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Vishay Releases White SMD LEDs
with Ultra-Low 0.75-mm Profile

Devices Combine Low Thermal Resistance of 20k/W and High Optical Power From 9000mcd to 18000mcd

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. Press Release - 7/31/2008

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Vishay SMD LEDs

Vishay SMD LEDs

MALVERN, Pa. - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released the industrys first series of high-intensity white power SMD LEDs in the CLCC-2 flat ceramic package. The robust and light-efficient VLMW82 devices offer low thermal resistance of 20K/W and high optical power from 9000mcd to 18000mcd for thermal-sensitive applications.

With an ultra-low profile of only 0.75mm, the CLCC-2 flat ceramic package of the VLMW82.. LEDs allows the additional current drive for a maximum light output while maintaining a high service life of up to 50,000 hours, making them ideal light sources in space-limited applications where thermal management is a key consideration.

The new devices are optimized for display backlighting and illumination in automotive and transport, consumer, and general applications. An eco-friendly alternative to CCFL display backlighting, the Vishay CLCC-2 LED offers excellent efficiencies in brightness, lifetime and power savings in a compact package (3.3mm x 3.4mm). Typical end products include flashes for cameras; retail and window displays; emergency lighting and signs; household appliances; and automotive instrument panels and exterior lighting, such as brake lights and turn signals.

Utilizing InGaN technology, the LEDs offer a typical luminous flux of 35000 mlm and optical efficiency of 40lm/W at 100mA. The devices feature a luminous intensity ratio per package unit of IV max/IV min less than or equal to 1.6, forward voltage up to 4.3V, and 60° half-intensity angle.

The VLMW82.. LEDs are compatible with IR-reflow solder processes, in accordance with CECC 00802 and J-STD-020C. Preconditioned according to JEDEC Level 4 standards, the CLCC-2 flat package is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant. The devices are automotive qualified AEC-Q101 and offer an ESD-withstand voltage up to 1kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B.

Samples of the new VLMW82.. series of high-intensity white power SMD LEDs are available now. Production quantities will be available in July 2008, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery is $1.70/piece.

About Vishay Intertechnology

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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