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Vishay's New 60 Surface-Mount AllnGaP-Based LEDs Offer Exceptional Brightness in Indicator and Backlighting Applications at a Low Forward Current of 2 mA


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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — October 3, 2003 — A new series of low-current, surface-mount LEDs based on the ultra-bright AllnGaP technology was launched today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH).

At a forward current of just 2 mA, super red, orange, and yellow LEDs in the new Vishay Semiconductors TLMx300x series provide exceptional brightness in low-power applications including backlighting and indicators in automotive, telecommunications, office equipment, entertainment systems, and a variety of battery-driven equipment.

The TLMS3000 and TLMS3001 super red LEDs feature a dominant wavelength of 630 nm and typical luminous intensities from 2.5 mcd to 12.5 mcd. Available with a dominant wavelength of 606 nm, the new TLMO3000 and TLMO3001 orange LEDs feature typical luminous intensities from 5.0 mcd to 20 mcd. With a dominant wavelength of 587 nm, the TLMY3000 and TLMY3001 yellow LEDs offer typical luminous intensities from 4.0 mcd to 20 mcd.

The new devices are embedded in a small white EIA- and ICE-standard package measuring 2.8 mm by 3.0 mm with a height profile of 1.65 mm. The P-LCC-2 package consists of a lead frame embedded in a white thermoplast, with an interior reflector filled with clear epoxy. All six devices feature a 60 angle of half intensity and a non-diffused lens that facilitates coupling to light pipes. Each LED is luminous intensity and color categorized for each packing unit, and a luminous intensity ratio of 2.0 or less per packing unit ensures even lighting.

The TLMx300x series is rated for a 125 C junction temperature, a thermal resistance junction of 400 K/W, and an operating temperature range of -40 C to +100 C. The new LEDs offer ESD-withstand voltage of up to 1 kV. Automatic assembly is simplified with CECC compatibility for infrared, vapor phase, and wave soldering methods.

Provided in 8-mm tape form, samples and production quantities of the new TLMx300x 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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