NCIS "Blast from the past" episode does GaN
Some text from the NCIS show related to gallium nitride
Uh, Gallium Nitride-- or "GaN," for short-- is a highly dangerous compound originally developed... To brighten LEDs in prototype electronics.
He offered me a lot of money for two backstopped IDs. Did they say what they wanted them for? They were trying to get information on Gallium Nitride. That's old stuff. What could it hurt?
**As to the Nobel Prize, see the previous IPBiz post
Nakamura, the Nobel Prize, and compensating inventors which does mention