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5 March 2008


Toyota Tsusho to distribute Luminus LED products to display makers in Asia and Mexico

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA has signed an agreement for Toyota Tsusho America Inc (TAI), a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corp, to distribute its PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LED products and provide technical support for its TV and projector customers in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Mexico.

“Toyota Tsusho has a strong sales and technical support team and they are highly regarded by our display customers,” says Luminus’ CEO Udi Meirav. “Most importantly, through their logistics excellence and infrastructure, TAI will allow us to better serve our display customers and respond quickly to their needs.”  
Luminus says that its patented PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LEDs are larger and brighter than conventional high-brightness LEDs and are proven as a replacement for high-intensity lamps, offering more brilliant color and longer lifetimes in projection TVs and projectors. PhlatLight technology is currently used in products from consumer electronics manufacturers including Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.

“Luminus’ PhlatLight products are the brightest LEDs in the world and are uniquely suitable as a light source for large-screen TV and digital projection systems,” says Michael Handerhan, general manager of TAI’s Electronics Materials, Chemical and Plastics Division. “There are a number of companies in Asia that are interested in Luminus’ edge-lit backlighting approach.”

*This latest agreement follows an agreement last month for Avnet Electronics Marketing to distribute PhlatLight LED products to general illumination customers throughout North and South America.

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