In 1956, Nichia Corporation was established at Aratano-Cho, Anan-City. The operation of Kaminaka Plant (presently Headquarters and Main Plant) started in 1964. After two years, Nichia Corporation began the production of phosphors for fluorescent lamps. In 1968 a patent license agreement with General Electric was concluded. Nichia Corporation Established Tokyo Sales Office, Osaka Sales Office, Nichia America Corporation and Nichia (Malaysia) SDN.BHD during 1979 to 1989. In 1987, Nichia Corporation invested in Unilux Co.,Ltd. in Taiwan..
Nichia has grown in the field of 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, Nichia Corporation succeeded in developing and commercializing the super high brightness Blue LED in 1993. It was accepted with great amazement in the related industries throughout the world. In addition to LEDs, a lot of resources are now being focused on the R/D of bluish purple laser diodes, which will definitely play a key role for the further expansion of the information media industry. In 2006 Nichia Corporation renamed Tokyo Technical Center to Yokohama Technology Center, completed new building in Yokohama-City and in 2007, the operation of Kagoshima Plant was started.In 2009 Nichia Corporation established Nichia America Corporation Atlanta Sales Office, Nichia Russia Corporation and Nichia Taiwan Corporation Shenzhen Office in China. In 2010 Nichia Corporation established Nichia Chemical Pte Ltd. Melbourne Office in Australia. Nichia Corporation has a belief that Nitride-based semiconductors will become one of the most exciting areas of the semiconductor industry in the near future. Nichia will continue to be a company which will be able to make a contribution to the world by evolving its original and unique technologies into the actual manufacturing.