Founded in 2005 out of the world-renowned Gallium Nitride effort under Professors Shuji Nakamura, Jim Speck, and Steve DenBaars at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Inlustra is focusing on the production of next-generation nonpolar Gallium Nitride substrates for a broad range of laser and LED applications. Inlustra's founders have pioneered nonpolar Gallium Nitride research and have successfully ported the fundamental technology to the current production environment.