Sharp expands white LED family with two high-brightness devices

Nov. 7, 2007
Date Announced: 07 Nov 2007 -- GM5BW96320A and GM5BW96370A offer high brightness with low power consumptionSharp has announced the expansion of its family of white Light Emitting Diodes (LED) with two new devices (GM5BW96320A and GM5BW96370A) that can provide high brightness levels of 1400 and 2000 mcd at IF = 20 mA.These new devices are ideally suited for many consumer and commercial lighting applications that up to now have used conventional incandescent bulbs or other technologies. With package dimensions of just 3.2 mm × 2.8 mm × 1.9 mm, they are also targeted for space-limited applications requiring high brightness levels; such as backlighting (LCDs and Display Illumination as two examples).Typical performance at 25°C is shown in the table.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.Demand for white LEDs is increasing for general lighting applications. White LEDs offer long operating life, low power consumption, and compact size compared with incandescent and fluorescent lamps.Availability:Sharp’s GM5BW96320A and GM5BW96370A are now in mass production. Specifications are available from your Sharp Distributor or online at Sharp Microelectronics of the AmericasSharp Microelectronics of the Americas, in Camas, Washington, is the microelectronics sales and marketing division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative technologies that are leading the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business markets.Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers forward-thinking LCD, Optoelectronics, Memory, Imager, and RF/IR components. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers these products along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout North and South America bring their aspirations to market. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to quality, value, and design. For more information, visit* The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directivetook effect July 1, 2006.

Abdul Aslami Opto Product Marketing Manager Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, Camas, WA Phone: 360-834-8908 Cell: 360-772-9577

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