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08.2024

Invited Talk at IEEE RAPID (Photonics in Defense)

Miramar, FL -- Our team has been recognized with an Invited Talk by the conference organizing committee to present on our novel 'photonic inks' for semiconductor manufacturing.

Our technology enables both the silicon photonics and printed electronics industries with a novel method of creating active opto-electronic components such as lasers, LEDS, and detectors using high-quality semiconducting nanomaterials.

03.2024

Iris Light hosts a booth at NextFlex Innovation Days

Santa Clara, CA -- We took our show on the road and demonstrated our latest printed electronics devices to printed electronics
industry leaders.

Iris Light is a proud member of NextFlex, a consortium dedicated to advancing US manufacturing capability in Printed Electronics.

ABOUT NEXTFLEX
NextFlex®, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, is a leading force in the Manufacturing USA network. Formed through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits, and state, local, and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing US manufacturing of FHE. Since its formation in 2015, NextFlex’s elite team of thought leaders, educators, problem solvers, and manufacturers have come together to collectively facilitate innovation, narrow the manufacturing workforce gap, and promote sustainable manufacturing ecosystems.

09.2023

Iris Light selected into the Techstars Space Accelerator & receives investment

Los Angeles, CA -- The accelerator, which runs in partnership with the United States Space Force and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is focused on the next generation of space technology companies from adjacent industries (i.e., automotive, agriculture, energy, mining, finance, and manufacturing) that seek access to the aerospace industry as a primary go-to-market channel, and technologies that can be applied commercially into the space and aerospace sectors (i.e., autonomy, robotics, etc).

06.2023

CEO Husko presents at NextFlex 2023 aerospace workshop hosted by Boeing

Chad Husko, CEO introduced Iris Light's unique semiconductor ink technology to the NextFlex printed electronics industry consortium 2023 in Seattle, WA.

11.2021

Iris Light wins NSF STTR – Phase I

Iris Light Technologies has been awarded an NSF Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I award with partner Boise State University. The team is working to develop light-emitting photonic inks for silicon photonics.

3.2021

Iris Light selected to participate in Luminate 2021

Iris Light is proud to join Luminate, the world's leading accelerator for optics and photonics technologies based in Rochester, NY. Rochester has a long-standing influence in the industry, ranging from household names such as Kodak, Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, to the recent addition of AIM Photonics (silicon photonics), and the academic power of the University of Rochester (featuring an entire college dedicated to optics) and Rochester Institute of Technology (home to one of the first microelectronics degrees). The region is host to hundreds of optics companies and thousands of optics professionals. Iris Light receives mentorship from industry leaders, industry connections, programming, and much more.

09.2020

Iris Light secures Air Force STTR – Phase II

Iris Light Technologies has been awarded an AFWERX Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II contract with partner Boise State University. The team is working with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to advance hybrid silicon-nanomaterial opto-electronic devices for silicon photonics.

05.2020

Clean Energy Trust invests in Iris Light

Iris Light joins the portfolio of cleantech investor Clean Energy Trust to boost data center efficiency.

07.2024

Iris Light to present at FLEX at Semicon West

San Francisco, CA -- We will be presenting a 30 min talk on the our novel 'photonic inks' and their use for the printed electronics industry.

Our technology enables a novel method of creating active opto-electronic components such as lasers, LEDS, and detectors by printing high-quality semiconducting nanomaterials.

12.2023

Iris Light presents at Techstars Space Demo Day

Los Angeles, CA -- At this capstone event, CEO Chad Husko demonstrated Iris Light's unique semiconductor manufacturing technology using active inks to an array of aerospace industry experts, federal stakeholders, investors, and fellow founders.

ABOUT TECHSTARS SPACE
The accelerator, which runs in partnership with the United States Space Force and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is focused on the next generation of space technology companies from adjacent industries (i.e., automotive, agriculture, energy, mining, finance, and manufacturing) that seek access to the aerospace industry as a primary go-to-market channel, and technologies that can be applied commercially into the space and aerospace sectors (i.e., autonomy, robotics, etc).

08.2023

Iris Light wins Department of Energy SBIR Phase I

Iris Light was selected for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 to advance energy-efficiency of on-chip printed opto-electronic components made from our proprietary nanomaterial inks.

05.2023

Iris Light awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase I contract from US Air Force

Iris Light received an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to advance on-chip 2um photodiodes for LIDAR imaging using our proprietary photonic inks.

9.2021

Iris Light teams up with Cornell in JumpStart

One of the many New York connections that grew out of Luminate was an industry co-development project with Cornell to examine the atomic-scale properties of photonic ink. Thank you to NYSTAR for your support!

12.2020

Iris Light joins Third Derivative and receives investment

D3 is an initiative pioneered by the Rocky Mountain Institute (https://rmi.org/) and the New Energy Nexus (https://www.newenergynexus.com/) and major corporates including Microsoft and Shell among others. Iris Light was selected from a group of more than 620 applicants from 61 countries to join Third Derivative's inaugural class of early-stage climate tech startups called Cohort 417.

10.2020

Iris Light participates in 2020 Co_Invest Cleantech

Iris Light was proud to be one of the presenters at this virtual gathering of climate tech supporters and innovators discovering the cutting edge of cleantech innovation in the Midwest.

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