Nichia Automotive Innovation Center Paves the Way towards Next-Generation Lighting Solutions

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Source: Nichia

15 May 2024: In a significant move to spearhead the future of automotive lighting design and functions, Nichia, the world's largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, is pleased to announce the launch of the Nichia Automotive Innovation Center located in Aachen, Germany. The newly inaugurated facility marks a pivotal step in the company's ongoing commitment to innovate and deliver enhanced support to customers that have rapidly evolving requirements.

Nichia Automotive Innovation Center's mission is to develop advanced and sustainable lighting solutions such as improvement of road safety, visual comfort and energy efficiency, as well as enhancing the aesthetic appeal and functionality of vehicles by utilizing and combining Nichia's latest technologies. In close partnership with industry leaders, together with the R&D team at Nichia's headquarters in Japan, the Center will accelerate the development of technology breakthroughs and achieve quicker market entry, while consistently prioritizing advances in the quality of light.

To support the next generation of automotive lighting solutions, Nichia Automotive Innovation Center contains a wide array of laboratory tools for testing, modelling, monitoring, analysis, and rapid prototyping, among others. The Innovation Center consists of leading specialists in automotive lighting who adhere to manufacturing design and value engineering principles of increasing optimization, functionality, and efficiency. The success of the Center also relies on cooperative efforts with stakeholders.

Dr. Ulf Meiners, Managing Director, Nichia Automotive Innovation Center, explains: “The key to unlocking the full potential of automotive lighting lies in collaboration. By working closely with business partners and academia, we will bring groundbreaking solutions to the market faster and more efficiently than ever before. As a result, the Center can rapidly accelerate the pace of innovation. Industry leaders that are ready to redefine automotive lighting standards need to connect with us with great urgency to truly shape the future.”

The establishment of Nichia Automotive Innovation Center reflects Nichia's vision for the next era of automotive lighting. Led by an expert team of automotive lighting technicians and business leaders, the Center highlights Nichia's dedication to driving the industry towards a more advanced, sustainable future. With its history of innovation, the company is well-positioned to drive further progress in automotive lighting technology, thereby solidifying its role as a pioneer in the industry.

Nichia has strengthened its reputation as a global leader in the LED industry for many decades, while constantly pushing the boundaries of lighting design, efficiency, performance, and sustainability with its unrivaled expertise.


Source: Nichia

About Nichia
Having ‘Ever Researching for a Brighter World’ as a motto, Nichia takes great pride in being the technology leader and world’s largest LED manufacturer. Founded in 1956 as a specialist chemical producer, Nichia quickly became the leader in luminescent materials (phosphors). Nichia later developed and commercialized the first high brightness blue LED in 1993 and the first white LED in 1996. Additional nitride-based LEDs in various colors were developed, including ultraviolet and visible laser diodes. Nichia believes that its products will remain at the forefront of energy efficient solutions throughout the world for years to come.

Nichia will continue to be a company that makes contributions to the world by evolving its original and unique technologies and ‘Ever Researching for a Brighter World’.
For more information, visit www.nichia.com

 

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