FREMONT, Calif. — Bridgelux, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yi-Qun Li as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Li replaces Tim Lester who recently departed Bridgelux to pursue other opportunities.
Prior to being appointed as the CEO of Bridgelux, Dr. Li was the co-founder of Intematix Corporation, and served as its CEO and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dr. Li is highly regarded in the lighting industry—considered by many to be a pioneer in LED technology and its applications. Over the past 20 years he led multiple innovation initiatives in phosphor technology including silicates, lutetium garnets, coated narrow-band red and narrow-band green sulphates.
In recent years, two of Dr. Li’s passion projects, F90 and Thrive, have had the most wide-ranging commercial impact on the industry. F90, which uses the novel KSF phosphors, has facilitated the confluence of high efficacy performance and high color rendering in the same package. Thrive, which uses multiple broad-blue chips in the same package, creates full-spectrum emission that matches the spectrum of natural light. Under his guidance, Bridgelux has expanded both programs into multiple SMD and COB products for both commercial and residential applications.
Dr. Li holds Doctorate and Master of Science degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in China. To date, Dr. Li has published more than 50 scientific papers and holds over 120 issued US patents on a wide variety of technology including LED phosphor compositions, remote phosphor structures, and LED devices. Dr. Li has also served as Research Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, Research Engineer at semiconductor companies EMCORE and ATMI, and held executive positions at start-up companies NZ Applied Technologies and Spinix Corporation.
“When you think about the enabling technologies that have allowed LEDs to dominate, nothing has had more impact on performance, cost and quality of LEDs as the improvements in phosphor technology,” says Don Peifer, founder of Smash the Bulb, who along with Bridgelux was recently recognized by the DOE as a concept phase winner for the prestigious L-Prize. “Dr. Li and Bridgelux are critical contributors to the state of the art we all enjoy as both an industry and as consumers.”Tagged with Bridgelux