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Vishay's New White Super-Bright MiniLED in Compact 2.3-mm by 1.3-mm by 1.4-mm Package Meets Quality, Performance Demands of Auto and Industrial Systems
MALVERN, Pa. — March 24, 2006 — To address the rising demand for white surface-mount LEDs, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released an exceptionally small and bright white MiniLED.
The new VLMW2100 SMD MiniLED is available in a low-profile 2.3-mm by 1.3-mm by 1.4-mm package and is luminous intensity categorized, featuring the same classification and designation scheme as Osram. The VLMW2100 offers a 60° angle of half-intensity, luminous intensity of ≥56 mcd, and a luminous intensity ratio of ≤2.0 per packaging unit (or ≤1.6 on request) to provide bright, even lighting. Low power consumption adds to efficiency, prolonging battery life and/or reducing operational costs.
Vishay's newest miniaturized LED provides reliable, cost-effective operation in small-scale, high-power applications even in harsh automotive and industrial environments. It is intended for applications including backlighting in automotive dashboards and switches; indicators and backlighting in telecommunications systems, audio and video equipment, and office equipment; and flat backlighting for LCDs, switches, and symbols in general use.
The VLMW2100, which is housed in an EIA- and ICE-standard package, is an excellent solution backlighting and coupling to light pipes. The package itself is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant and has been preconditioned according to JECED Level 3 standards. CECC compatibility with infrared, vapor phase, and wave solder processes — as well as automatic placement equipment and IR reflow soldering — simplifies handling and automatic assembly.
Available in 8-mm tape, samples and production quantities of the VLMW2100 SMD MiniLED are available now, with lead times of four 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.