Feb 9, 2017: Cree, Inc. announces the C1010 LED, a breakthrough three-in-one RGB Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED that enables display manufacturers to create state-of-the-art video displays that are sharper and more dynamic than previously possible. Featuring the best far field pattern matching and the lowest power consumption in its class, the new LED delivers 40 percent better contrast ratio and a longer lifetime than competing LEDs. The C1010 is the only high density display LED with zero cross talk between pixels, eliminating the need for louvers that add cost and weight to displays.
“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.”
Leveraging Cree’s cutting-edge LED technology, the C1010 has been proven to deliver more than double the lifetime of competing LEDs under accelerated high temperature and high humidity testing conditions. The new C1010 LED delivers up to 140 mcd at 5 mA in a compact ultra-black 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm package to maximize contrast under all viewing conditions.
“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.”