SORAA IN THE NEWS


VIVID 2 LED MR16 wins Money-Saving Product of the year

Designed around a small, bright light source combined with a single optic and heat sink, VIVID 2 LED MR16 lamps emit up to 10 times more light per unit area than traditional LEDs thanks to GaN on GaN technology.
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LED advancements drive quality of light gains

GaN-on-GaN LED technology can deliver better light quality in terms of color rendering and accurate bright whites while also providing lumen-per-wafer advantage over conventional LEDs.
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Soraa Aims for Better Light Quality with Gallium Nitride Tech

In the LED lighting industry, it’s an all-out race to lower costs and drive adoption. But LED company Soraa is betting that people will also purchase LEDs for the quality of light, as much as for efficiency and long life.
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LEDs Render Colors and Whites without Beam Striations, Artifacts or Shadows

Soraa launched a line of high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. Uniquely, the company has released a 10o spot version, as well as a 25o version that has a peak intensity higher than halogen and all other LED GU10 products. Now customers can buy transformer-free, full visible spectrum Soraa LED GU10 lamps that spectacularly render colors and whites without beam striations, artifacts or multiple shadows.
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Betting on GaN-on-GaN for efficient white light

Today, about 95 percent of GaN LEDs are manufactured on sapphire wafers but the scope of using cheaper and more widely available Si wafers to scale up the production of GaN-on-Si devices is an attractive one.While a recent forecast from market analysis firm IHS Inc expects GaN-on-Silicon LEDs to increase their market share from 1% today to 40 percent by 2020 (mostly taking market share from both sapphire and silicon carbide wafers), Californian startup company Soraa is betting on GaN-on-GaN for high efficiency white LEDs.
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LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES: GaN-on-GaN platform removes cost/performance tradeoffs in LED lighting

Full-visible-spectrum LED technology made practical by GaN-on-GaN has eliminated the truncated spectra, poor color rendering capability, and fundamental illumination problems associated with LEDs using primary blue emitters.
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LFI Keynote Charts Progress of SSL Transition

Well-known venture capitalist Vinod Khosla called for new ways of thinking about the design of lighting products that will be enabled by better LEDs in a Lightfair International keynote, delivered in an exhibit floor theater on Wednesday afternoon April 24.
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Soraa GaN-on-GaN LEDs Target Halogen Lamps

Soraa, a Silicon Valley startup founded in 2008, is moving ahead with plans for making energy-efficient GaN-on-GaN LED light bulbs to displace halogen-based lamps that significantly improve brightness, while becoming more like incandescents in look and feel. The company has garnered much attention since a world-renown Japanese LED scientist, Shuji Nakamura, is a founder who is helping drive the company toward success.
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LED Maker Soraa Rolls Out Much Brighter Bulbs

Soraa, a startup pursuing a novel way to make energy-efficient light bulbs, plans to sharply raise the bar on their brightness. The company, which has built a factory in Silicon Valley to make its own light-emitting diodes, is unveiling a second generation of lamps that generate 40% more light. Soraa’s new lamps are designed to replace 65-watt and 75-watt bulbs known by the designation MR16, which are often based on halogen technology and typically used in applications such as retail stores, restaurants and art galleries.
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Soraa to raise orders of LED modules

GEORGE TOWN: Soraa Inc will ramp up orders with its contract manufacturers in Malaysia for its light emitting diode (LED) modules used in directional light LED lamps, riding on an approximate US$4bil (RM12.16bil) global market size for such illumination products in the replacement segment. Soraa, which is based in California, outsources the manufacturing of LED modules to Globetronics Technology Bhd in Penang and another local electronic manufacturing company in Ipoh.
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Soraa’s VIVID LED MR16 lamp receives Red Dot Award

Soraa Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which develops solid-state lighting technology built on ‘GaN on GaN’ (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) substrates, has received the ‘red dot award: product design 2013’ for its full-visible-spectrum VIVID LED MR16 lamp.
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SORAA LED MR16 Lamp Receives Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award

Soraa, the world's leader in GaN on GaN(TM) LED technology, announced today that it received a Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural SSL Magazine for its SORAA OUTDOOR LED MR16 lamp. Suitable for use in outdoor fixtures, or indoors in enclosed recessed or small non-ventilated track fixtures, Soraa's lamp is the ideal LED choice for replacing 35-Watt halogen MR16 lamps in diverse applications. Comparison between SORAA OUTDOOR LED 9.5W MR16 and Halogen 50W MR16. The right tree, with the Soraa lamps, looked more vivid and slightly brighter, said Janet Lennox Moyer, a leading landscape lighting designer.
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Soraa Teams Up with Lighting Fixture Companies To Introduce Works with Soraa

