Soraa to Hold Press Conference with Founder Shuji Nakamura—winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics

FREMONT, Calif.--()--Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, will hold a press conference and facility tour on Wednesday, October 8 at 1:30 PM PDT with Dr. Shuji Nakamura, who today was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics and is one of the company’s founders.

In 2007, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, along with pioneering professors Dr. Steven DenBaars and Dr. James Speck, came together and made a bet on an LED technology platform completely different than current industry practice, a technology most industry experts at the time considered to be impossible to execute.

Soraa bet that GaN on GaN™ LEDs would produce more light per area of LED and be more cost-effective than technology based on other foreign substrates like sapphire or silicon carbide. This strategy ran against every trend in the LED industry. That bet paid off: today, Soraa’s LEDs emit more light per LED material than any other LED; handle more electric current per area than any other LED; and its GaN on GaN™ crystals are up to a thousand times purer than any other LED crystal.

Soraa currently operates an LED fabrication plant in Fremont, California, one of only a few in the United States. Company representatives will be available to lead tours of the facility.

WHO: Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Winner of 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics and Founder of Soraa
Jeff Parker, CEO of Soraa

Dr. Steven DenBaars, Founder of Soraa

WHAT: Press conference and tour of LED fabrication at Soraa’s headquarters
WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM PDT
WHERE: Soraa
6500 Kaiser Drive
Fremont, CA 94555
RSVP: Please RSVP via email to Andy Beck at or call him at 202-587-5634.

About Soraa

Pioneering lamps using LEDs built from pure gallium nitride substrates (GaN on GaN™), Soraa has made ordinary lighting extraordinarily brilliant and efficient. Soraa’s full spectrum GaN on GaN™ LED lamps have superior color rendering and beam characteristics compared to lamps using LEDs created from non-native substrates. Founded in 2008, Soraa is located in Fremont California, where it manufactures its GaN on GaN™ LEDs in the company’s state-of-the-art facility. For additional information, please visit and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


Makovsky for Soraa
Andy Beck, 202-587-5634

Release Summary

Soraa to hold press conference with founder and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Shuji Nakamura at Fremont, CA headquarters on October 8, 2014.


Makovsky for Soraa
Andy Beck, 202-587-5634