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May 31, 2016
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. increases lifetime of its UVB and UVC LEDs to a guaranteed 10,000 hours

– Recent improvements in UVB and UVC LEDs from Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) have led to increased optical power and longer LED life. SETi has led the pack in Deep UV LEDs (LEDs operating in the UVB and UVC range) since it launched its first product in 2004 and has remained world leaders with the highest performance products and broadest wavelength coverage. read more (pdf)

April 28, 2016
Trapping Zika virus-transmitting mosquitoes with the latest LED technology from SEOUL VIOSYS and SETi violeds™

SEOUL VIOSYS and Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) announces the launch of MOSCLEAN: a novel mosquito trap using its violeds technology. read more (pdf)

February 29, 2016
Showcasing Multi-Wavelength Product Line for Analytical Applications

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) today, announced that they are showcasing a new line of Multi-Wavelength products to meet the needs of customers seeking replacements for current lamp technology within analytical instruments. read more (pdf)

January 21, 2016
Deep UV: the road to mass production

SETi's recent Nitek acquisition looks set to deliver cheaper UV LEDs, faster than ever before. Compound Semiconductor reports. read more (external link)

December 4, 2015
SETi releases high-power 275nm LED

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. Announces Release of High Power 275nm SMD LED, which provides up to 30mW optical power. read more

December 4, 2015
SETi and Psoria‐Shield Agreement

SETi and Psoria‐Shield, Inc. Enter Into Agreement to Commercialize Psoria‐Light® System and Expand Adoption for UVB Phototherapy. read more

December 2, 2015
SETi acquires Nitek, Inc.

UV LED Global Leader Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. Strengthens Leadership Technology Position with the Acquisition of Commercial Operations of Nitek, Inc. read more

February 9, 2015
SETi doubles efficiency and ships 20mA, 2.5mW UVC LED.

This announced increase in performance is part of SETi's performance roadmap that builds on developments made through the DARPA CMUVT program. read more

February 9, 2015
SETi Appoints New President and CEO

Emmanual Lakios brings over 30 years of experience to UV LED Specialist read more

August 20, 2014
SETi LEDs implemented on Space Station

UV LEDs from Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. used in Decontamination system on International Space Station read more

February 25, 2014
Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. unveils SMD based 10mW UVC LEDs at Pittcon 2014

The new SMD consists of a large area single chip device packaged in a 4.2mm x 4.2mm ceramic package that can deliver 10mW of optical power at 275nm. read more

November 25, 2013
Breaking News – your cell phone could be the dirtiest item you carry.

Cell phones - a vehicle for spreading infection watch news story (YouTube)

November 25, 2013
Medical Device Developments article:

Mobile Device Infection Control. read more

November 11, 2013
Using UV LEDs to Control the Spread of Hospital Acquired Infections.

SETi introduces the world’s first fully portable disinfection case for wireless devices. read more

August 20, 2013
First SMDs roll off the high volume production line, new pricing structure announced.

New volume pricing offered, making UVTOP LEDs commercially viable in consumer type applications. read more

July 19, 2013
Governor Nikki Haley visits SETi
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June, 2013
Milestones mark way to wider UV LED adoption

Intelligent system design, increased device efficiency and production volumes whill help Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. drive UV LEDs into new markets.read more (external link)

May 31, 2013
UV LEDs lead to longer life of fresh fruit and vegetables

Using ultraviolet LEDs in a domestic refrigerator could extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables by a factor of two, according to a recent study.read more (external link)

May 15, 2013
Illuminating Technology Slows Down Aging

Scientists demonstrate increased shelf life and improved nutritional quality of fresh produce with a new storage technology using ultraviolet LEDs. read more (pdf)

February 15, 2013
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. UVTOP® UVC and UVB LEDs now available in SMD format:

SETi launches a new line of surface mount devices for high-volume cost sensitive markets. read more (pdf)

August 14, 2012
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. receives $1.6M to develop portable water purification systems

SETi today announced that it has been awarded a program from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a self-contained portable water purification system incorporating UV LED technology for water quality monitoring and disinfection. read more (pdf)

May 14, 2012
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. receives Tibbetts Award at White House ceremony

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc (SETi) has been honored with the Tibbetts Award for the critical role it has played in research and development for the government under the SBIR program. read more (pdf)

May 1, 2012
SETi announces JDA with leading Outdoor Industry water purification company Cascade Designs, Inc

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc (SETi) and Cascade Designs, Inc. of Seattle, WA today announced they have entered into a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to develop the next generation of portable water purification systems for commercial, military and disaster relief/humanitarian applications. The water purification systems will take advantage of SETi’s germicidal ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs) to provide potable water to small groups from any source of fresh water anywhere. read more (pdf)

April 23, 2012
SETi reaches milestone UVC LED efficiencies of over 10%

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc (SETi) announced record efficiencies of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs) operating in the germicidal UV-C range of 11% external quantum efficiency (EQE) with a corresponding wall-plug efficiency (WPE) of 8%. This industry beating result was achieved under the DARPA Compact Mid-Ultraviolet Technology (CMUVT) program and in collaboration with Army Research Laboratories (ARL). read more (pdf)

