraa, Inc., an LED company founded by Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura, and, Executive Vice President at Philips Lumileds. There, he ran the Advanced Laboratories and pioneered programs in LEDs and related materials, including leading the development of the technology necessary to enable LEDs to serve as automotive headlights for the first time.

Dr Krames will advise the company in a strategic and technical capacity to assist in the commercialisation of BluGlass’ unique low temperature RPCVD technology. Managing Director Giles Bourne said, “The appointment of Mike to advise BluGlass at this pivotal stage of our development represents a fantastic opportunity for the company to gain expert technical and commercial guidance from one of the recognised nitride industry leaders.”

Dr Krames has served on numerous roundtables and panels for the US Department of Energy and Basic Energy Sciences. He is an IEEE Fellow and Chair of the SPIE Photonics West Conference on Light-Emitting Diodes. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than 100 granted US patents, and has served on several boards of directors/advisors.

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About BluGlass


BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) is a global leader commercialising a breakthrough technology using Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD) for the manufacture of high-performance LEDs and other devices. BluGlass has invented a new process using RPCVD to grow advanced materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN). These materials are crucial to the production of high-efficiency devices such as power electronics and high-brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs) used in next-generation vehicle lighting, virtual reality systems and device backlighting.

The RPCVD technology, because of its low temperature and flexible nature, offers many potential benefits over existing technologies including higher efficiency, lower cost, substrate flexibility (including GaN on silicon) and scalability.

BluGlass was spun off from Macquarie University in 2005 and listed in 2006.

Media Contact: Stefanie Winwood +61 2 9334 2300 swinwood@bluglass.com.au.