Clearing the way for widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa today launched the lighting industry’s first fixture validation program—Works with Soraa. Lighting fixture manufacturers Tech Lighting, Focal Point, Hevi Lite, and Dreamscape Lighting have joined Soraa to kick off the program. Incompatibility between LED lamps and fixtures designed for traditional light sources—incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent—is one of the biggest hurdles facing the lighting industry today. The Works with Soraa fixture program is designed to foster strong collaboration between Soraa and fixture manufacturers, so fixture and lamp combinations can be rapidly validated for mechanical, thermal, and electrical compatibility. As a result, the program will facilitate faster time-to-market for new fixtures and lamps. Specifiers can then specify, and customers can purchase and install, these validated combinations with confidence.
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DOE Recognizes Top SSL R&D Achievements

The US Department of Energy works to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through science and technology solutions. The U.S. Department of Energy recognized five research and development project teams at its tenth annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop. The three-day event brought together nearly 250 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers interested in keeping up-to-date on the latest SSL technology developments.
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LIGHTFAIR® International 2013 Offers Industry’s Key Networking and Special Events

Held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, from April 21 to 25, is LIGHTFAIR® International. It’s the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, blending continuing education courses with innovative products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology.
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SORAA Vivid: World's First Full Visible Spectrum LED Bulb Wins 2013 Red Dot Product Award

SORAA just took home a 2013 Red Dot Product Design Award with their Vivid LED MR16 – which is the world's first full visible spectrum bulb! The California-based company is the world's leader in gallium-nitride on gallium-nitride (GaN on GaN™) LED technology, and their Vivid LED was honored for its design innovation, functionality and energy efficiency.
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SORAA Vivid: World’s First Full Visible Spectrum LED Bulb Wins 2013 Red Dot Product Award

SORAA just took home a 2013 Red Dot Product Design Award with their Vivid LED MR16 – which is the world’s first full visible spectrum bulb! The California-based company is the world’s leader in gallium-nitride on gallium-nitride ( GaN on GaN™ ) LED technology, and their Vivid LED was honored for its design innovation, functionality and energy efficiency.
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Soraa Receives Lighting Award from U.S. Department Of Energy

Soraa announced that it received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy for its outstanding work in the development of high-efficiency m-plane LEDs grown on low-defect density bulk GaN substrates. The company demonstrated a very high peak internal quantum efficiency (IQE of 88%), low efficiency droop (10% from 10Acm-2 to 100A.cm-2) and perfect wavelength stability (up to 200A.com-2) at a wavelength of 450nm LEDs.
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An Interview with Eric Kim and Mike Krames of Soraa and the Importance of GaN on GaN

At Strategies in Light last week, your humble editor sat down with Eric Kim, President & CEO, Mike Krames, Chief Technology Officer of Soraa.
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An Interview with Shuji Nakamura

An Interview with Shuji Nakamura, Co-Founder of Soraa and Inventor of the Blue LED; Discusses Nichia Litigation
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Soraa Pushes LED Brightness to Next Level

Startup Soraa says its LEDs have set a new performance record, which will result in cheaper and brighter LED light bulbs. The company yesterday said its second-generation LEDs can handle a relatively high current—100 amps per square centimeter—which means its bulbs will produce more light and be more efficient than conventional LEDs. Its LEDs emit ten times more light per area and can handle higher current rates without causing performance or reliability problems, according to Soraa chief technology officer Mike Krames.
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UC Davis lighting experts push for national quality standard for LEDs

It is not enough to be energy efficient; LED lighting also must be consistently high quality and reliable to win over consumers.
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Lighting industry asks EPA for Picture-Perfect Energy Star specs

LED lighting manufacturer Soraa; the University of California, Davis' California Lighting Technology Center; utility company NSTAR; and others are asking Energy Star to instate a tiered system that would allow lamps with a higher color rendering index to meet lower efficiency requirements.
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Lighting coalition asks EPA to lower Energy Star efficacy specs for high CRI lamps

A group of lighting designers and manufacturers, researchers, and utilities have joined to ask the EPA to recognize that higher-CRI lamps can increase energy savings through broader usage even with a slightly reduced efficacy specification.
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Control This 2012 and PlugFest stress interoperability as a lighting industry imperative

