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Vishay's New Miniature Ambient Light Sensor Features 4.0 mm by 2.0 mm Footprint, Peak Sensitivity of 570 nm
Device Provides Space-Saving Solution for Sensing of Visible Light Spectrum
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — September 24, 2004 — A new miniature silicon NPN planar phototransistor that gives designers a low-cost way to build backlighted displays that respond automatically to changes in ambient light was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH).
Constructed with Vishay's PCB Mold Technology, the TEMT6000 surface-mount sensor is a low-cost device capable of serving as a daylight sensor for backlight dimming in mobile phones, notebook computers, PDAs, cameras, video cameras, dashboards, and plasma televisions. With an ultra-small footprint measuring 4.0 mm by 2.0 mm, the Vishay Semiconductors TEMT6000 sensor allows designers to save space in or enhance the functionality of these systems.
The TEMT6000 sensor features a peak sensitivity of 570 nm and a wide angle of half-sensitivity of ▒60░. Although the device is highly sensitive to ambient light, it suppresses the infrared (IR) spectrum to offer improved "human eye"-like responsiveness to the visible light spectrum.
The TEMT6000 sensors are rated for an operating temperature range of -40 ░C to +85 ░C. These lead (Pb)-free devices are RoHS- and WEEE-compliant and are suitable for lead (Pb)-free IR reflow soldering processes with a solder temperature rating of 260 ░C.
Samples and production quantities of the new ambient light sensor are available now with lead times of 6 to 8 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.