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Vishay Launches New High-Intensity SMD LEDs in Thermally Efficient PLCC-3 Package

In Six Colors, New Devices Double the Light Output of Comparable PLCC-2 LEDs


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TLMx32xx
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — April 16, 2004 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a complete family of power SMD LEDs that deliver exceptional brightness thanks to a specially designed leadframe profile that greatly improves device heat dissipation.

Offered in a PLCC-3 package with a low 270 k/W thermal resistance rating, devices in the new Vishay Semiconductors TLMx320x series can be driven with higher currents to enable twice the brightness of comparable LEDs in the PLCC-2 package.

A suite of six color options includes super red, red, orange, yellow, pure green, and yellow green, with typical luminous intensity ranging from 50 mcd to 1250 mcd when the LEDs are driven with a forward current of 50 mA.

Designed with a non-diffused lens that simplifies backlighting displays and coupling to light pipes, the new TLMx320x LEDs will be used in a wide variety of lighting and display applications, including dashboard lighting in cars, traffic signals and signs, advertising billboards, LCDs, and A/V systems.

TLMx320x LEDs are luminous intensity, color, and forward-voltage categorized per packing unit, with a low luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of 1.6 or lower to ensure a homogeneous light characteristic. Built using AllnGaP technology, all devices in the family feature a 60 angle of half intensity. In addition to being rated ESD class 2, the new LEDs are suitable for all soldering methods according to CECC.

Provided in 8 mm tape-and-reel form, samples and production quantities of the new TLMx320x LEDs are available now, with lead times of eight 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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