The second annual Control This! 2012 sponsored by the New York City chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society, attracted 17 exhibitors representing manufacturers and distributors of lighting controls and approximately 400 attendees to the all-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in December.
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LED lighting suffers bad press in Van Gogh paint-degradation study

A research study looking at paint degradation caused by illumination has been misinterpreted to throw LEDs into a bad light.
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Architainment to Distribute Soraa Lamps

UK Specialist lighting solutions provider Architainment Lighting Ltd kicks off 2013 by becoming UK distributor of Soraa’s full spectrum LED MR16 lamps.
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Soraa Launches The First Fixture Validation Program, Clearing The Way For Extensive Adoption Of LED Lighting

Soraa, the pioneering provider of second-generation LED lighting, today announced the launch of the industry’s first fixture validation program, Works with Soraa, which clears the way for extensive adoption of LED lighting.
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The Top Ten LED Lighting Developments of 2012

Soraa unstealths in February, revealing a gallium nitride (GaN) substrate LED -- a major achievement by a heavyweight team.
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Fixture Validation Program to Solve LED Lighting Compatibility Issues

Clearing the way for widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa has launched the lighting industry’s first fixture validation program - Works with Soraa
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Soraa Takes the Lead on Solving Led Lighting Compatibility Issues by Launching the Industry's First Fixture Validation Program

Clearing the way for widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa today launched the lighting industry's first fixture validation program-Works with Soraa.
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Soraa Launches LED Fixture Validation Program

Soraa launched a fixture validation program, called Works With Soraa. Lighting fixture manufacturers Tech Lighting, Focal Point, Hevi Lite, and Dreamscape Lighting have joined Soraa to kick off the program.
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Soraa launches LED lamp-fixture validation program

MR16 LED retrofit lamp manufacturer Soraa has introduced the Work with Soraa fixture validation program kicking off with Tech Lighting, Focal Point, Hevi Lite, and Dreamscape Lighting.
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Soraa Takes Lead on Solving LED Compatibility Issues

Soraa Takes Lead on Solving LED Compatibility Issues by Launching Industry's First Fixture Validation Program
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Soraa; Simply Perfect

A University of California Success Story
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Khosla Ventures Hires Condoleezza Rice as Adviser

Khosla Ventures, the investment firm led by Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder Vinod Khosla, hired former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s advisory firm to work with its portfolio companies.
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The lighting industry’s first plugfest

LED lighting up-and-comer Soraa sponsors the first lighting plugfest
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MR16 LED Lamps – Making Enormous Strides in LED Technology

What do consumers really look for in a light bulb?
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City of Fremont is Silicon Valley's Hidden Gem

Sandwiched between San Francisco and San Jose, the City of Fremont has been able to find tech and biotech startup success
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Most LED lights are flummoxed by Red (the most important color in retail)

One LED manufacturer that has overcome the poor R9 performance is Soraa, which manufacturers its LEDs’ GaN structures on a GaN substrate, instead of the parochial sapphire or SiC substrates.
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‘PlugFest’ Addresses Compatibility Questions

The Lighting PlugFest affords participants the opportunity to test their products and identify underlying compatibility issues.
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Soraa and IESNYC Tackle LED Lighting Compatibility

Event will be Held at Control This! 2012 on December 5th
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Soraa’s GaN on GaN LED Vivid and Outdoor lamps selected for IES 2012 product progress report

Soraa lamps recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee.
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As U.S. Hesitates, California Pours Billions into Green Energy

Soraa could benefit from Prop 39
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Soraa Comments on CEC Proposed California Quality LED Lamp Specification

Report outlines a proposed voluntary quality Specification to advise energy policy makers and the lighting industry
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Mixing a Global Outlook with Technology Expertise; Korean Business School Emphasizes Foreign Work Experience and English

Soraa CEO Eric Kim offers perspective on investment in education.
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Soraa Signs LED lamp distribution agreement with Ushio

Partnership part of LED technology company's global strategic sales initiative.
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Welcome to the Global Cleantech 100 2012

Soraa included in prestigious annual listing
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Soraa Inches Closer To Affordable GaN Crystals

A novel crystal growth process could ease GaN substrate production bringing brighter, more efficient LEDs. Compound Semiconductor talks to the researchers behind the hope.
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GaN substrates bring brighter LEDs

The surest way to make light emitting diodes that are efficient and bright is to fabricate them on a substrate made of the same material as the LED itself.
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Cheaper LED Lightbulbs Are on the Way

Cost has been a major barrier in keeping people from buying energy-efficient LED lightbulbs. While they last much longer than $1 incandescent bulbs or $4 compact fluorescents, their sticker-price is daunting: a 60-watt equivalent LED bulb costs $15 to $25.
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Semicon West preview: Changing LED manufacturing economics

Despite the remarkable recent strides in LED efficiency and lamp quality, the industry still has some ways to go to enable wide adoption of SSL for general illumination.
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Do LEDs Have A Dark Side?

