LED Maker Bridgelux Gets $25 Million Investment From Kaistar

Bridgelux Inc., a closely held maker of light-emitting diodes, received a $25 million investment from Kaistar Lighting Xiamen Co., a joint venture of two Chinese manufacturers.

The funding will be used to develop LED chip and packaging technology for general lighting, Livermore, California-based Bridgelux said today in a statement.

Kaistar is a venture of the LED chip and wafer maker Epistar Corp. and the contract manufacturer Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co.