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Initially, Tamura Corporation focused mainly on the development of gallium oxide LEDs, while the development of materials for power devices was carried out as a "sideline" using competitive funds from NEDO and other organizations. Since there was no precedent for this approach overseas, it was not easy to secure competitive research funds. In addition to Tamura Corporation, Kyoto University, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and other organizations collaborated on the research, and although the project was initially small in scale, in 2014 it was selected for the Strategic Innovation Program, a national project established by the Cabinet Office to realize science and technology innovation.