Agilent Creates World's Smallest Surface-mount LEDs for Mobile Devices

4/1/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the industry's smallest ChipLED surface-mount LEDs (light-emitting diodes) for applications such as LCD and keypad backlighting and status indicators in the next generation of smaller, thinner mobile phones and PDAs. Other applications include office and industrial automation, consumer appliances, networking and medical instruments.

Agilent's HSMx-C120 series LEDs are available in a wide variety of colors to help manufacturers make more visually appealing products, and in a range of die technologies to meet both brightness needs and cost constraints. With dimensions of only 1.6 mm (L) x 1.0 mm (W) x 0.6 mm (H), Agilent's new HSMx-C120 series surface-mount LEDs are compatible with the industry-standard 0603 footprint. Their height is 0.5 mm less than most competitive packages. The HSMx-C120 LEDs are also specified for operation from -30 C to +85 C -- a wider range than many competing products.

"The ultra-miniature size of our new side-firing ChipLEDs enables our customers to save valuable printed circuit board space and design slimmer, more stylish handsets," said Soo-Ghee Lee, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Optoelectronic Products Division. "This new product family expands our LED package and color offering to give our customers true one-stop shopping for all their LED needs."

The HSMx-C120 series offers the following die technologies and colors:

Typical luminous intensities range from 8 mcd (GaP orange) to 145 mcd (InGaN green) at 20 mA. The surface-mount ChipLED package features precision dimensions to ensure perfect pickup by automated manufacturing equipment and compatibility with IR reflow soldering.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent HSMx-C120 series right-angle ChipLEDs are priced at $0.08 to $0.40 each in 1,000-piece quantities. These devices are available now through Agilent's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners. The ChipLEDs are shipped with EIA481-compliant standard packaging: 8 mm carrier tape on 7-inch (178-mm) diameter reel and sealed in moisture barrier bags.

Further information about Agilent's LED products is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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