San Diego, Calif. ROHM Co., Ltd. has introduced an ultra-compact LED in a 0.04 x 0.02-inch footprint for devices that require ultra-compact components such as mobile phone keypads, small dot-matrix units, and compact seven-segment display devices.
The PicoLED SML-P12 series also delivers high-luminosity in a range of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and white. The InGaAlP or InGaN PicoLEDs feature the same level of brightness as conventional chip LEDs, but in a package size that is 53% smaller in area with 74% less volume than standard 0603-sized products, said ROHM. This makes them suitable for use in high-density applications with narrow spaces.
The LEDs can also be used to create compact, full-color high-density matrices with a 0.06-inch pitch that can be used in car audio displays or to produce seven-segment displays with a character height of 0.2 inches, which is said to be an industry first.
Pricing: Sample pricing for SML-P12 is $0.80 each.
Availability: Mass production is scheduled to start in April 2007. Lead time is 10-12 weeks ARO.
Product information: chip LEDs
ROHM Electronics USA, 1-858-625-3600, www.rohmelectronics.com