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Vishay's New Exceptionally Bright MiniLEDs Provide Brightness Up to 120 mcd for Demanding Automotive and Industrial Lighting Applications


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TLMx2100
TLMx2300
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - May 23, 2003 - Two new series of miniature SMD LEDs designed to provide compact, high-power solutions for demanding automotive and industrial applications were launched today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH).

Devices in the new Vishay Semiconductors TLMx2100 and TLMx2300 MiniLED families are available in all typical wavelengths from 465 nm to 630 nm, providing exceptionally bright illumination at 10 mA and 20 mA, respectively. TLMx2100 color options include super red (7.5 mcd), orange (7.5 mcd), yellow (7.5 mcd), green (10.0 mcd), pure green (2.2 mcd), and blue (7.0 mcd). For applications requiring maximum intensity, TLMx2300 devices built on AllnGaP on GaAs technology are offered in ultra-bright red (80 mcd), orange (120 mcd), and yellow (120 mcd) versions.

Embedded in a small white EIA- and ICE-standard package measuring just 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 mm, the LEDs' low-profile lead-frame construction reduces thermal resistance to a minimum. All nine devices feature a 120 angle of intensity and a non-diffused lens that facilitates coupling to light pipes.

Luminous intensity ratio options of 2.0 or less and 1.6 or less per packing unit guarantee the even lighting required in high-quality indicator, display, and backlighting applications in systems including dashboards and car radio displays.

TLMx2100 and TLMx2300 devices are specified for an operating temperature range of -40C to +100C and a maximum junction temperature of 125C. CECC compatibility with infrared, vapor phase, and wave solder processes simplifies handling and automatic assembly.

Provided in 8-mm tape-and-reel form, samples and production quantities of the new mini SMD LEDs are available now, with lead times of six weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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