MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced a new ceramic / quartz-based UVC (short wavelength ultraviolet) emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation, and purification applications. Designed to replace mercury UVC lamps, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMU60CL..-280-125 delivers an extremely long lifetime in a 6 mm by 6 mm by 1.6 mm surface-mount package.

Comparable to devices in the PLCC2 package with emission angles of ± 60°, the device released today offers an emission angle of ± 62.5° and high radiant power to 3.8 mW at 20 mA without the need for an external lens. Built on AlGaN technology, the VLMU60CL..-280-125 features forward current to 40 mA, forward voltage down to 4.4 V, and a wavelength range of 270 nm to 290 nm.

The emitter diode's specifications make it ideal for water and air purification, physical surface sterilization, medical disinfection, and portable sanitizers. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green, the VLMU60CL..-280-125 is compatible with reflow soldering processes and features a Moisture Sensitivity Level of 3 in accordance with J-STD-020.

Samples of the new UVC emitting diode are available now. Production quantities will be available in Q1 2018 with lead times of eight weeks.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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Links to product datasheets: https://www.vishay.com/ppg?84599 (VLMU60CL..-280-125)

Link to product photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/38625316225/sizes/l

For more information please contact:Vishay IntertechnologyPeter Henrici, +1 408 567-8400 peter.henrici@vishay.com  orRedpinesBob Decker, +1 415 409-0233 bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com

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