Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 08, 2007

NOW TOSHIBA s NEW GENERATION WHITE LEDS ARE TWICE AS BRIGHT

New LED delivers typical luminous intensity levels of 1500mcd from a drive current of only 20mA. They provide twice the brightness of Toshiba's previous generation devices and are among the brightest white LEDs in the industry.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)* today announced new compact high-efficiency white light emitting diodes (LEDs) that provide twice the brightness of Toshiba's previous generation devices and are among the brightest white LEDs in the industry 1 available in this form factor. Developed by Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba), the new TLWK1100B LED delivers luminous intensity levels of 1500 millicandelas (mcd) from a drive current of only 20mA (typical value). The robust design makes it suitable for automotive lighting designs, LCD backlighting, panel indicators, and the replacement of incandescent bulbs in certain lighting applications.


The TLWK1100B is available in a standard PLCC2 surface-mount package that measures 3.2mm x 2.9mm x 1.9mm. The LED's high brightness white light output is a result of a combination of a blue InGaN (indium gallium nitride) LED and yellow-emitting phosphor. The device offers efficient operation with maximum power dissipation of just 114mW and typical forward voltage (VF) of 3.2V. Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 100°C.

Toshiba TLWK1100B White LED Specifications:
Chromaticity coordinates: Cx : 0.3 Cy : 0.3
Luminous Intensity: 1500 mcd (typ). @ If = 20mA, 2000mcd (max.)
Viewing angle, typ.: 120 degrees
Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba TLWK1100B white LEDs are available now, with samples priced at $0.60/each.

Toshiba’s Discrete Products
Since 1986, Toshiba Corp. has ranked as the top discrete supplier on a worldwide basis, based on annual revenue from international shipments of total discrete products. (Source: “2006 Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share Report,” Gartner, April 2007). More specifically, Toshiba is a leading supplier in a number of discrete product categories, including power transistors, rectifiers and thyristors, L-MOS logic, CMOS logic, optoelectronics, small signal diodes and transistors. The company's discrete devices are designed to meet the growing demand for high-performance and lower voltages in today's wireless telecommunications and consumer electronics applications, while emphasizing its strength in the automotive and industrial markets.

About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs.  Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide.  A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's fourth largest semiconductor manufacturer (iSuppli, “World's Top Semiconductor Supplier Rankings in 2006).  For additional company and product information, please visit http://www.toshiba.com/taec/ . For technical inquiries, please e-mail Tech.Questions@taec.toshiba.com .
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