Uniroyal Technology Corporation Announces Shipments Of High Brightness Blue 2 Milliwatt LEDS

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Uniroyal Technology Corporation

    SARASOTA, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Uniroyal Technology Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   UTCI) today announced that its Uniroyal Optoelectronics (UOE)
 division has begun distribution of two high brightness blue light emitting
 diode (LED) products.
     UOE's 450nm and 470nm high brightness blue LED die products have a minimum
 power output of 2 milliwatts in die form which, when conventionally packaged,
 is expected to result in packaged lamp power levels between 4 and 5
 milliwatts.  Both LED products combine indium gallium nitride (InGaN)
 materials on sapphire substrates producing higher efficiencies.  The 450nm
 product is widely used by packagers and lighting designers for "white" light
 by incorporating a phosphor coating in the packaging design.  Applications for
 this product include flashlights, nightlights, and other unique designs.  The
 470nm product is used in applications such as outdoor video displays,
 biomedical applications and instrumentation.
     "Uniroyal Optoelectronics is producing increasingly higher quality
 products from its Tampa facility, and we are excited by the progress of our
 Optoelectronics team.  In less than two years since the completion of the
 clean rooms in our facility, we have developed LED products with brightness
 levels reaching or exceeding the products currently on the market," said
 Robert L. Soran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Uniroyal Technology
 Corporation.
     The demand for high brightness LEDs, according to industry sources, grew
 54% in 2000 and is expected to continue to grow substantially for the next
 several years.  "We understand the demand for high brightness blue and green
 LED products and have taken steps to ensure Uniroyal's participation in this
 rapidly growing market," stated Mr. Soran. "We recently doubled the capacity
 for high brightness blue and green LED products at our Tampa facility and have
 developed a world-class research team.  We are also nearing completion of the
 build out of additional capacity for high brightness LED products."
     Uniroyal Technology's Compound Semiconductors & Optoelectronics business
 segment includes Uniroyal Optoelectronics, Sterling Semiconductor, Inc., and
 NorLux Corp.  Uniroyal Optoelectronics manufactures high brightness light
 emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), a rapidly growing market with applications such as
 traffic signals, indoor/outdoor signage and automotive applications.  Sterling
 Semiconductor is a leading producer of silicon carbide (SiC) substrates,
 epitaxial thin films on SiC substrates and is developing SiC devices for
 wireless communications, industrial process control, and power amplification.
 NorLux Corp. specializes in the design and manufacture of custom lighting
 solutions utilizing light emitting diodes (LEDs).  Well-known brand names in
 Uniroyal's Coated Fabrics and Specialty Adhesives segments include
 NAUGAHYDE(R) and NAUGASOFT(TM) in coated fabrics and, SILAPRENE(R), HYDRA
 FAST-EN(R) and GUNTHER ULTRA/BOND(R) in adhesives.
     The Company's common stock and warrants trade on the Nasdaq/NMS under the
 symbols UTCI and UTCIW, respectively.
 
     Statements made herein that are forward-looking in nature within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.
 Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those related to
 business conditions and the financial strength of the various markets served
 by the Company, the level of spending for such products and the ability of the
 Company to successfully manufacture and market its products.
 
     For the latest news about Uniroyal Technology Corporation, call
 800-836-4014.
 
 

SOURCE Uniroyal Technology Corporation
    SARASOTA, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Uniroyal Technology Corporation
 (Nasdaq:   UTCI) today announced that its Uniroyal Optoelectronics (UOE)
 division has begun distribution of two high brightness blue light emitting
 diode (LED) products.
     UOE's 450nm and 470nm high brightness blue LED die products have a minimum
 power output of 2 milliwatts in die form which, when conventionally packaged,
 is expected to result in packaged lamp power levels between 4 and 5
 milliwatts.  Both LED products combine indium gallium nitride (InGaN)
 materials on sapphire substrates producing higher efficiencies.  The 450nm
 product is widely used by packagers and lighting designers for "white" light
 by incorporating a phosphor coating in the packaging design.  Applications for
 this product include flashlights, nightlights, and other unique designs.  The
 470nm product is used in applications such as outdoor video displays,
 biomedical applications and instrumentation.
     "Uniroyal Optoelectronics is producing increasingly higher quality
 products from its Tampa facility, and we are excited by the progress of our
 Optoelectronics team.  In less than two years since the completion of the
 clean rooms in our facility, we have developed LED products with brightness
 levels reaching or exceeding the products currently on the market," said
 Robert L. Soran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Uniroyal Technology
 Corporation.
     The demand for high brightness LEDs, according to industry sources, grew
 54% in 2000 and is expected to continue to grow substantially for the next
 several years.  "We understand the demand for high brightness blue and green
 LED products and have taken steps to ensure Uniroyal's participation in this
 rapidly growing market," stated Mr. Soran. "We recently doubled the capacity
 for high brightness blue and green LED products at our Tampa facility and have
 developed a world-class research team.  We are also nearing completion of the
 build out of additional capacity for high brightness LED products."
     Uniroyal Technology's Compound Semiconductors & Optoelectronics business
 segment includes Uniroyal Optoelectronics, Sterling Semiconductor, Inc., and
 NorLux Corp.  Uniroyal Optoelectronics manufactures high brightness light
 emitting diodes (HB-LEDs), a rapidly growing market with applications such as
 traffic signals, indoor/outdoor signage and automotive applications.  Sterling
 Semiconductor is a leading producer of silicon carbide (SiC) substrates,
 epitaxial thin films on SiC substrates and is developing SiC devices for
 wireless communications, industrial process control, and power amplification.
 NorLux Corp. specializes in the design and manufacture of custom lighting
 solutions utilizing light emitting diodes (LEDs).  Well-known brand names in
 Uniroyal's Coated Fabrics and Specialty Adhesives segments include
 NAUGAHYDE(R) and NAUGASOFT(TM) in coated fabrics and, SILAPRENE(R), HYDRA
 FAST-EN(R) and GUNTHER ULTRA/BOND(R) in adhesives.
     The Company's common stock and warrants trade on the Nasdaq/NMS under the
 symbols UTCI and UTCIW, respectively.
 
     Statements made herein that are forward-looking in nature within the
 meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 are subject to
 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.
 Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those related to
 business conditions and the financial strength of the various markets served
 by the Company, the level of spending for such products and the ability of the
 Company to successfully manufacture and market its products.
 
     For the latest news about Uniroyal Technology Corporation, call
 800-836-4014.
 
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