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Soraa LED lamps exceed state certification standards

By   /  Thursday, December 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Soraa LED lamps exceed state certification standards

Goleta-based LED technology company Soraa announced Dec. 22 that its products exceeded the certification needed for California’s Title 24 lighting standard, making it the first company with a complete line of LED lamps to do so. Soraa’s LEDs had both a color rendering index and a deep red rendering index of 95, greater than the Read More →

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Kmart sued for violating UCSB patent on LED bulbs

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2016  /  Columns, Law, right, Technology  /  Comments Off on Kmart sued for violating UCSB patent on LED bulbs

A South Korean semiconductor company recently sued Kmart for allegedly violating a UC Santa Barbara professor’s patent on LED light bulbs. Seoul Semiconductor sued Kmart Corp. in federal court in Los Angeles Sept. 9 for allegedly violating several patents, including one owned by UCSB Professor Shuji Nakamura. The lawsuit accuses Kmart of making, using, importing Read More →

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Capps tours UCSB to see laser light bulb technology

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Education, right, Technology  /  Comments Off on Capps tours UCSB to see laser light bulb technology

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Climate change, cancer can be tracked with light

By   /  Friday, October 16th, 2015  /  Education, Energy, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Climate change, cancer can be tracked with light

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Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

If continuing research can change the amount of energy we expect our consumer electronics to consume as much as Nakamura’s LEDs have changed the way we think of light bulbs, the university will more than recover Munger’s donation money in patent licensing and added prestige.

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Blue LED pioneer Nakamura becomes UCSB’s sixth Nobel laureate

By   /  Tuesday, October 7th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Blue LED pioneer Nakamura becomes UCSB’s sixth Nobel laureate

Click here for the Business Times’ updated coverage.   UC Santa Barbara professor Shuji Nakamura and two scientists based in Japan, Hiroshi Amano and Isamu Akasaki, were chosen as recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. The committee selected the team for its invention of the blue light-emitting diode, or LED, which allows white light to Read More →

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LED leader – Professor invents efficient lights

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2008  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on LED leader – Professor invents efficient lights

Shuji Nakamura loves ideas. One idea he followed – the invention of blue, green and white light-emitting diodes, or LEDs – is revolutionizing lighting and electronic displays. Today’s standard lights use about 20 percent of the world’s energy, but convert as little as 5 percent of the energy they consume into light. Already Nakamura, who Read More →

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