Dr. Shuji Nakamura is one of 6 new inductees in 2019 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame

September 4, 2019

The Consumer Technology Association® (CTA) announced the new class of inductees into its 2019 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame created in 2000. The program celebrates technology leaders who advance innovation and develop, create, market and promote the technologies, products and services that improve consumers’ lives.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CT Hall of Fame program,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. He praised the 2019 inductees for their efforts to develop technologies and business models that has laid the foundation that our industry continues to build upon. “I am proud to honor the accomplishments of these leaders in the consumer technology industry that inspire each of us with their passion for innovation,” he said.

Shuji Nakamura, invented the blue LED, which makes power-efficient "white" LED light bulbs possible, and the blue laser that the Blu-ray Disc format is based on. Nakamura's blue LED laser breakthroughs in the 1990s also enable next generation laser lighting, laser projectors and laser car headlights that double the distance illuminated while using less power.

For additional details: https://www.cta.tech/News/Press-Releases/2019/September/CTA-Names-Six-Industry-Leaders-to-the-2019-CT-Hall.aspx

Photo by Matt Perko, UCSB
Photo by Matt Perko, UCSB