First SMD UVTOP® LEDs Roll off Sensor Electronic Technology's New High Volume Production Line, New Pricing Structure Announced


New volume pricing offered, making UVTOP LEDs commercially viable in consumer type applications.



Columbia, SC – Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (www.s-et.com) today announced that it has completed product qualification and shipped the first SMD packaged UVTOP® devices from its new high volume manufacturing line. This milestone is the result of the first phase of growth of Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) that began in October 2011 with a $20M investment into a new dedicated volume production facility and an expansion of its Advanced Technology Center. These first LEDs delivered from the new line were UVC LEDs operating at 275nm for disinfection applications and give customers access to germicidal UVC LEDs intended for consumer markets.



Mainstream disinfection markets are very cost sensitive, but SETi has set a new pricing structure for standard SMD UV LEDs manufactured through the new line to compete with traditional light sources. “The new volume production facility has allowed SETi to focus a part of its business solely on manufacturing, which has reduced costs through operational methods and yield improvements” said Remis Gaska, President and CEO of SETi, “we are passing these savings directly to the customer to enable new market opportunities.”  SETi stated that UVC LEDs are now available as standard SMD products at prices similar to conventional white LEDs, enabling new product opportunities to take advantage of UV LEDs and enter new consumer markets.



“This marks and important milestone for SETi and for deep UV LEDs” commented Dr Gaska, “we have been working with manufacturers of consumer products for the past few years and soon we will see UV LEDs in our homes disinfecting water, air and surfaces and keeping our food fresher for longer.”



Additional wavelengths are being qualified through SETi’s high volume manufacturing line and 310nm LEDs are expected to be available by Q4 2013.



SETi continues to lead the world in deep UV LEDs with ISO9001 and AS9100 certified design and manufacturing and the widest product portfolio, ranging from 240nm to 360nm.  For more information, please visit www.s-et.com or contact us at info@s-et.com

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