Shuji Nakamura, a former speaker at LEDinside’s LEDforum and a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014, along with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano on Tuesday in Sweden. Their breakthrough work in blue LED semi-conductors in the early 1990s put an end to a three-decade technology stalemate. Emergence of blue LEDs finally made white light achievable by combining blue, red and green LEDs.

Nakamura, a Japanese bright GaN LED inventor, founded LED manufacturing company Soraa, which specializes in GaN-on-GaN technology in 2007. Three years ago, the LED specialist generously shared his knowledge on “GaN-based Nonpolar/Semipolar Emitting Devices” at the LEDforum 2011 hosted by LEDinside in Taipei, Taiwan.
LED technology has evolved much since the Japanese trio’s invention of blue LED chips. Moving into its seventh year, the annual forum hosted by LEDinside will once again be inviting professionals from all over the industry covering the downstream and upstream sectors. The forum will serve as a critical platform for Taiwanese LED industry players and officials from relevant organizations, and is scheduled to take place in Room 201 on October 24 at National Taiwan University Hospital International Convention Center in Taipei.
Guest speakers from well-known international and Taiwan manufacturers and organizations including Philips Lumileds, Aixtron, Merck, Epistar, Everlight, Osram, ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) and III (Institute for Information Industry) will attend the event and discuss the trends that will shape the market in 2015. Additionally, LEDinside analysts will deliver an in-depth analysis of the current state of the LED industry and describe the market outlook.