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  2. Nick Holonyak - Wikipedia

    Nick Holonyak. Nick Holonyak Jr. ( / hʌlɒnjæk / huh-LON-yak; November 3, 1928 – September 18, 2022) was an American engineer and educator. He is noted particularly for his 1962 invention and first demonstration of a semiconductor laser diode that emitted visible light. This device was the forerunner of the first generation of commercial ...

  3. Nick Holonyak Jr., Pioneer of LED Lighting, Is Dead at 93

    Nick Holonyak Jr., Pioneer of LED Lighting, Is Dead at 93. He invented a visible red-light diode. His 41 patents also included lasers that enabled DVD and CD players. Nick Holonyak Jr. in an ...

  4. Nick Holonyak Jr., who made an LED breakthrough, dies at 93

    Nick Holonyak Jr., whose development in 1962 of the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode, or LED, proved a breakthrough that now has countless practical applications, including...

  5. Nick Holonyak, Jr. | Biography, LED, & Facts | Britannica

    Nick Holonyak, Jr., (born November 3, 1928, Zeigler, Illinois, U.S.—died September 18, 2022, Urbana, Illinois), American engineer who was known for his pioneering work with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), notably creating the first visible LED.

  6. Nick Holonyak Jr. obituary: LED inventor dies at 93 -

    Nick Holonyak Jr. was an inventor who created the first practical visible-spectrum LED, now used in applications from light bulbs to traffic signals to medical devices. Died: September 18, 2022 ...

  7. Remembering LED Pioneer Nick Holonyak - IEEE Spectrum

    Nick Holonyak Jr., a prolific inventor and longtime professor of electrical engineering and computing, died on 17 September at the age of 93. In 1962, while working as a consulting scientist at General Electric ’s Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory, he invented the first practical visible-spectrum LED. It is now used in light bulbs and lasers.

  8. LED light innovator Nick Holonyak Jr. dies at 93 - The Daily ...

    Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned researcher and professor in Engineering, died on Sept. 18 in Urbana, Ill., at age 93. Amid a supremely successful and memorable career, Holonyak is best known for his development of the first visible-spectrum LED light.

  9. LED Lighting Pioneer, Nick Holonyak, Jr., Dies

    Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned innovator of LED illumination, has died. Holonyak is credited with the development of the first practical visible-spectrum LED, now commonly used worldwide in light bulbs, device displays and lasers. Holonyak worked for Bell Labs, the U.S. Army Signal Corps and General Electric before joining the University of ...

  10. Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen ...

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Nick Holonyak, Jr, a renowned innovator of illumination, has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering “for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.” Holonyak (pronounced huh-LON-yak) is credited with the development of the first ...

  11. Nick Holonyak Jr. | Living History | Optica

    Nick Holonyak Jr. died on 18 September 2022, please see OSA's memorial entry. It is electromagnetism (EM) in all its many forms that has been so basic, that haunts us and guides us. Document Created: 26 Apr 2016 Last Updated: 17 Sep 2021