LEDs are hot-in terms of market potential, if not actual temperature. As incandescent lamp bans spread around the world, LED lighting seems to have unlimited potential.
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Pioneer to Make Green-Laser Displays for Cars

Long-time gallium nitride pioneer Nichia, as well as Germany's Osram Opto Semiconductors and the US start-up Soraa - which was founded by the well-known former Nichia employee Shuji Nakamura - are leading the race towards producing the green diodes in volume, and it is likely that one of these suppliers will be first to launch a suitable product.
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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Lighting manufacturer Soraa is on the verge of shipping the first of its potentially revolutionary line of LED MR16 lamps
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New Options For Lighting Contractors

In February 2012, Soraa introduced their new line of interior and exterior rated 10-watt MR16 replacement lamps, which uses a new substrate that allows higher current and PN-junction temperature. It produces good color, an even beam, and uses one LED chip, which minimizes shadowing and flicker.
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LEDs One Year Later: Wow, That 'New' Light Source Is Blossoming

Changes continue to happen at break-neck speed in LED technology and development of landscape lighting LED equipment
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IN MY VIEW: The coming switch to LED lamps

Does the name Nakamura mean anything to you? Probably not, unless you are a Japanese semiconductor designer. In Japan the name is especially well known in the rapidly expanding world of electric lamps that are not incandescent. LEDs and LCDs are prime examples of this new breed of industrial and domestic lamps. Professor Shuji Nakamura has had a hand in the development of all these non-incandescent lamps.
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Engineers Take Aim at a Barrier in LED Technology

In a brand-new factory here, Eric Kim, chief executive of Soraa Inc., cradles a palm-size light that he refers to as “LED 2.0.” The light has a circular snowflakelike cooling frame surrounding a lens that emits a bright white light. But it also radiates a mystery — and a continuing controversy.
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Strategies in Light: The Worst of Times and the Best of Times for Solid State Lighting

The market prognosis has never been worse and LEDs have never been better. News from Soraa, Cree, Osram, and others.
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Soraa Unveils GaN-on-GaN LEDs and MR16 Lamps

Silicon Valley start-up Soraa is manufacturing LEDs using a unique GaN-on-GaN process, and has used these to build high-performance MR16 lamps that are its first products.
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Startup Soraa Thinks It Can Make LEDs Cheap Enough to Replace Regular Bulbs

Soraa, a startup based in Fremont, California, has developed a new type of LED that it says generates 10 times more light from the same quantity of active material used in other LEDs. (Technology Review) The company's first product is a 12-watt bulb that uses 75 percent less energy than a similarly illuminating 50-watt halogen bulb. Company officials would not disclose the cost of the bulb, but say it will pay for itself in less than one year through energy savings.
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New EV iPhone App, LEDs, Airline Controversy News, & More

LED startup Soraa has just unstealthed and is looking to take over the LED 2.0 market. We'll see. Coverage on cnet and Greentech Media for more.
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For Bridgelux, LED Opportunities Lie in China

Like much in the greentech world these days, the road to opportunity seems to lie through China. California-based LED lighting startup Bridgelux announced on Monday that it's getting $25 million from Kaistar, a joint venture between two public Chinese companies, Epistar and Kaifa, and Bridgelux plans to use the funds for research, development and manufacturing of LED chips and packaging for light fixtures.
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LED 2.0: The Holy Grail Has Arrived

This is an exciting week - perhaps even a tipping point in the path to efficient restaurant lighting. Soraa, a lighting company based in Fremont California (http://www.soraa.com/), officially announced their new product, an LED lamp so radical that's it's considered a "disruptive technology." Soraa has created the holy grail of front-of-house lighting: a true LED equivalent to the 50 watt halogen MR16 lamp.
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Soraa Challenges the LED World

In 2007, Soraa's founders 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. They bet on Gallium Nitride substrates for LEDs, or GaN on GaN(tm) LEDs rather than sapphire in its laser technology.
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Soraa Launches First Product, a White GaN-Based LED Spotlight Lamp

