Douglas Naab Managing Director, Licensing and Technology Ventures General Electric
GE RadiantRedTM Technology: Market Leading Wide Color Gamut Phosphor & Path Towards Enabling Next Generation Displays
In only five years since initial commercialization, RadiantRedTM Technology from GE using red-line emission of K2SiF6:Mn4+ phosphor (PFS/KSF) centered at 631 nm has become the market leading wide color gamut solution for 4K UHD TVs, tablets, phones and laptops. KSF provides a cost effective, on-chip LED solution for wide color gamut displays that is RoHS compliant. As opposed to OLED or quantum dot containing displays, KSF-based LEDs are a drop-in replacement in LCD BLUs and do not require additional remote films and/or barrier encapsulants to achieve excellent reliability. KSF has penetrated the display market greater than 5 times faster than quantum dot technology with over 30 billion KSF containing LEDs (from 20 licensed LED package manufacturers) used in all major commercial display types worldwide. This presentation will discuss the technology and licensing strategy that have enabled this success and the path forward around integration into future displays with higher color gamut (>90% BT.2020) and additional functionality versus current HDR 4K/8K displays.
References:  James E. Murphy, Florencio Garcia-Santamaria, Anant A. Setlur, Srinivas Sista, SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, 46 (1), p. 927-930 (2015).  A. A. Setlur, R. J. Lyons, J. E. Murphy, N. Prashanth Kumar, M. Satya Kishore, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2 (2) R3059-R3070 (2013).  F. Garcia-Santamaria, J.E. Murphy, A.A. Setlur, S.P. Sista, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 7 (1) R3030-R3033 (2018)  http://www.gelighting.com/LightingWeb/na/solutions/technologies/reveal-trigain/
Douglas is Managing Director, Licensing and Technology Ventures at GE. Based in Niskayuna, NY, he joined the business in 2011. He is the platform leader for licensing GE coatings and materials globally. His specialties include patent analysis and licensing, technology licensing, deal structure, program management, negotiation, and business development. He has been lead negotiator for GE’s phosphor licensing team (including KSF) for close for 8 years.
Before GE, Douglas served as Vice President of Licensing for IPVALUE Management, where he led negotiations on complex patent and technology transactions. He was also the Manager of Technology Licensing for Xerox Corporation, where he led a team of 13 license professionals to out-license Xerox patents and technology. Before that, he served as the Vice President of Business Development and Licensing at Integument Technologies, running the IP and license practice for the coatings startup company.
Douglas has an MBA in Technology and Marketing from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from State University of New York at Potsdam. He additionally is a Registered US Patent Agent and has been leading IP negotiations for 20 years.