Harness the power of package-less bare chips from Ushio Epitex
Discover the full potential of Ushio Epitex SWIR LEDs. With standard and high-power options available, you can choose from a number of customization options. Our engineers can combine the right wavelength, package type, viewing angle, and output power for any application. Can’t seem to find the right SWIR LED combination for you? The Ushio team is ready to use its in-house expertise to design your very own, bespoke SWIR light source!
Welcome to SWIR-LED.com, Ushio’s one-stop-shop for short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) LED solutions in the 1050 – 1750 nm range.
Following a long history stretching back over 100 years, we have spent the past few decades bringing together the brightest and best electrical engineers in the world. We pride ourselves in offering first-rate expertise and unparalleled product choice.
Our portfolio brings together hundreds of certified LED construction combinations and the possibility to request your own modifications. Ushio Epitex now has the largest collection of high-quality LEDs and photo-detectors in the world.
Ushio’s entire LED production process is carried out in-house, so we can assure you that the end product will match your specifications exactly. Whether you need a single standard-power chip, or multiple high-power, light-emitting and sensory packages, our customers know that we deliver the optimal result for every inquiry.
Key Milestones for Ushio Epitex SWIR LEDs
As a top manufacturer of SWIR LEDs, Ushio offers you the opportunity to customize every chip and packaging technology involved in the process. We have in-house experts in chip design and epitaxial growth, device processing and optical design, thermal management, electrical & mechanical engineering. Ushio has assembled the best engineers in the industry under one roof. With every stage of the production process taking place at the Ushio Epitex factory, in Kyoto, Japan, we have hit many milestones together. Have a look below at some of our recent achievements, or visit our history page for an in-depth analysis of our SWIR LED history!
Epitex Inc. founded
Development of silicon carbide (SiC) blue LEDs
First shipment of high-power infrared (IR) LEDs
First shipment of 1300 nm indium phosphide (InP) SWIR LEDs
Ushio acquired Epitex Inc.
Ushio acquired Oclaro’s industrial LED and established Ushio Opto Semiconductor Inc. (UOS)
First shipment of high-power SWIR LEDs (S Series)
Ushio Opto Semiconductor Inc. merges fully with Ushio’s primary business, Ushio Inc., to become a fully-integrated lighting solution provider; Ushio Inc. breaks SWIR LED output power world record with the Ushio Epitex D Series
Biometrics / Iris Recognition
From passports to secure entry systems, SWIR LEDs improve verification systems
Hidden behind the screen, SWIR sensors enable smartphone gesture detection
Organize and categorize with automatic SWIR inspection & process control
Low-light conditions are no obstacle for SWIR illumination systems
We manufacture high-quality light sources to enable our customers to achieve the best possible results in a multitude of applications. By identifying the absorption and transmission wavelengths of your chosen materials, Ushio Epitex SWIR LEDs and photo-detectors take those results from beyond the restrictions of the visible world. As a result of our own research and customer collaborations, our list of tried-and-tested applications continues to grow exponentially.
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Ushio officially increases SWIR LED maximum current after extensive reliability testing
The new maximum current values define a DC ampage increase of 50% to 1.5 A, while pulsed current doubles from 2 A to 4 A.
Ushio launches small, high-efficiency SWIR LED chips into large-scale mass production
The Ushio Group (Head Office: Tokyo; President and CEO: Koji Naito; subsequently referred to as “Ushio”) is expanding its chip-only product line to cater for other packaged LED manufacturers and those who seek more flexibility in their product design.
Leave it to SWIR: Epitex LEDs excel in sensing & inspection
Traditional halogen light sources are extremely effective, but LEDs hold some unique advantages over them.
Ushio capitalizes on booming Epitex LED business with SWIR-LED.com launch
The Ushio Group has launched a new international website for the sale of Epitex short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs.
LED Solar Simulation: Accurately replicating the power of the sun with Ushio Epitex
After tasting success with halogen and xenon light sources, it was the turn of Epitex LEDs as Ushio moved into the next generation.
Beauty is in the diode of the beholder: LEDs for optical food sorting applications
Ushio Epitex manufactures high-power, record-breaking SMBB & EDC LEDs for optical food sorting and other machine vision applications.
Blood, sweat, and tears: the innovation behind Ushio’s multi-wavelength LED packages
Ushio Epitex produces multi-chip LEDs for many applications, including specimen tests and other vital medical device applications.
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