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9 February 2016

Nikkiso to begin shipping record-power 50mW UVC deep UV LEDs

Nikkiso America Inc of San Diego, CA, USA (the US arm of Tokyo-based Nikkiso Co Ltd, which is developing and commercializing deep ultraviolet LEDs) has announced general availability of 50mW deep UV LEDs. The VPS173 series UV LED product range delivers about 1.7 times the power output of the previous generation, with demonstrated operating lifetimes in excess of 10,000 hours at 350mA drive current.

Initial 50mW deep UV LED availability will include 285nm components in a surface-mount device (SMD) configuration, with pending releases of products emitting at wavelengths from 265nm to 300nm.

"UV LED technology is advancing rapidly, with extraordinary progress reported annually in optical output power, efficiency and cost," says Nikkiso America's president & CEO Dennis Martin. "Whether the application involves curing, medical, germicidal or analytical instrumentation, deep UV LED technology offers compelling advantages over lamp-based solutions and further enables new applications," he adds. 

Nikkiso's proprietary aluminium gallium nitride (AlGaN) semiconductor technology was developed by 2014 Nobel Prize winning professors Akasaki and Amano and enables what is claimed to be the world's highest performance and efficiency in the UV-B and UV-C portions of the spectrum. Production facilities are located in Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture and include epitaxy, wafer fab and packaging.

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Visit: www.NikkisoUVLED.com

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