SMD LED Series features 45-112 mcd luminous intensity.

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VLMB41XX series of sapphire-based SMD blue LEDs offers 2 kV ESD-withstand voltage and 60° angle of half-intensity. EIA- and ICE-standard PLCC-2 package is lead-free and RoH-compliant, and also features CECC compatibility with infrared, vapor phase, and wave solder processes. Reflector inside package is filled with clear epoxy. Series is suited for backlighting in automotive dashboards, telecommunications systems, audio, video, and office equipment.

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Vishay's New SMD Blue LEDs Feature High Luminous Intensity of 45 mcd to 112 mcd and 2 kV ESD-Withstand Voltage

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA June 13, 2007 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new series of sapphire-based, high-intensity blue SMD LEDs that offer highly efficient InGaN technology at a lower cost than standard InGaN blue LEDs.

The six new SMD LEDs in the VLMB41XX series provide cost-effective illumination for applications including backlighting in automotive dashboards and switches; indicators and backlighting in telecommunications systems, audio and video equipment, and office equipment; and flat backlighting for LCDs, switches, and symbols in general use.

The devices offer a 60° angle of half-intensity, a high luminous intensity ranging from 45 mcd to 112 mcd, and an ESD-withstand voltage up to 2 kV, in accordance with JESD22-A114-B. The package for the new series is the EIA- and ICE-standard PLCC-2, which consists of a lead frame embedded in a white thermoplast. The reflector inside this package is filled with clear epoxy.

Preconditioned according to JEDEC Level 2a standards, the PLCC-2 package is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant. CECC compatibility with infrared, vapor phase, and wave solder processes simplifies handling. For automatic component insertion, the PLCC-2 package is available in an antistatic 8-mm blister tape, in accordance with DIN IEC 40 (CO) 564.

Samples and production quantities of the VLMB41XX high-intensity SMD LEDs are available now, with lead times of five weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery is $0.12/piece.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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