Professor Shuji Nakamura's speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 2014.
December 11, 2014
Your Majesty, Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues and Friends:
On behalf of my co-recipients, Professor Isamu Akasaki and Professor Hiroshi Amano, I would like to thank the Members of the Nobel Prize selection committee, and members of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science for honouring our invention of the efficient blue-light emitting diodes (LED) which has enabled bright and energy-savings white light sources.
Alfred Nobel wanted his prize to be awarded based on an invention or discovery in physics that "during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind" Therefore we are deeply honoured that the dream of LED Lighting has now become a reality, and is greatly benefiting mankind.