Products, Materials + Tools | Sep 06, 2016

Seoul Semiconductor Announces Mass Production of Improved WICOP LED

Seoul Semiconductor announced that they are currently mass producing new products with a luminous efficiency of 210 lm/W (350 mA) called “WICOP”. As a product that is composed of a LED chip and phosphor only, it does not require packaging for wrapping the chip, such as frames and gold wires, etc. Therefore, this is a new concept LED product which does not require equipment or parts which need to be packaged, something that used to be deemed essential for LED manufacturing.

The new WICOP product (Y22) which was only launched recently has completely broken the conventional idea that if the product is structured simply with only a chip and phosphor, it would be hard to enhance luminous efficiency. The product was completed based on Seoul Semiconductor’s independent LED chip manufacturing technology and other related technologies. In particular, it has achieved higher luminous efficiency than packaged, conventional high power LED products. It has also demonstrated excellent performance and technology as it is more luminously efficient than CSP (Chip Scale Package), which is similar in appearance, by more than 17%.

As the company that developed WICOP, or the world’s first package-less LED, Seoul Semiconductor has supplied WICOP to both IT and automobile manufacturers since 2012. In 2015, it launched two models of WICOP lighting products. Now that it has started to mass produce WICOP with a 210lm/W luminous efficiency for the first time in the world, it has positioned itself as the company leading package-less LED products, and displayed its world class LED technologies.

The importance of high powered LEDs such as WICOP has rapidly increased recently in the LED world market. Strategies Unlimited, a market survey company, showed that in 2015, the importance of super high power LED products with a high luminous efficiency such as WICOP, took up 20% of the total LED market, and by 2020, it is expected to reach more than 30%.

About Seoul Semiconductor:

Seoul Semiconductor manufactures and packages a wide selection of light emitting diodes (LEDs) for the automotive, general illumination lighting, appliance, signage and back lighting markets. The company is the world’s fifth largest LED supplier, holding more than 10,000 patents globally, while offering a wide range of LED technology and production capacity in areas such as "Wicop", Simpler Structured Package-Free LED, "Acrich",the world worldge-Free LED, "s and packages a wide selectAcrich MJT - Multi-Junction Technology" a proprietary family of high-voltage LEDs, and ,nPola”Pola- Multi-Junction TechnoGaN technology delivers 10 times brightness more than existing LEDs.

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