Corporate Information

Having "Ever Researching for a Brighter World" as our motto, Nichia has grown in the field of development, manufacturing and sales of fine chemicals, particularly inorganic luminescent materials (phosphors). In the process of the challenging pursuit of brighter luminescent and light-emitting materials, we succeeded in developing and commercializing the super high brightness Blue LED in 1993, which greatly impressed the world. Since the first introduction of the Blue LED in 1993, we succeeded in developing the world’s first white LED by combining yellow phosphor and blue LED, followed by the successful development of practical level of blue-violet semiconductor laser for the first time in the world. The invention of these Nitride-based LED and laser diodes causes the technological innovation of light source in the field of display, general lighting, automotive, industrial equipment, and medical care & measurement. We hope that Nichia will continue to be a company that will contributes to the world by evolving its original and unique technologies in the field of manufacturing.

Address 491 Oka, Kaminaka-Cho, Anan-Shi, TOKUSHIMA 774-8601, JAPAN
TEL +81-884-22-2311
FAX +81-884-21-0148
Established December, 1956
Paid-up Capital JP ¥52,026,441,000
President Hiroyoshi Ogawa
Employees Total 8,600(As of December, 2016)
Main Products
  • Light Emitting Diodes
  • Laser Diodes
  • Optical Semiconductor Devices
  • Phosphors
  • Fine Chemicals (Electronics Materials, Pharmaceutical Materials,Food Additives)
  • Evaporation Materials
  • Battery Materials
  • Magnetic Materials
Plants (Japan)
  • Headquarters
  • N-PLANT (Tokushima Pref.)
  • K-PLANT (Kagoshima Pref.)
Sales Offices
  • Tokyo
  • Osaka
  • Nagoya
Technology Center
Subsidiary Locations
  • America (Detroit, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Jose)
  • The Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  • Germany (Frankfurt)
  • Russia (Moscow)
  • China (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
  • Taiwan (Hsinchu)
  • Korea (Seoul)
  • Malaysia (Selangor)
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia (Jakarta)
  • Thailand (Bangkok)
  • Vietnam (Ho chi minh city)
  • India (Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai)