Business News | May 23, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor’s Acriche - Now UL Recognized, Another SSL World First

Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers announced today that its Acriche A2 and A3 series have been evaluated and found in compliance with the requirements and therefore is approved to bear the UL Component Recognition Mark.

This, after the CE and TUV, confirmed that Acriche conforms to their stringent global standards for product component safety.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc., renowned for its stringent and unbiased product safety testing, has received worldwide recognition as an important safety standard to meet for many industries. Acriche's successful completion of the certification process, combined with a thorough follow up process to insure continuous compliance with the applicable requirements for eligibility to bear the UL mark will play a key role in increasing and accelerating its global market adoption.

“As the technology and efficiency of LEDs improve, Luminaries manufacturers will be able to choose from a broader set of components giving them more flexibility to design products that meet the market needs. Acriche is a great example of innovation in the LED lighting space and we at UL are honored to be able to assist with certification programs that insure that these products meet or exceed the appropriate industry-defined safety requirements”. Said Eli Puszkar, general manager, UL’s Lighting SBU.

The UL recognition validates that Acriche A2 and A3 meet applicable UL requirements. “Many customers have asked for the reassurance of UL for our Acriche products”, said Jing Mo, Director of Technical Operations of Seoul Semiconductor. “By participating in UL’s Component Recognition Program, our customers will be able to design their products using Acriche products with even more confidence that their products will be safe”.

Benefits of Acriche being a UL Recognized Component:
• Accelerated Time-To-Market: UL Component Recognition helps to streamline UL listings of our customers’ final products.
• Global acceptance: UL Recognized Components are often readily accepted by international certification bodies located in North America and Europe.
• Customer Assurance: Through UL’s ongoing monitoring of Seoul Semiconductor’s production process, customers have more confidence that the component will continue to comply with UL’s certification requirements

About Seoul Semiconductor:

Seoul Semiconductor, the world’s leading LED manufacturer, has been named to Forbes and Business Week’s lists as one of the most promising Asian companies. Its product, Acriche, was named as "Product of the Year", in 2006 and 2008, 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, notebook computers, automotive lighting, home appliances, signals, etc. Seoul Semiconductor reported US$290 million in sales in 2007. It has 1,443 patents and 264 licenses as of December 2007. Seoul Semiconductor has 25 branches including 3 overseas corporate offices. Its products are also represented worldwide by more than 90 distributors.

About Underwriters Laboratories:

Underwriters Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been writing Standards for Safety, testing products and involved in conformity assessment for well over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 71,000 manufacturers’ products in the global marketplace each year. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 62 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers with business operations on six continents. For more information please visit

Seoul Semiconductor’s Acriche is the world first semiconductor light source running directly from 110V or 220V AC power at home or office without an AC-DC converter or a ballast. It features higher efficiency (60 lumens per watt), lower electricity consumption, longer lifespan and being more environment-friendly than general lighting bulbs. Unlike conventional LEDs, this does not require an AC-DC converter, which enables customers to reduce space for installation, maintenance cost and waste.

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