SureFire chooses Seoul Semiconductor’s LEDs for flashlights

Date Announced: 27 Sep 2007

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SEOUL, KOREA - Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), one of the ten largest LED manufacturers in the world, announced today that it will supply SureFire, Fountain Valley, California, a designer and manufacturer of compact, high-performance illumination tools in the USA with its LED products. SureFire began incorporating Seoul Semiconductor’s LED technology into its SureFire 2.5 W this month.

In addition to its convenient compact size and light weight, SureFire’s 2.5W flashlight, to which Seoul Semiconductor’s Z-power LED P4 series will be applied, features high output, high durability and an extended runtime. Perfect for everything from backpacking to military use, the flashlight also includes functions such as a precision reflector, momentary-on, constant-on, and a switch lockout preventing accidental activation.

Surefire is the world best manufacturer of the high-quality noble flashlight, which provides a wide range of flashlights, from weapon-mounted tactical lights to the leisure flashlights. It is the biggest supplier of flashlights to the law enforcement and military fields in the USA and widely used by the special operations forces, police officers, and fire officers in the world. Their lights are often seen in American TV shows and movies, such as the television show CSI. Also, they are conducting a significant role for war on terror. It was awarded by national geographic as 'Best of Adventure 2006' and by photon forum as “Best Flashlight 2005”.

“By supplying LEDs to SureFire, one of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers of flashlights and compact illumination tools, we are reinforcing our position as a world class LED manufacturer. Seoul’s P4 series LEDs are recognised as one of the leading advanced light sources, which have the ability to replace conventional light sources and open the doors to a new era of LED lighting,” said Yang-hee Han, Vice President and General Managing Director for Sales and Marketing, Seoul Semiconductor.

The Z-power LED P4 series also boasts the industry’s highest brightness of 240 lumens at 1 Ampere. It also features the industry’s highest luminous efficacy (100 lm/W @ 350 mA at the maximum) with only a single die, making it a brighter and more cost-effective light source when compared to conventional 70 lm/W fluorescent and 15 lm/W incandescent lighting options.

“Seoul’s Z-power LED P4 series guarantees the industry’s highest level of brightness and reliability and fits all optic designs. As such, it can be directly applied to all of our existing SureFire flashlights without having to design and incorporate new lenses. We decided to partner with Seoul Semiconductor for their innovative LED technology solutions that meet the expectations of our customers, who continue to require a higher quality of compact lighting solutions,” said Paul Kim, Vice President Engineering at SureFire.

About Seoul Semiconductor
Seoul Semiconductor is the largest LED lighting solutions manufacturer in Korea, and one of the eight largest in the world. Seoul Semiconductor has been named to Forbes' and BusinessWeek's lists as one of the most promising Asian companies. Its product, Acriche was recently named as "Product of the Year 2006" by Elektronik, one of the most prestigious electronics magazines in Europe. Seoul semiconductor's primary business areas are LED packaging and custom module manufacturing. It provides a full range of LED products including, AC-driven semiconductor light source, Acriche, High-brightness Power, Side View, Top, Chip, Lamp, and High Flux LEDs, and custom type modules. Applications for the company's LED products include general lighting, signage, back lighting for mobile phones, TVs, and notebook computers, automotive lighting, home appliances, signals, etc. Seoul Semiconductor has 1,248 patents and 85 licenses. The company reported US$200 million in sales in 2006 and has more than 1,000 employees, of which more than 145 are dedicated to research and development. It runs 3 overseas corporate offices and 11 branches, and approximately 90 distributors in the world.

Contact
Rita Kim Assistant Marketing Manager Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd Tel : +82-31-364-3788

E-mail:bleach79@seoulsemicon.com

Web Site:www.acriche.com

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