Light Emitting Diode targets white light applications.
May 10, 2004 -
Surface-mount, XThin(TM) XT-21(TM) offers brightness levels of 21 mW minimum, and is also available in 460 nm blue version. Unit is suited for LCD backlighting of mobile appliances and digital camera flashes.
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Cree Launches New Brighter XTHIN(TM) LED Product
Durham, NC, May 6, 2004 - Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) today introduced the newest product addition to the XThin(TM) product family, the XT-21(TM). The XT-21(TM) offers an increased radiant flux with brightness levels of 21mW minimum, and is now commercially available in the 460nm blue version. In addition to the XT-21, the company offers the XT-16(TM) and XT-18(TM), which were released in mid-January of 2004. Target markets for the XT-21 are white light applications, including LCD backlighting for mobile appliances and digital camera flashes.
Mike Dunn, Vice President, Optoelectronics, stated, "Cree continues to drive its R&D efforts to new LED brightness levels for the XThin family of products. We believe the XT-21 will enable our customers to deliver world-class surface mount white LEDs for the next generation of mobile appliances incorporating color LCD displays. White LEDs are the primary choice for illuminating color LCD displays in mobile phones and digital cameras."
Cree is an advanced semiconductor company that leverages its expertise in silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon (Si) materials technology to produce new and enabling semiconductors. The products include blue, green and near ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs), near UV lasers, radio frequency (RF) and microwave devices, and power switching devices. Potential applications for these products include solid-state illumination, optical storage, wireless infrastructure and power switching. For additional product specifications, please refer to the data sheets on Cree's website at www.cree.com under "LED Products."