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3 August 2006


Avago introduces new line of white LEDs

Avago Technologies has introduced a new line of InGaN-based miniature LEDs for automotive, electronic sign, and a variety of home and office applications.  The ASMT-SWBM long-life, high-brightness surface mount technology (SMT) LEDs are housed in thin, top-mount, single chip packages.

The new LED provides manufacturers with two significant advantages, say Avago. It can be easily soldered using conventional surface mount techniques to minimize production costs, and the package is qualified to a Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) moisture sensitive level (MSL) rating of 2A. This means that the ASMT-SWBM can be kept in the open air (30° C, 60% relative humidity) for up to four weeks after being removed from its sealed package without the need to remove absorbed moisture.

“The use of long-life white LEDs by automotive and electronic sign manufacturers has grown significantly over the past three years because of the durability, high-brightness and ease of installation which helps to minimize manufact-uring costs and shorten time to market,” said Cheng Kai Chong, worldwide marketing manager for Avago Tech-nologies' Optoelectronic Products Division. “Avago’s new long-life white LED was designed to meet the demanding environmental requirements set by manufacturers of automotive, electronic sign, and home and office applications.”

Avago’s ASMT-SWBM has undergone a series of qualification tests, including those specified by a U.S. automotive manufacturer. This long-life white LED is a drop-in replace-ment for the industry-standard PLCC4 LED package, and features equivalent color binning options combined with equal or higher brightness ranges. The LED can be custom-ized to meet a variety of requirements, including special brightness and color binning options.

Priced at $0.38 each in 620,000 piece quantities, the ASMT-SWBM is supplied in 8 mm carrier tape on 7-inch reels. Samples and production quantities with a four-week lead-time are now available.

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