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Soraa secures $88 million in funding

Funding by Khosla Ventures and NEA will help to develop and commercialise blue and green lasers grown on non-polar and semi-polar gallium nitride substrates.

 Soraa, a developer of laser diodes for consumer, biomedical, defence, and industrial applications, has closed on $88.6 million in fresh capital, according to a SEC regulatory filing.

The funding for the Fremont, California-based laser start-up has come from Khosla Ventures and NEA. Soraa lists its director and NEA general partner Ravi Viswanathan on the new filing.

Soraa, which was founded by the UCSB academics Shuji Nakamura, Steve DenBaars, and Jim Speck, is developing lasers on semi-polar and non-polar GaN substrates.

The benefits that these new planes deliver, in terms of device performance and architecture, will be discussed during a talk given by James W. Raring, VP Laser Engineering of Soraa, at the CS Europe Conference 2012. At this meeting in Frankfurt he will be presenting a talk entitled "III-Nitride Lasers Based on Nonpolar/Semipolar Substrates".

Register at www.cseurope.net & book your delegate place now as numbers will be limited. The conference takes place on 12th/13th March 2012 at Hilton Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany.
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