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Vishay Releases Industry’s First White Power SMD LEDs to Utilize InGaN/TAG on Sapphire Technology in CLCC-6 and CLCC-6 Flat Ceramic Packages

Sep 19, 2008

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc

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Devices Provide Low Thermal Resistance Down to 40 k/W and High Optical Power From 2240 mcd to 5600 mcd for High-Volume Applications

MALVERN, Pa. — Sept. 19, 2008 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released the industry’s first high-intensity white power SMD LEDs in the CLCC-6 and CLCC-6 flat ceramic packages to offer InGaN/TAG on sapphire technology for high optical power from 2240 mcd to 5600 mcd.

Designed to reduce costs in high-volume applications, the new VLMW63.. series features the CLCC-6 package and a low thermal resistance to 50 k/W, while the VLMW64.. series in the CLCC-6 flat package offers a low thermal resistance of 40 k/W and an ultra-low profile of 0.9 mm.

With compact footprints of 3.3 mm by 3.4 mm, the ceramic packages of the LEDs allow the additional current drive for a maximum light output while maintaining a high service life of up to 50,000 hours, making them ideal light sources in space-limited applications where thermal management is a key consideration.

The devices are optimized for backlighting and illumination in automotive and transport, consumer, and general applications. Typical end products include flashes for cameras; emergency lighting; and automotive instrument panels and exterior lighting, such as brake lights and turn signals.

The LEDs offer a typical luminous flux of 11000 mlm and optical efficiency up to 30 lm/W. The devices feature a luminous intensity ratio per package unit of IV max/IV min ≤ 1.6, forward voltage up to 4.3 V, and 60° half-intensity angle.

The VLMW63.. and VLMW64.. LEDs are compatible with IR-reflow solder processes, in accordance with CECC 00802 and J-STD-020C. Preconditioned according to JEDEC Level 4 standards, the CLCC-6 and CLCC-6 flat packages are lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant. The devices are automotive qualified AEC-Q101 and offer an ESD-withstand voltage up to 2 kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B.

Samples and production quantities of the new VLMW63.. and VLMW64.. high-intensity white power SMD LEDs are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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