Soraa, a company that specializes in gallium nitride (GaN)-based light emitters and was founded by blue-LED pioneer Shuji Nakamura and others, has announced its first product: a single-emitter white-LED spotlight designed to replace small halogen spotlights for commercial use. The lamp is made using Soraa's 'GaN on GaN' technology, which replaces the ordinary non-lattice-matched sapphire or silicon carbide LED substrate with a piece of GaN, resulting in fewer crystalline defects in the LED and, says Soraa, more light and electrical current per unit area. Soraa (which was formerly called Kaai) has also developed GaN-based green laser diodes.
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Soraa Brings the Newest Generation of LED

There are always people out there that keep inventing new things that prevent our world from dying of overusing resources. Apparently LED lights aren't efficient enough to those, which Soraa has just introduced their newest MR 16 bulb.
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Lighting Startup Unveils Game-Changing LED Bulb

Soraa, a lighting and laser start-up company that just exited stealth mode yesterday with a cool $100 million in investment backing, has unveiled its new LED technology that raises the bar on energy efficiency, brightness, quality of light and energy cost savings.
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Soraa Reveals Its Disruptive LED 2.0 Technology

The firm's LED MR16, built on its breakthrough gallium nitride on gallium nitride technology, is superior to halogen
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Soraa LED Light May Dim 50-Watt Halogen Rivals

Soraa, a Fremont, California company founded in 2008, this week launched its first product, a light that uses LEDS (light emitting diodes). The "Soraa LED MR16 lamp" is the "perfect" replacement for traditional halogen lamps, according to the release. The company says it is an ideal replacement for 50-watt halogen because the Soraa product delivers better beam and light quality. Soraa LED lamps use 75 percent less energy, deliver 10x lamp life, and produce higher quality light than halogen lamps, according to the company.
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SIL 2012: Market Updates, National Developments, Automotive, Backlights

The HB-LED Market track of Strategies in Light opened today with a variety of talks that included a comprehensive market update; news from China, Korea and Europe; a company emerging from stealth mode; and detailed focus on phosphors, displays and automotive headlights.
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Soraa Introduces 'LED 2.0' GaN-on-GaN Technology

Soraa Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which is developing solid-state lighting technology built on 'GaN on GaN' (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) substrates, has launched its flagship product, the Soraa LED MR16 lamp.
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Soraa Unveils Next Generation LED Lights

Soraa, a new Silicon Valley startup company co-founded by Shuji Nakamura, who was responsible for creating the white LED and blue laser. has this week unveiled a new line of next generation LED lights.
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Soraa Unveils LED Lighting Product

Soraa, the UC Santa Barbara spinout funded by Khosla Ventures, NEA, and NGEN Partners, has unveiled its first product, a new LED lighting lamp.
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Soraa Unveils its Flagship Product, Soraa LED MR16 Lamp

Soraa, a renowned innovator of GaN on GaN, gallium nitride on gallium nitride solid-state lighting technology, has introduced the Soraa LED MR16 lamp, its flagship product. This novel product is the first LED lamp to deliver halogen-equivalent brightness, surpassing the traditional halogen MR16 in terms of performance. The Soraa LED MR16 lamp is based on GaN on GaN technology and denotes an innovative advancement in LED 2.0 lighting technology.
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Soraa gets vertical with halogen replacement

According to CEO Kim, who presented the company’s new lamps in a keynote talk at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara this week, this means that the LED structures are “perfect” – with 1000 times fewer dislocations than rival LEDs that use conventional substrate materials prone to lattice mismatch.
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Fremont's LED startup says price point is right

The light source in Eric Kim's hands is just 6 millimeters across and, once powered up, almost blindingly bright. It's the flagship product of Kim's startup company, Soraa, which exits stealth mode today backed by more than $100 million in venture capital.
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Soraa introduces next generation LEDs

As if LED lights weren’t efficient enough, it looks like we might be introduced to a new generation of LED lights in the future – provided Soraa’s latest technology catches on.
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Soraa’s LED light aims to replace the halogen bulb

Soraa, the Khosla Ventures-backed startup that uses the semiconductor gallium nitride rather than sapphire in its LED and laser technology, came out of stealth mode Tuesday and unveiled its flagship product aimed to rival and replace the traditional 50-watt halogen bulb.
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The Quest for Cheaper, Better Lights

Soraa Inc. on Wednesday plans to disclose the benefits of an unusual technology for manufacturing semiconductors known as light-emitting diodes, which have found applications such as traffic signals and appliances but aren't widely used to light up homes or offices. The start-up's goal is to generate more light from smaller chips, thus making LEDs more efficient and affordable.
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Soraa declares a brighter LED 2.0

