RGB LED is for backlighting thin displays.

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Measuring 0.6 mm high, RGB MicroSIDELED® is suited for use inside in-coupling light guides used to backlight thin displays such as mobile phones and laptop LCDs. With 3 individual color chips, it delivers more than 100% of NTSC on screen. LED features high efficiency green delivering 1,000 mcd at 20 mA with power efficiency of 50 lumens/W. With package size of 5.0 x 1.4 x 0.6 mm, unit offers thermal resistance as each chip has its own thermal contact lead.



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Osram Opto Semiconductors Introduces Industry's Brightest and Thinnest New RGB MicroSIDELED® for Extremely Thin Displays



Santa Clara, CA (May 20, 2008) - The new RGB MicroSIDELED® from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors features an ultra-slim design and delivers high brightness for in-coupling into light guides designed for backlighting in space-sensitive applications.

"The new RGB MicroSIDELED® is only 0.6 mm high and offers outstanding brightness with an extremely thin form factor for use in side in-coupling light guides used to backlight very thin displays such as mobile phones and laptop LCDs," stated Ellen Sizemore, director, LED/IR marketing, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc. "The streamlined SMT packaging makes it easier to specify high brightness LEDs into very compact display configurations."

Featuring three individual color chips, OSRAM's new RGB MicroSIDELED® offers the highest color gamut in the industry, delivering more than 100% of NTSC on screen, depending on the used LCD. It is ideally suited for applications where extremely vivid colors are preferred such as mobile phones, laptops, navigation systems and microdisplays. It also features an industry-leading high efficiency green delivering 1,000 mcd at 20mA with a power efficiency of 50 lumens per watt.

The new RGB MicroSIDELED® offers excellent thermal resistance as each chip has its own thermal contact lead. Additionally, the LEDs can be driven in series, allowing for greater freedom in electrical design. With a compact package size of only 5.0 x 1.4 x 0.6mm, the mercury-free and RoHS-compliant RGB MicroSIDELED® is the ideal solution for any display where space constraints are a concern.

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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