Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program, multi-disciplinary laboratory dedicated to helping our nation secure a peaceful and free world through technology. Solid-State Lighting is an example of such a technology. With further development, it promises to improve significantly our nation's energy efficiency, thereby reducing our need for, and dependence on, foreign energy. Along the way, it promises to reduce significantly both environmental pollution and the capital required for new electricity generation plants. And, finally, U.S.development of this technology promises to keep the U.S.at the forefront of cutting-edge wide-bandgap semiconductor technology critical to other national security needs, such as bio-agent detection and the reconnaissance technology used to take the photo above.
· 2004 January: "Solid-State Lighting R&D at Sandia: Energy Efficient Lighting using Semiconductor Technology" (pdf 1.1mb), brochure distributed at a press conference by Paul Robinson, Director, Sandia National Laboratories, Washington, DC, January 23, 2004.
· 2002 December: Statement of Alton D. Romig, Jr., Vice President for Science & Technology and Partnerships at Sandia, (pdf- 129kb) to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Field Hearing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 3, 2002.
· 2001 March: "National Security Implications of Solid State Lighting" (pdf- 1.1mb), by Al Romig, Vice President for Science & Technology and Partnerships at Sandia, to the National Research Council.
· 2001 March: "Solid State Lighting: Synergisms with Office of Science Materials Programs" (pdf- 1.8mb), by Jerry Simmons, Manager of the Semiconductor Materials and Device Sciences Department at Sandia, to Basic Energy Sciences.
· 2000 March: "Another Semiconductor Revolution: This Time it's Lighting!" (pdf - 142kb), by Roland Haitzand Fred Kish, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Jeff Tsao and Jeff Nelson, Sandia National Labs.
· 2000 April: "The Case for a National Research Program on Semiconductor Lighting" (pdf- 303kb), by Roland Haitz and Fred Kish, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Jeff Tsao and Jeff Nelson, Sandia National Labs.
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