Soraa says that GaN on GaN is superior to other technologies as it prevents a mismatch with the substrate’s lattice created when other materials such as silicon, sapphire or silicon carbide are used.
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Secretive Solid-State Lighting Firm Soraa Unstealths

Soraa of Fremont, California closed an $88.6 million funding round from Khosla Ventures, NEA, and NGEN late last year for its light-emitting diode (LED) and blue laser technology. Dr. Shuji Nakamura, the inventor of the indium-gallium-nitride (InGaN) blue LED is a Soraa founder.
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Startup Soraa Launches LED Light For Shops, Museums

A good lighting system not only shapes the look and feel of a shop but also influences people’s buying decisions. Soraa, a venture capital-backed startup, decided to tackle this market first with the Tuesday launch of its first-ever LED lamp, which it says offers brighter, warmer and more focused light for showcasing any merchandise.
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Startup Soraa lights up with 'LED 2.0'

Soraa's LEDs are made with an active material layer of gallium nitride and a gallium nitride substrate. Having a single material leads to LEDs that can take more current and thus produce more light on a package of a given size. It also means that there's less wasted heat, which can degrade the life of LED lighting.
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SORAA NEWS RELEASES

Soraa Launches The World’s First Full-Visible-Spectrum Line Of LED Light Engines

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, has raised the bar on high performance lighting by launching the industry’s most innovative line of LED light engines. Soraa’s new light engines use 50% less power and have a higher center beam intensity (CBCP) than current integral LED fixtures.
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Soraa Customize Lighting With a SNAP

SORAA, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that the company will launch and display large lamp versions of its innovative SNAP System™ along with new accessories at LIGHTFAIR International (June 3 - 5).
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Soraa’s Simply Perfect LED Lamps Just Got Larger

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that the company will launch and display a series of new full-visible-spectrum large LED lamps at LightFair International (June 3-5) in Las Vegas, NV. This new line of AR111, PAR30L (Long Neck), PAR30S (Short Neck), and PAR38 lamps complements the company’s award-winning MR16 lamp, creating a full line of products to perfectly and dramatically light restaurant, retail, hospitality, and residential applications.
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Soraa Snap System™ Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

SORAA, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that its SNAP System™ has received the coveted Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. The 40-person jury featured renowned specialists tasked with selecting products that excel in design innovation, functionality and ecological compatibility.
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Soraa’s Award-Winning, Full-Visible-Spectrum LED MR16 Lamps Receive Energy Star Label

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, today announced that eight of their most popular MR16 products have been recognized with the ENERGY STAR qualification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the first full-visible-spectrum LEDs to attain this qualification.
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Soraa Unveils Simply Perfect™ PAR and AR111 Lamps at Light + Building

Soraa the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, today announced a full range of LED AR111, PAR30, and PAR38 lamps that will be available to ship in late Q2. All Soraa lamps feature 3-phosphor LEDs with violet pump that enable benefits such as Point Source Optics for beautiful, uniform beams of high intensity, Violet 3-Phosphor (VP³) Natural White and VP³ Full-spectrum Vivid Color, which reveal the magic of whiteness and colors in every environment.
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Soraa develops the world’s most efficient LED; begins integration into large lamp line

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today the world’s most efficient LED, which it will integrate into the market’s first full-visible-spectrum, large form factor lamps. Soraa’s third generation (Gen3) GaN on GaN™ LED achieves world-record setting wall-plug-efficiency, outperforming the nearest competitor by 20% at normal operating conditions.
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Soraa unveils the first full-visible-spectrum LED AR111 lamps

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, will display their new AR111 lamp at Euroshop this month. The lamp is the market’s first full-visible-spectrum LED AR111, and brings Soraa’s signature elements of light quality to the large lamp arena: vivid colors, unique whiteness rendering, and perfectly uniform beams casting sharp single shadows.
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Soraa brings sunshine indoors with new high color temperature, full visible spectrum Vivid MR16 LED lamps

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, launched today the world’s first high color temperature (CCT), high color rendering MR16 LED lamps—a brilliant choice for gemstone jewelry and high-end retail displays. The new 4000K and 5000K CCT, full visible spectrum Soraa Vivid 2 LED MR16 renders colors and whites exactly as they would appear in natural light; without the high heat/UV emissions associated with CMH/halogen lamps and beam striations, artifacts or multiple shadows visible in other manufacturer’s LED products.
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Soraa proves that whiteness rendering has a strong effect on led lamp preference

