Nichia Corporation is a Japanese chemical engineering and manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokushima, Japan with global subsidiaries, that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of phosphors, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes, battery materials, and calcium chloride. The Nichia Corporation comprises two divisions-Division 1, responsible for phosphors and other chemicals, and Division 2, responsible for LEDs.
Nichia is the world’s largest supplier of LEDs. It designs, manufactures, and markets LEDs for display, LCD backlighting, automotive and general lighting applications with the many different leds across the entire visible spectrum. Nichia’s invention and development of white LEDs have spanned several accomplishments throughout the history of the company.
With 6,600 employees and multiple subsidiaries worldwide, Nichia achieved sales of approximately US$2.3 billion in 2007.