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  • Media advisory: Holonyak memorial service open to news media

    Nick Holonyak Jr. memorial service portrait graphic

    Renowned innovator of illumination Nick Holonyak Jr. died Sept. 18 in Urbana at age 93. He is credited with the development of the first practical visible-spectrum LED, now commonly used worldwide in light bulbs, device displays and lasers.

    Graphic by Michael Vincent


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  • Editor’s note: For more information, contact Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs, 217-333-5010,