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First Blush for Integrated Light Emitter

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Science  29 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5292, pp. 1465
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5292.1465


Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York have just consummated an improbable marriage long sought by the microelectronics industry: They have combined light-emitting components with conventional microcircuitry on a single chip. The technology is far from being turned into a workable device, because it puts out too little light and too much heat, but it is being hailed as a research advance.