Mentor Graphics announced that Andras Poppe of Mentor Graphics and the Budapest University of Technology has been recognized by the JEDEC international standards organization for his significant contributions to the JESD51-5x series of thermal testing standards for Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs). The series of standards are the industry's first international thermal testing standards targeting thermal characterization of power LED components, which will benefit both LED manufacturers and LED integrators worldwide.
"JEDEC standards are utilized worldwide and enable innovation, grow markets and lead to more efficient R&D," said John Kelly, president of JEDEC. "JEDEC congratulates Andras Poppe on this well-deserved honor, and we also express our gratitude to Mentor Graphics for its support of the development of open industry standards."
Prior to the publication of the JESD51-5x series of standards, LED manufacturers and assembly/packaging companies had to rely on datasheet information, which was often questionable. Poppe's active involvement in the standards series focused on standardizing thermal characterization measurement of power LED components.
"We are proud of Andras Poppe's technical contributions to the JESD51-5x series realizing the huge impact this has on the LED industry," said Erich Buergel, general manager of the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor Graphics. "His expertise and tireless commitment to serve JEDEC and other standards bodies is impressive, and we are very proud of his tremendous achievements."
For more information, visit Mentor Graphics and JEDEC.
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