[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 67 years of development of Nichia Corporation, famous Japanese LED company (1956)


(worldkings.org) Nichia Corporation is a Japanese chemical engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Anan, Japan with global subsidiaries.

Nichia is a leading manufacturer of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes (LDs), and semiconductor materials. It is one of the world's largest manufacturers of blue LEDs, and its LEDs are used in a wide variety of applications, including lighting, displays, and sensors. Nichia also develops and manufactures cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, phosphors, magnetic materials, vacuum evaporation materials, organometallic compounds, and medical materials.

Nichia is a global company with operations in over 30 countries. It has a strong customer base in the automotive, consumer electronics, and lighting industries. Nichia is committed to providing its customers with high-quality products and services.

(Wowtimes)Nichia’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1956: The Nichia Corporation was founded by Nobuo Ogawa at Aratano-cho, Anan, Tokushima to produce calcium phosphate for fluorescent lamp phosphors.
  • 1966: Nichia began production of phosphors for fluorescent lamps.
  • 1971: Nichia began production of phosphors for color TVs.
  • 1977: Nichia began the production of tri-color phosphors for fluorescent lamps.
  • 1983: Production and sales of GaAlAs (Gallium Aluminum Arsenic) epitaxial wafers for IR LED began which was the dawn of Nichia's opto-semiconductor business.
  • 1993: Nichia succeeded in developing the world's first high luminous blue LED which was believed to be impossible to achieve within the 20th century and started the volume production and sales.
  • 1996: Nichia developed the world's first white LED by combining a blue LED with yellow phosphor, utilizing the technology and experience that Nichia acquired through phosphor manufacturing.
  • 2009: Cathode materials were adopted for automotive batteries, contributing to the development of electric vehicles (EVs).
  • 2019: Nichia was mass-producing the 280nm deep UV LED mass-produced to inactivate bacteria/viruses and is expected to be applied in the field of sterilization.


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