Fujikura Develops White LED

A Japanese company other than Nichia has developed a white LED of their own with
a new phosphor material. Fujikura Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, a telecommunication and technology company, has collaborated with
the National Institute for Materials Science to develop a new brighter, white
LED that uses a special phosphor material, according to an article
in Nikkei Business Daily. The new phosphor is a mixture of silicon, aluminum,
oxygen, nitrogen. The device uses a blue LED coated with a resin containing
the phosphor material. The company claims that the increased brightness is due
to the improved efficiency of the phosphor material. Fujikura will begin shipping
samples of the new LED before the end of the fiscal year.

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