Intematix introduces packaged LEDs and arrays

May 14, 2008
Through its Taiwan-based subsidiary, Intematix is now offering a range of “chip-on-ceramic” packages and arrays.
Best known as a phosphor supplier, Intematix Corp. is moving further along the supply chain with a broad expansion of its product offerings. The company has introduced a complete line of patented “chip-on-ceramic” LEDs and LED arrays.
Intematix Cetus C6060 Available through its subsidiary, Intematix Technology Center (ITC) of Yang Mei, Taiwan, the new line of high-efficiency solid-state lighting components offers a full range of color temperatures.

The new ITC product lines, the Apus line of single-chip packages, and the Cetus line of chip-array-on-ceramic packages, are available in volume production quantities.

Acquired in June 2007, ITC initially provided marketing and integration support to customers for Intematix phosphors and other key components, including chips and silicones from strategic partners in the greater China market.

Since then, ITC has rapidly expanded its full service integration and production capabilities, and is now in volume production with a range of chip-on-ceramic and integrated light engines/modules to support the needs of solid-state lighting system providers.

“There are hundreds of luminaire manufacturers, from Tier I down, that are looking for both single-chip LEDs and arrays that can be specifically tailored to their fixtures and applications,” says Ilkan Cokgor, Intematix’ director of lighting business development

The Apus line of single-chip packages offers high efficiency in a compact point source that ranges from only 3mm to 5mm sq. It typically delivers up to 80lm/W at 1W for 5500K cool white and 70lm/W at 1W for 3300K warm white. When making use of Intematix’ new red phosphor technology, coloring rendering is typically >90, even at these high efficiency levels.

The chip-array-on-ceramic Cetus line (see photo) is available in configurations from four to hundreds of chips in series or parallel, as well as series/parallel combinations.

“The Cetus employs a unique cavity design. Each cavity is connected through LTCC ceramic substrates, allowing ITC to create any desired array configuration and still deliver an illumination profile with a pleasant, smooth and natural looking light,” said Harik Su, ITC’s VP of engineering, and inventor of the unique packaging design.