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New High-Temp Surface Mount 7-Segment LED Displays

Product Announcement from ITW Electronic Component Solutions - Lumex

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New Technology Simplifies Production Processes, Reduces Manual Labor Requirements By Up To 80%

PALATINE, IL -Lumex announces the global launch of its QuasarBrite High-Temperature Surface-Mount (SMD) Seven-Segment numeric LED Display technology capable of providing bright, crisp display performance in market-leading temperature ranges up to 105°C. As a surface-mount technology compatible with lead-free soldering, the new technology can eliminate the need for the additional soldering step required with through-hole displays saving time and reducing manual labor requirements by up to 80%.

QuasarBrite High-Temperature SMD Seven-Segment LED Displays are compatible with standard drivers and are ideal for a wide range of applications that require performance in extreme heat conditions including:

standard and commercial appliances (including displays on fryers, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers);

medical devices (including displays on portable and non-portable patient monitoring displays such as defibrillators, heart and pulse monitors, and sphygmomanometers);

industrial control devices (including oil field and gas flow metering and drive control displays for heavy motor control technologies);

military applications (including aircraft, ground vehicles, GPS and portable communication systems);

telecom equipment applications (including displays on storage units, networks, switchboard units and routers).

Whereas standard seven-segment LED displays can operate at temperatures up to 85°C, the combination of proprietary epoxy and plastic used allows the new Lumex high-temperature technology to provide outstanding color and brightness performance at up to 105°C which is unique in the industry.

"The compatibility of the new seven segment displays with lead-free soldering allows engineers to benefit from an environmentally friendly and simplified design process." explained Jeff Oliveros, Director of Engineering at Lumex. "Many brands are looking to eliminate all lead-based soldering for exposure-related safety issues. Additionally, most of the other components designers are using such as drivers, resistors and capacitors are all surface-mounted. Traditionally a secondary, soldering process was needed to add the through-hole seven segment displays. With the new surface-mount displays, this additional soldering process is no longer needed, generating significant time and cost savings.

Standard QuasarBrite High-Temperature SMD Seven-Segment LED Displays are available in:

• 0.3 inch and 0.56 inch sizes

• single or double digit layout

• common anode or common cathode format

• red or green

Custom technologies are also available in any color and with wide varieties in size, character height, thickness and shapes. Lumex´s team of Technical Design Specialists helps customers integrate the new QuasarBrite High-Temperature SMD Seven-Segment LED Displays with switches, resistors, IC driver chips, capacitors and other technologies required to create a complete interface board solution. This complimentary integration support generates cost savings, speeds time to market and reduces opportunity for product failure due to integration issues.

The RoHs compliant QuasarBrite High-Temperature SMD Seven-Segment LED Displays cost less than a dollar per in production quantities dependent on size and quantity ordered. Lead time is 6-8 weeks for standard technologies and 8-12 weeks for custom products.

Lumex Contact Information

For additional information or engineering assistance:

In North America and Europe, contact Lumex's Sales Department, 290 E. Helen Rd., Palatine, IL 60067 USA. Phone: 1-800-278-5666. FAX: 1-847-359-8904. E-mail: lmxsales@lumex.com Web: www.lumex.com.

In Asia, contact Lumex's Asian Pacific Headquarters at 3F, No. 972, Sec. 4, Chung Hsing Rd., Chu Dung, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan, ROC. Phone: +886-3-582-1124. FAX: +886-3-582-1154. Web (in Chinese): www.lumex.com.tw

About Lumex

For over 30 years, Lumex, a member of the ITW Photonics Group, has been a global leader in the optoelectronics industry. With the broadest range of high efficiency, high performance LEDs and LCDs in the industry, Lumex provides thousands of standard products and specializes in semi-custom and custom designs. Lumex's optical range encompasses a wide spectrum including UV, visible and infrared wavelengths. Lumex's team of Technical Design Specialists are experts in collaboratively developing effective, smart solutions from the most complex design dilemmas.

Lumex has a global footprint with the worldwide headquarters outside Chicago and the Asian headquarters in Taiwan. With manufacturing capabilities in the United States, China, Taiwan and Thailand, Lumex is able to support over 23 end markets with more than 80,000 customers both directly and through our distribution channel partners. Lumex received its initial ISO 9001 registration in 1996.

About the ITW Photonics Group

The ITW Photonics Group was created to bring together and build on the technical expertise of individual companies that specialize in photonics technology and span the full spectrum of wavelengths. The group consists of:

Lumex - LED and LCD technology

Cal Sensors - IR Detector and Emitter technology

Opto Diode Corp - LED, Silicon Photodiodes and Electro-Optical Assembly technology

ITW Linx - Surge protection technology

The synergy of these industry front-runners provides an unsurpassed range of photonic capabilities within a broad spectrum of markets, including medical, military and industrial controls. The ITW Photonics Group provides integrated solutions that encompass the technology and experience from all three business units, offering design engineers higher performance with greater feature enhancements. For more information on the ITW Photonics Group, go to www.itwphotonicsgroup.com

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