Date Announced: 09 Jan 2009 -- GM5BW94320A offers low power consumptionSharp has announced the expansion of its family of white Light Emitting Diodes (LED) with the new GM5BW94320A which can provide high brightness levels of 3,600 mcd at IF = 25 mA.Typical performance at 25°C for GM5BW94320A and other members of Sharp’s High Brightness White LED family is shown in the Table.This new device is ideally suited for many consumer and commercial applications that traditionally have used conventional incadescent bulbs or other technologies.With package dimensions of just 3.5 mm × 2.8 mm × 1.4 mm, it is also targeted for space-limited applications requiring high brightness levels; such as backlighting (LCDs and Display Illuminationas two examples).Designed for use with automated Lead (Pb)-Free* production lines, the new surface mount device is compatible with reflow soldering processes at temperatures up to 260°C.Availability:Sharp’s GM5BW94320A is now in mass production. Specifications are available from your Sharp Distributor or online at www.sharpsma.com.About Sharp Microelectronics of the AmericasSharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) drives innovative LCD, optoelectronics, memory, imager, and RF components to market. The world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and business technologies look to SMA for the products, expertise, and worldwide support they need to make their visions a reality. SMA, in Camas, Washington, is the microelectronics sales and marketing division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. For more information, visit us at www.SHARPsma.com.