Products, Materials & Tools | Jan 20, 2011

Seoul Semiconductor Accelerates Its Penetration into the Solid State Lighting Market

New, high-brightness white Z7 LED series offers superior thermal extraction performance. - New, ultra-thin Z6 RGB LED series provides the full color spectrum from a single package.

Today, Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers, released two new high-brightness LEDs, the ‘Z6’ and ‘Z7’ to its Z-series family and unveiled a plan to release one or two new product(s) every month to meet the increasingly diverse customer needs and demands brought about as LEDs proliferate the general illumination marketplace this year.

The Z-Power LED Z7 series (4W) is a high-brightness white LED constructed on a special ceramic PCB. It offers 440 lm brightness at 5,500K color temperature . In particular, the Z series offers compact LED placement in a 9 X 7 X 3.2mm package for designing high brightness solutions in demanding indoor and outdoor lighting products.

The Z-Power LED Z6 series has individually-addressable 1W, red/green/blue and white LED die which can create full-color LED products. . If all die are operated at the same time, the white color (4W) can be created in a diverse range of color temperatures (pure, warm and neutral). In addition, the Z6 series offers more flexibility to the designer with independent circuits controlling each of the four LED chips inside the package.

The Z6 series, which is available in an ultra-small package (9 X 7 X 1mm) is specially designed to create dynamically colored lighting such as landscape lighting, stage lighting and digital signage with full-color performance. The Z6 series has superior color mixing properties compared to rival products and is scheduled to be released at a 30% less expensive price point making it a great addition to the solid state lighting (SSL) marketplace.

Brian Wilcox, the vice president of sales from Seoul Semiconductor, said, “We expect to impact new technological and economic inflection points in the LED lighting market with the new Z-Power LED Z6/Z7 series.” Samples for both the Z6 and Z7 series are available now, and mass production will begin in February.

About Seoul Semiconductors:
According to LED market reports issued by IMS Research in the U.K. and Strategies Unlimited in the U.S., SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR is the world’s fourth largest LED supplier, holding more than 5,500 patents. In particular, it owns a wide range of LED technology and production capacity in areas such as deep UV LEDs and non-polar LEDs, as well as Acriche, the worlds first commercially-produced AC LED. At present, it provides high-quality LED products through 33 overseas branches (including three local corporations) and 150 domestic agencies and distributors.


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