Cree Launches C1010 LED for Video Displays

Durham, North Carolina-based Cree, Inc. introduced the C1010 LED, a three-in-one RGB Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED. The company claims that the new LED enables display makers to create video displays that are sharper and more dynamic than previously possible.

Cree's new C1010 three-in-one RGB LED for displays

Cree’s new C1010 three-in-one RGB LED for displays

 According to Cree, the C1010 features the lowest power consumption and provides the best far field pattern matching in its class. Cree claims that in addition to offering longer lifetimes, the new LED delivers 40 percent better contrast ratio than competing LEDs. Furthermore, Cree says that the LED is the only high-density display LED with zero cross-talk between pixels. No cross talk between pixels eliminates the need for louvers that add cost and weight to displays.

Under accelerated high temperature and high humidity tests, Cree says that the C1010 with Cree’s technology was found to have a projected lifetime that is more than double the lifetimes of competing LEDs. The new LED, which measures 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm, provides up to 140 mcd at 5 mA in an ultra-black package to maximize contrast under all viewing conditions.

“Cree is again leading with game-changing innovation that will enable new high-definition LED video screens,” said Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs. “The robust C1010 opens up new applications for high-density displays and continues Cree’s record of technology breakthroughs for display LEDs, including the first tilted-angle radiation pattern LEDs and the first waterproof SMD LEDs.”

“Cree’s new C1010 LED will revolutionize the high density LED display market, enabling us to deliver the maximum visual impact to our customers,” said Aaron Wu, AOTO Electronics deputy general manager. “The C1010 creates a noticeably higher quality image than any other small pitch LEDs that we have evaluated and is backed by the best reliability data in the industry.”

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