March 21, 2012
SETi Receives Certification of International Aerospace Quality Standard AS9100

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), the world’s leading UV LED manufacturer, has today announced that it has received certification and is operating in full compliance of the International Aerospace quality standard AS9100:2009, Rev. C through NSF International Strategic Registrations. read more (pdf)

November 15, 2011
SETi's UV LEDs Power Next Generation Phototherapy Systems from Psoria-Shield®

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. announced a strategic partnership with the manufacturer of the world’s first deep UV LED powered phototherapy system, Psoria‐Shield® Inc. Psoria‐Shield’s flagship device, the Psoria‐Light® benefits from many advantages of LEDs to deliver a high power density of narrow band UV light to treat specific targeted areas of skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo, fast. read more (pdf)

October 31, 2011
SETi to Expand in Richland County

High-tech company starts first phase of expansion with $20 million capital investment and expects to create over 150 new jobs. read more (pdf)

October 25, 2011
SETi gears up for high volume manufacturing of UVLEDs, procures new facility, begins building high volume production line

World leading manufacturer of short wavelength UV LEDs, Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), announced that it has put an expansion plan in motion to both expand its R&D efforts and to transition to its production line to high volume manufacturing... read more (pdf)

October 9, 2011
SETi wins STTR Phase II to develop AlInN/GaN HFETs on bulk GaN

Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc. demonstrates AlInN epitaxial materials growth on bulk GaN substrats, wins STTR Phase II to develop AlInN/GaN HFETs on bulk GaN... read more (pdf)

August 24, 2011
SETi Nominated for SC Manufacturer of the Year Award

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. has been recognized by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce... read more (pdf)

July 7, 2011
SETi achieves more than 10,000 hours lifetime on UVTOP® ultraviolet LEDs.

Under its continuous improvement program, SETi has demonstrated lifetime of over 10,000 hours on its UVTOP275 LEDs. read more (pdf)

July 1, 2011
Congressman Joe Wilson visits Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), an electro‐optical electronics company, hosted a visit by Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina's second district. read more

December 22, 2010
SETi selected for IET Innovation Award from record number of nominations.

SET Inc. has been selected as a “highly commended” innovative company by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
during its 2010 Innovation Awards. read more

November 24, 2010
SETi UVTOP® Deep UV LEDs pass extreme environmental robustness tests to successfully complete space qualification.

The UVTOP® LEDs have been successfully tested against the requirements for deep space exploration such as the Europa Jupiter System Mission (EJSM), where they will be subject not only to severe thermal and mechanical shocks, but also high levels of radiation. read more

October 29, 2010
SETi awarded phase II SBIR contract from MDA for AlInN/GaN based FETs.

MDA has awarded SETi a $750,000 Phase II SBIR contract to continue the development of AlInN/GaN hetrostructures for X-band RF power amplification devices. read more

September 18, 2010
SETi pushes single chip germicidal UV LED performance to 100mW optical output power.

In an ongoing development program to increase the power of UV LEDs operating in the germicidal wavelength range, SETi has again exceeded the record for maximum optical power out of a single chip device. read more

September 15, 2010
SETi wins NSF SBIR Phase II award to develop innovative water disinfection units based on solid state deep ultraviolet LEDs.

SETi announced that is has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II award from the National Science Foundation for $475,000 to develop point-of-use deep ultraviolet LED based drinking water disinfection systems. read more

September 8, 2010
SETi signs Joint Development Agreement with Kyma Technologies, Inc.

SETi announced that it has entered a Joint Development Agreement with Kyma Technologies, Inc. of Raleigh, NC to develop low defect AlGaN substrates and high performance optoelectronic and electronic devices based on these substrates. read more

June 2, 2010
Large chip improvements to deep-ultraviolet output power

SETi reports details of their achievement of CW 6mW and 30mW light output power from single-chip LEDs operating at wavelengths of 247nm and 273nm, respectively. read more

April, 2010
Going Deep for UV Sterilization LEDs

Leading nitride semiconductor device firms are looking to shorten the wavelength of commercial light emitting diodes to ~250nm. A leading example of a commercial producer is SETi read more

February 23, 2010
SETi accounts for droop in UV LEDs

Researchers at SETi have identified three mechanisms that could account for droop in state-of-the-art, sub 250 nm LEDs. read more

February 5, 2010
SETi wins NSF award to further advance its deep UV LEDs.

SET,Inc. announced that it has been awarded a Phase II SBIR award from the NSF for $500,000 to further advance its deep UV LEDs. read more

January 22, 2010
SETi launches three new UV LED products and releases new LED product catalog at Photonic West 2010.

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January 20, 2010
SETi attains ISO9001:2008 Certification

SET,Inc. announces it has gained and is operating in full compliance with the International Quality System Standard ISO9001:2008 as of December 13th, 2009. read more