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Seoul Viosys Introduces New 'UV WICOP' in the UV LED Market


, a leading global provider of UV LED Solution, announced that
its product named UV WICOP which combines Seoul Semiconductor's WICOP
LEDs with compact and high efficiency technology have been launched.

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Seoul Viosys's UV WICOP which combines Seoul Semiconductor's WICOP LEDs technology (Graphic: Busines ...

Seoul Viosys's UV WICOP which combines Seoul Semiconductor's WICOP LEDs technology (Graphic: Business Wire)

The patented WICOP of Seoul Semiconductor is the world's first product
that does not require the packaging process. It has been designed using
a single chip and phosphor only without any components such as lead
frame and gold wire. Seoul Viosys has applied the technology to its UV
LEDs and has been granted the patent for the combined technology.

Conventional UV LEDs have high manufacturing costs due to the additional
components and its performance is also degraded by the overload of heat
emitted from each component. However, UV WICOP has achieved low cost by
delivering only a single chip without additional components and it is
effective for heat dissipation. The design can be changed easily
depending on the applications or customer needs.

Seoul Viosys has tested its performance by applying UV WICOP technology
to various applications for water and air purification, surface
disinfection. As a result, the new UV WICOP has improved performance by
more than 600% with a lighting duration time of 45,000h compared to
conventional high-powered LED packages that have its 2,000h to 7,000h.
The price of the product has been 80% lower than those of the
competitors that offer equivalent performance.

"Conventional UV LEDs have difficulty in expanding applications with low
light power, short duration time and high price. The new UV WICOP of
Seoul Viosys is expected to be a leading product that meets the needs of
customers and contributes to market expansion for UV LED," said Jong Man
Kim, UV development executive vice president of Seoul Viosys.

"Seoul Viosys had the patent for vertical high-powered package (Patent
no. USP 8,242,484) based on UV WICOP technology," added Kim. "We will
initiate the mass production for new UV WICOP with cost competitiveness
in the near future."

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