Understanding that quality of light is essential to the widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa discussed this week at SPIE Photonics West 2014 how whiteness rendering has a strong effect on lighting and object preference.
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Soraa Launches The World’s First High Color Rendering, Line Voltage GU10 230V LED Lamps

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) LED technology, launched today the first line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. Uniquely, the company has released a 10 degree spot version, not available in halogen or from other LED manufacturers, as well as a 25 degree version that has a peak intensity higher than halogen and all other LED GU10 products.
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Soraa Founder Shuji Nakamura Receives Top Lighting Industry Honors

Soraa announced that that one of its founders, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, was recently honored by Lux Review Magazine as their “Person of the Year” and was inducted into Electronic Design’s Hall of Fame for his outstanding work in the lighting industry.
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Bet On Innovative LED Technology Pays Off - Soraa Expands US LED Manufacturing Operations

Soraa announced today that it will open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Buffalo, New York. In partnership with the State of New York, the company will construct a new state-of-the-art GaN on GaN™ LED fabrication facility that will employ hundreds of workers. The new facility is projected to be operational in 2015. Soraa currently operates an LED fabrication plant in Fremont, California, one of only a few in the U.S.
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Soraa’s LED Snap System Receives Product Innovation Award

Soraa announced today that it received a Product Innovation Award (PIA) from Architectural Products Magazine for its SORAA SNAP System™. Coupling its high output SORAA LED MR16 10° lamp with a breakthrough prismatic lens and an innovative array of magnetic filter and lens attachments, the system allows users to customize light directly on lamps, rather than on fixtures, opening up a new and exciting world of design possibilities for lighting.
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Soraa Appoints Lighting Luminary Jeffery Parker as CEO

Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology, announced today that Jeffery (Jeff) Parker has joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned lighting executive and innovator, Parker will leverage his keen business acumen, acquired expertise grooming companies to financial maturity, and his reputation as one of the industry’s primary thought-leaders to propel Soraa forward on a trajectory of sustained growth and success.
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Soraa Receives Increased U.S. Department of Energy Funding For Development Of Bulk Gallium Nitride (GaN) Substrates

Company Selected Under the ARPA-E’s SWITCHES Program to Develop Large Area, Low-cost, High Quality Bulk GaN Substrates for Power Electronics.
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Soraa Launches The World’s First High Color Rendering, Line Voltage MR16 GU10 120v LED Lamps

Pushing the boundaries of high performance LED lighting, Soraa launched today the first line of high color rendering LED MR16 GU10 120V line voltage lamps. Uniquely, the company has released a 10º spot version, not available in halogen or from other LED manufacturers, as well as a 25º version that has a center beam candle power higher than halogen and all other LED GU10 products in the market place worldwide. Now you can buy transformer-free, full visible spectrum Soraa LED lamps that render the widest range of colors in the objects that we see, without ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) radiation.
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Lights, Food, Ambiance! Soraa Helps Restaurants Create the Right Atmosphere

Restaurants are not just offering a delicious meal; they are offering an entire experience. Food is the cornerstone of a restaurant, but the ambience is just as important in getting customers into a restaurant. Lighting is the heart of ambience, offering endless opportunities for artistry and design.
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New York City Businesses Can Save Big on Soraa’s Industry Leading LED MR16 Lamps

To accelerate the adoption of high quality, energy efficient LED lighting; Con Edison of New York is offering substantial rebates (approximately $22, based on 13.2¢/kWh) on Soraa’s gallium-nitride on gallium-nitride (GaN on GaN™), full visible spectrum LED MR16 lamps.
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Soraa’s Breakthrough Led Lighting Technology Spurs Expansion of Global Sales Team

George Stringer joins the company as Senior Vice President of North America Sales; Nick Farraway joins as Senior Vice President of International Sales
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Soraa To Energy Star: Light Quality Is Critical To Wider Adoption Of Led Lighting

Company Asks EPA Not to Repeat Mistakes of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
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Soraa Revolutionizes Lighting Customization With A Snap

SORAA SNAP System Enables Instant Attachment of Beam Shapers, Color Filters, and Other Accessories to a New SORAA PREMIUM 2 or VIVID 2 LED MR16 Lamp
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Soraa Ends the Reign of Halogen; Releases World’s Highest Output, Full Visible Spectrum, Ultra-Efficient Led Mr16 Lamps

Removing barriers to the widespread adoption of LED lighting, Soraa announced today its new perfect spectrum SORAA VIVID 2 and PREMIUM 2 LED MR16 lamp lines—the first ultra-efficient replacements for 65-watt and 75-watt halogen lamps, available for both 12V and line voltages
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SORAA OUTDOOR LED MR16 Receives Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award

