Products, Materials + Tools | Jun 07, 2013

TSMC Releases TH3 and TMx Series to be Shown in 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

TSMC Solid State Lighting (TSMC SSL) announced to release TH3 and TMx series products and will showcase their applications in 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition. Based on the company’s flip chip technology, superior reliability of the two products enable customers develop high-end lighting product.

TH3 is a common 3030 package with power up to 3W capability. The unique feature of no wire bonding is free from loose electrical contact during the high current operation. Also, since the chip bonded directly on lead frame, TH3 has very low thermal resistance (4.5 ℃/W) and performs efficient heat dissipation and lowest light decay as hot / cold factor (95% efficiency at 85℃), and low droop efficiency 90%. With it superior high lumen performance and excellent reliability, the TH3can be perfectly applied to wide lighting products such as general indoor lights, retrofit lamps as well as backlighting. It answers the majority customers’ needs of high lm/$ value.

TMx series products are the leading COB product using flip-chip structure developed by TSMC SSL. It owns features of low thermal resistance (0.2 ℃/W), high 90% hot/cold factor, Zhaga compliance footprint and 3-step McAdam color binning. With unbreakable aluminum COB substrate, the TMx offers benefits including easy assembly, efficient thermal conduction, scattering –free beam and quantified lumen package. These benefits enable lighting makers to maximize the creative product categories in track and spot lights, downlights, high/low bays, flood lights and PAR lamps.

“ We are now proud of showing TH3 and TMx series products to the lighting world. customers By applying TCMS SSL state-of-art technology and manufacturing capability of integrating Epi to package, we demonstrate the solutions definitely competitive to products from other world-class companies.” said Dr. Jacob Tarn, the president of TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd. “High reliability and low thermal resistance are our technology strengths. They prove our capabilities and determination for innovation in this industry ”

To offer better service to customers in China region, TSMC SSL is now preparing a business and technical supporting office located in Shenzhen, Guangdong province of China. With this new setup, TSMC SSL then would be able to meet customers’ needs of quick responses and direct technical services in vast and fast-growing LED lighting market.

TH3 and TM series products are now commercially available and ramping to volume production upon the orders through TSMC SSL direct sales team. Meanwhile, TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd. also appointed three official agents : Shenzhen Baolian Suppy Chain Service Limited, Gredmann Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd, and Powertronics Co., Ltd. to provide extensive sales services and to cover activities of regions.

TSMC SSL will exhibit at Booth A20, Hall 10.2 at 2013 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in China, June 9-12. For more information, please visit:

Based on this belief, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) set up solid state lighting business in 2009 and transferred it into a newly-established, wholly-owned subsidiary – TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd in August 2011. TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd. believes that the solid-state lighting industry promises high growth and long-term profitability. We are committed to developing solid-state lighting technology for innovative lighting solutions that create long-term economic value for corporations, communities and households.