New Automotive Grade Power LEDs Feature a Thermal Resistance Down to 400 K/W

Press Release Summary:

Vishay’s VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx Series Surface-Mount Automotive Grade Power LEDs are available in super red, red, amber, soft orange, and yellow. The units come in 2.3 mm x 1.3 mm x 1.4 mm size and are suitable for automotive interior and exterior lighting, traffic signals and signs, indicators and backlighting. The LEDs feature lead-frame embedded in a white thermoplast. The units offer ± 60° angle of half-intensity, forward voltage down to 1.8 V and luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of less than ≤ 1.6.

Original Press Release:

Vishay Intertechnology Automotive Grade Power LEDs Utilize Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size for High Brightness and Drive Current

Offered in PLCC-2 and Ultra Compact MiniLED Packages, AEC-Q101 Qualified Devices Feature Luminous Intensity to 1400 mcd

MALVERN, Pa. — July 25, 2018 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced two new series of surface-mount Automotive Grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and ultra compact MiniLED packages. Utilizing the latest advanced AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series deliver high brightness and maximum drive current up to 50 mA for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications.

The AEC-Q101 qualified LEDs released today combine low thermal resistance down to 400 K/W with power dissipation of 130 mW, which in turn enables their high drive current. The small 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 mm size of the VLMx235xx's MiniLED package and VLMx335xx's high luminous intensity to 1400 mcd make them ideal for automotive interior and exterior lighting; traffic signals and signs; and indicators and backlighting for audio and video equipment, LCD switches, and symbols for general use.

Offered in super red, red, amber, soft orange, and yellow, the LEDs feature a lead-frame embedded in a white thermoplast, with an inside reflector filled with a clear epoxy. The devices offer a ± 60° angle of half-intensity, forward voltage down to 1.8 V, and a luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of ≤ 1.6, and they are categorized, per packing unit, for luminous intensity and color.

RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the LEDs are available in 8 mm tape, offer an ESD-withstand voltage up to 2 kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B, and are compatible with preconditioning according to JEDEC Level 2a.

Device Specification Table:

Series                             Color                                  Luminous intensity (mcd)                                         Wavelength (nm)

                                                                    Min.                     Typ.                 Max.                         Min.                 Typ.                  Max.

VLMS235S2U1          Super red                 224                       370                 560                            626                  630                   639

VLMR235T2V1             Red                       355                       520                 900                            619                  625                   631

VLMK235T2V1           Amber                     355                       550                 900                             611                 616                    622

VLMO235U1V2       Soft orange                450                       650                1120                            600                 605                    611

VLMO235U2V2      Soft orange                 560                       700               1120                             602                 605                    609

VLMY235T2V1          Yellow                     355                        520                900                              583                 589                    594

VLMS335T1U2        Super red                 280                        390                710                              626                 630                     639

VLMR335U1V2           Red                       450                       560                1120                             619                 625                      631

VLMK335U1V2         Amber                     450                        630                1120                             611                 616                     622

VLMO335U2AA    Soft orange                 560                        700                1400                            600                  605                     611

VLMY335U1V2        Yellow                     450                         600                1120                            583                  589                    594

Samples and production quantities of the VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series will be available in Q4 2018, with lead times of six weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.047 per piece.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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Bob Decker 
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