LED Luminaries

LED news and insight from our technology editor Steve Bush, who has been messing with LED lighting for more years than he would care to remember.

October marks 50 years of history for the LED

itemid-54069-getasset.jpg

Back in 1960 Electronics Weekly was born into a ferment of III-V semiconductor research that within two years would produce the first practical LED.

In 1960 Dr Nick Holonyak of General Electric was developing an unusual material, GaAsP, as a route to wide bandgap tunnel diodes.

So begins Steve Bush, our Technology Editor, in his roundup of LED history. Given that it is this October that marks 50 years of the technology, I thought I should re-promote the original article…

Read 50 year history of the LED >>

Tags: ferment, nick holonyak, steve bush, technology editor, tunnel diodes

Related Tech News

Share your knowledge - Leave a comment