OPTEK Receives Industry Leadership, Best Technology Awards from LED Journal

CARROLLTON, TX (January 29, 2008) -- TT electronics OPTEK Technology, a leading global manufacturer of LED components and arrays, has received two Innova Awards from LED Journal. OPTEK received first place in the categories of Best Technology and Industry Leadership for its 1-watt LED package and visible LED lab, respectively.

"OPTEK strives to contribute to the enhancement of technology in the LED lighting industry, and we developed our visible LED laboratory and the 1-watt LED package in an effort to do just that," said Alan Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for OPTEK Technology. "We are pleased to accept these awards from LED Journal and will continue to work towards the advancement of LED technology for all of our customers."

OPTEK's visible LED lab houses the equipment necessary to provide the complete solution, from design evaluation through end product.

The in-house capabilities allow OPTEK to take into consideration all elements of a lighting solution, including LED characterization along with thermal, optical, mechanical and electrical specifications.

Capable of verifying each portion of the design using equipment in the visible LED lab, OPTEK provides full reports and analysis throughout all phases of the design process.

The OVTL01LGAxS 1-watt surface mount LED package features high luminance, a full 140° viewing angle, water clear lenses, and is available in blue, green, red, cool white (7,000K) and daylight white (5,500K). The device is constructed with extended leads for increased stability on the printed circuit board.

In addition to LED components and assemblies, OPTEK designs and manufactures standard and custom solutions for optoelectronic components, fiber optic devices and magnetic sensors for a variety of markets including medical, military, industrial, commercial and automotive.

For more information about OPTEK's LED components and arrays or other product offering, contact TT electronics' OPTEK Technology at 1645 Wallace Dr., Carrollton, TX, 75006; call 972-323-2200, e-mail at visibleLED@optekinc.com or visit: www.optekinc.com.
In Europe, contact JP Delaporte at info@optek-europe.com.
In Asia, contact T.H. Swee at thswee@optekasia.com or call +852-9190-4641.

OPTEK Technology is a leading manufacturer of standard and application-specific sensors using infrared, visible, magnetic and fiber optic technologies focused on applications in office machines, industrial equipment, encoders, automotive electronics, military and high-reliabilityapplications, and medical diagnostic equipment. Headquartered in Carrollton, TX, the company is ISO/TS16949:2002 and BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certified, as well as ITAR registered. OPTEK Technology was acquired by TT electronics in December 2003.

TT electronics plc is a global electronics company manufacturing a broad range of advanced electronic components, assemblies and sensor modules for the automotive, industrial, telecommunication, computer and aerospace markets.

Keywords: TT electronics, OPTEK, LED Journal, Innova Award
URL: http://optekinc.com/products/vled.asp

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