Shin-Etsu Silicones of America has introduced the KER series, a line of silicone die-bond materials that provide advanced encapsulating performance for high-brightness LEDs. The products were developed as a die encapsulation, die-attach adhesive and lens-type material to provide long-term reliability for applications in general-purpose lighting as well as in high-brightness LEDs. The methyl silicone-based systems harden by using a heat-cured platinum catalyst. The KER-300-M2, KER-3100-U2 and KER-3200-T1 offer a broad spectrum of silicone polymer chemistry and structural composition. Applications include display equipment such as traffic light signals, backlight sources such as LED TVs, and automobile headlights. The products are available in clear, opaque and white thin-bond line versions to minimize light absorption and to maximize heat dissipation.