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New white LED provides compact, high efficiency lighting for commercial, residential and industrial applications

IRVINE, Calif., September 5, 2007 —Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, today announced it has expanded its family of white LEDs with a new device that can provide a typical flux of 30 lumens (lm) from a driving current of 250mA. The new TL12W01-D surface mount LED is ideally suited for many residential and commercial lighting applications that have used conventional incandescent bulbs. With dimensions of just 10.5mm x 5.0mm x 2.1 mm, it is also targeted for space-limited applications that require high-brightness LCD backlighting.

Toshiba’s TL12W01-D white LED is able to deliver typical performance of 35lm/W as a result of a low thermal resistance package that provides improved heat release characteristics. The forward voltage for the new device is rated at 3.4V (typical) at a forward current of 250mA. A wide operating temperature range of -40°C to 100°C enables use of these LEDs in a broad range of commercial, residential and industrial applications.

Designed for use with automated Lead(Pb)-Free1 production lines, the new surface mount device is compatible with reflow soldering processes at temperatures up to 260°C.

" Toshiba recognizes the growing need for miniaturization of white LEDs coupled with high brightness and low power consumption. The TL12W01-D meets the requirements of various commercial lighting applications and has favorable power consumption characteristics," said Yoshimichi Sasaki, business development director, optoelectronics for TAEC. Demand for white LEDs is increasing for general lighting applications. White LEDs offer long operating life, low power consumption and compact size compared with incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
Pricing and Availability

Samples of Toshiba’s TL12W01-D are available now, priced at $2.00 each.
Major Specifications of the TL12W01-D

* Luminous characteristics (typical): 30 lumens @ 250mA
* Chromaticity coordinate: Cx: 0.32, Cy: 0.31
* Package size: 10.5mm x 5.0mm x 2.1mm, (including leads) Lead (Pb)-Free

Toshiba’s Discrete Products

Since 1986, Toshiba Corp. has ranked as the top discrete supplier on a worldwide basis, based on annual revenue from international shipments of total discrete products. (Source: “2006 Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share Report,” Gartner, April 2007). More specifically, Toshiba is a leading supplier in a number of discrete product categories, including power transistors, rectifiers and thyristors, L-MOS logic, CMOS logic, optoelectronics, small signal diodes and transistors. The company’s discrete devices are designed to meet the growing demand for high-performance and lower voltages in today’s wireless telecommunications and consumer electronics applications, while emphasizing its strength in the automotive and industrial markets.
*About TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components, that make possible today’s leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world’s fourth largest semiconductor manufacturer (iSuppli, “World’s Top Top Semiconductor Supplier Rankings in 2006). For additional company and product information, please visit

1 Toshiba defines "Lead(Pb)-Free" in accordance with current industry standards as not to exceed 0.1 percent 0.1 percent lead(Pb) by weight. This does not mean that Toshiba products that are labeled Lead (Pb)-Free are entirely free of lead (Pb).

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba’s “Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices,” or “Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook.” This information is available at, or from your TAEC representative.

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