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19 January 2024

Nichia’s blue and green laser diodes receive Scientific and Technical Award from Academy of Motion Picture

Nichia Corp of Tokushima, Japan — the world’s largest gallium nitride (GaN)-based light-emitting diode/laser diode (LED/LD) manufacturer and inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs — says that its laser diode technology has been recognized for its contribution to the advancement of the motion picture industry by receiving a Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards are given to companies and engineers who have developed significant technologies that have contributed to the motion picture industry. Five engineers in Nichia’s Laser Diode Development Department (Yoshitaka Nakatsu, Yoji Nagao, Tsuyoshi Hirao, Tomonori Morizumi and Kazuma Kozuru, involved in the development of the blue and green laser light sources that have been widely adopted in laser projection systems for movie theaters) have been awarded in the category of ‘Technical Achievement Award’ (receiving an Academy certificate).

The official Academy Awards ceremony takes place at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California, on 23 February.

Laser projection systems have been increasingly adopted in movie theaters in recent years, since they provide ultra-high-resolution images with vivid colors, brightness and high contrast compared with conventional systems using lamp light sources. Laser light sources used in laser projection systems require extremely high quality, long-term reliability, and high luminous efficiency and wavelength control to achieve a high color gamut. Nichia says that its blue and green laser diodes meet and surpass these quality requirements and are being used throughout the industry.

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