SORAA OUTDOOR LED MR16 garners prestigious award
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SORAA VIVID LED MR16 Receives Coveted Red Dot Award

International Prize for High Design Quality
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Soraa Announces Next Generation Of GaN on GaN LEDs With Record-Breaking Performance

New Soraa LED outperforms the best-documented LED laboratory result by Nichia Chemical Co. at current densities of 100 A/cm2 and beyond
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Soraa Receives Lighting Award From U.S. Department of Energy

Recognized for Development of High-Efficiency M-plane LEDs on Bulk GaN Substrates
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Soraa and Strategies Unlimited Tackle LED Lighting Compatibitility By Holding Lighting Plugfest At Strategies In Light 2013

In an effort to remove barriers to the rapid adoption of LED lighting, Soraa will sponsor a Lighting PlugFest in conjunction with Strategies Unlimited at their annual Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California.
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Lighting Manufacturers, Designers, Academics, and Utilities Ask Energy Star To Address LED Lamp Light Quality

Lighting Sector Speaks Up in Favor of New Quality Standards"
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Soraa Responds To Erroneous Reports Of Painting Degradation by LED Lamps

Xenon Lamps—Not LED Lamps—Caused Degradation of Van Gogh Paintings"
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Soraa Takes the Lead On Solving LED Lighting Compatibility Issues by Launching the Industry’s First Fixture Validation Program

Soraa Teams Up with Lighting Fixture Companies To Introduce "Works with Soraa"
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Soraa And IESNYC Tackle LED Lighting Compatibitility By Holding The Lighting Industry’s First Plugest

Event will be Held at Control This! 2012 on December 5th from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm Press Preview at 10:00 am
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Soraa Named GoingGreen Global 200 Company

List Recognizes Top Private Companies in Green Technology
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Soraa Lamps Selected for IES 2012 Product Progress Report

Vivid and Outdoor Lamps included
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Soraa Announces Inaugural Lighting PlugFest at IESNYC Control This!

Rescheduled to December 5th, 2012
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Soraa Announces International LED Lamp Distribution Agreement with Ushio

Partnership is Part of Company’s Global Strategic Sales Initiative
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Soraa Named Cleantech Global 100 Company

List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology
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Soraa Co-Founder Shuji Nakamura Named Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) Inventor of the Year

Inventor of high-brightness blue and white LEDs honored for pioneering work in LED industry
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Soraa Chosen to Lead DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Project on Bulk Gallium Nitride Substrates

Disruptive Technology to be Developed for LEDs, Laser Diodes, and Power Electronics
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Soraa Announces First Full Spectrum LED MR16 Lamp Besting Halogen Color Performance

Color Rich LED Provides 95 CRI and R9 over 90 Without Compromise in Brightness or Efficiency
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Soraa Expands Executive Team with Industry Leaders

Dr. Tom Caulfield Named COO and Raymond Letasi named VP of Global Sales to Drive Company’s Production, Sales and Distribution
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Soraa Announces First 40W halogen equivalent LED MR16 for Outdoor, Fully Enclosed, or Non-Ventilated Fixtures

LED MR16 Leverages GaN on GaN™ Technology to Break Thermal and Ventilation Barriers for High Performance Outdoor LED Lighting
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Soraa Introduces Disruptive LED 2.0 Technology

Soraa, the world’s leading developer of GaN on GaN™ – gallium nitride on gallium nitride – solid-state lighting technology, today announced the launch of its flagship product, the Soraa LED MR16 lamp.
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Soraa appoints Neal Woods as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations

Soraa Inc., a leading developer of LED and laser diode products, announced the appointment of Neal Woods as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations.
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Soraa demonstrates 4 watt blue laser diode for bulb-free projection displays

Soraa Inc., (formerly Kaai, Inc.), a rapidly expanding clean-tech semiconductor company and world leader in commercialization of green and blue laser diodes (LDs), announced today the demonstration of high power 4 watt blue laser diodes at 450 nm, the highest power blue laser reported to date from a monolithic chip.
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Soraa demonstrates green laser diodes for >20 lumen pico projectors with minimal speckle

Soraa Inc., (formerly Kaai, Inc.), a rapidly expanding clean-techsemiconductor company and world leader in commercialization of green and blue laser diodes,announced today the demonstration of green laser diodes (LDs) which are ideally suited for >20 lumenpico projectors.
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