LED suits light-guide backlighting applications.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for in-coupling into light guides as thin as 2 mm, Ceramos(TM) Reflector LED is used for backlighting 5-20 in. LCDs used in high ambient light conditions. ThinGaN® LED technology allows operation at optical efficiency of 70 lumens/W at 80 mA. With 50,000 hr life and up to 150°C operating temperature, unit comes in 2.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 mm SMD ceramic package. Mercury-free and RoHS-compliant CERAMOS(TM) can also be used for camera flash and strobe lighting.

Original Press Release:

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Introduces the New High Brightness Ceramos(TM) Reflector LED, the Right Solution for Light-Guide Backlighting

Santa Clara, CA (May 20, 2008) - The new CERAMOS(TM) Reflector LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provides unprecedented high brightness and power in a very small package, the ideal solution for backlighting mid-size (5"-20") LCDs. Specifically designed for light guide-based backlighting of displays in high ambient light conditions, such as those found in today's TFT displays, automotive dashboards and aircraft cockpits, the slim profile of the CERAMOS(TM) Reflector LED is well suited for in-coupling into light guides as thin as 2 mm. This feature also makes the LED ideal for edge lighting for LCD TVs and monitors.

The CERAMOS(TM) Reflector LED is powered by OSRAM's patented ThinGaN® LED technology, which enables it to operate at a high level of optical efficiency - 70 lumens per watt at 80mA. CERAMOS(TM) delivers a long life of 50,000 hours, and its SMD ceramic package enables excellent performance at high operating temperatures (up to 150°C), and is compatible with standard surface mount processes.

The slim, compact package dimensions (2.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 mm) facilitate integration into small display designs, and the oval out-coupling window allows for use in thinner light guides. Mercury-free and RoHS-compliant, the new CERAMOS(TM) Reflector LED is the perfect solution for light guide backlighting.

"As more display manufacturers look for an eco-friendly alternative to CCFL backlighting, the CERAMOS(TM) Reflector LED offers excellent efficiencies in brightness, lifetime and power savings in a compact package ideally suited for back lighting applications," said Ellen Sizemore, director, LED/IR marketing, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc.

In addition to display backlighting, the CERAMOS(TM) Reflector LED can be used for camera flash and strobe lighting; reading lamps in aircraft, cars and buses; decorative and entertainment lighting; and signage or marker lights.

For more information, please contact OSRAM Opto Semiconductors at
www.osram-os.com or call 888-446-7726.

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

OSRAM is part of the Industry sector of Siemens and one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Santa Clara (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. In the 2007 fiscal year (to the end of September) OSRAM Opto Semiconductors employed more than 4,000 people and achieved sales totaling 520 million euros. For more information go to www.osram-os.com.

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