Winner of ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards 2012

February 4, 2013 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it is stocking the award-winning XLamp XB-D Series LEDs from Cree. The smallest lighting class LED available, the XB-D was selected as a winner of ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards 2012.

Cree XLamp XB-D LEDs utilize Cree's latest generation of silicon carbide-based LED chips to optimize performance and dramatically lower system cost in any illumination application. Built on Cree's SC³ Technology Platform, the XB-D LEDs output the same brightness as the industry-leading XLamp XP-E LEDs in the industry's smallest lighting-class packaging at 1W in a 2.45 x 2.45mm footprint. The XB-D LED is 48% smaller than the XLamp XP package and ideal for lighting applications where high lumen density and compact light sources are required. This combination of performance and size enables better color mixing and lower system cost. The innovations behind this next generation of lighting-class LEDs can enable significantly lower prices for LED lighting products by using fewer LEDs and optics, and substantially smaller circuit boards than current designs.                

Based on website traffic and reader engagement measured over several media platforms, ECN’s Reader’s Choice Tech Awards represent the best new products from each industry segment, as identified by readers throughout the electronic design community. The products selected by ECN’s Reader’s Choice Tech Awards represent some of the best the marketplace has to offer in pushing the next generation of design functionality and potential forward.

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 19 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 10 million products to locate over 3 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. features more than 3 million products online from more than 450 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices.  Mouser ships globally to over 375,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. 

About Cree
Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for power applications. Cree's product families include high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, and power-switching devices. Cree's LED solutions are driving improvements worldwide in applications such as backlighting, electronic signs and signals. Cree is also among the world's leading manufacturers of silicon carbide-based diodes for power control and management, providing increased efficiency in a variety of applications from solar inverters to industrial motor drivers to wireless technologies.

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