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Cree LED chips mix high brightness, low power consumption

Posted: 24 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cree? led chip? led? megabright 290 gen 2? razerthin 230?

Cree Inc. released two new LED chipsthe MegaBright 290 Gen 2 and the RazerThin 230. The MegaBright 290 Gen 2, a high brightness chip, is 30 percent brighter and uses 8 percent less power than the chip it replaces. This new product is targeted at digital cameras, camera phone flash and LCD backlighting applications, where brightness and power efficiency are critical considerations.

Meanwhile, the RazerThin 230 uses approximately 8 percent less energy than previous generation devices and is suitable for keypad backlighting applications, where the most important design considerations are extended battery life and low cost, said the company.

"Higher brightness and lower power consumption are the driving requirements of the LED chip industry and the MegaBright 290 Gen 2 chip demonstrates a convergence of both features," commented Scott Schwab, Cree's VP and GM of optoelectronics. "Additionally, LEDs that use less power can dramatically increase battery life, or in the case of mobile phones, enable new features, both of which make the RazerThin 230 chip especially attractive."

Production volumes of the two LED chips are currently shipping. Additional information on these new products can be found online.

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