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BTG, a high-tech investment company based in West Conshohocken, Pa., said it is seeking an exclusive licensee for a fundamental technology using transparent cathodes in polymer organic light-emitting diode (OLED) devices. The technology includes US Patent 5,955,834, "Light-Emitting Devices Utilizing High Work Function Electrodes," and is one in a portfolio of patents and applications licensed by BTG from Ohio State University covering the use of OLED technologies in information displays. BTG said executives in its European and North American offices are working with OLED scientists at Ohio State's Ohio MicroMD Laboratory, including consultant Arthur Epstein, a physics and chemistry professor and principal inventor of the technology, to commercialize the devices. . . . GSI Lumonics Inc. announced it has received an order valued at approximately $5.8 million for multiple memory repair systems from a semiconductor DRAM manufacturer in Japan. The company said the sale is a repeat order from an established customer and that the systems will be delivered by the end of this year. GSI Lumonics, based in Billerica, Mass., suppplies precision motion-control components, lasers and laser-based advanced manufacturing systems to the medical, semiconductor, electronics and industrial markets. . . . Super Vision International Inc., an Orlando, Fla., maker of fiber optic and LED lighting, announced today that Advanced Lighting Systems Inc. (ASLI), a Sauk Centre, Minn., manufacturer of fiber optic and LED lighting products for the architectural and entertainment industry, has signed a license to Super Vision's "Variable Color Lighting System" 1990 patent, developed in 1988 by Richard Belliveau of High End Systems. Super Vision said it bought the patent from High End Systems to provide open access to the industry for intellectual property rights in the production and sale of color-changing LED systems.
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