SARASOTA, Fla., April 12 -- Uniroyal Technology Corp. said that its Uniroyal Optoelectronics (UOE) division's recent high brightness blue LED products are exhibiting brightness levels ranging from 3.5 to 4 mW in die form, which represents the highest brightness levels achieved by any LED manufacturer. When conventionally packaged, the expected lamp power output is between 8 and 10 mW providing an exceptional product for high brightness applications such as outdoor displays, signage and traffic signals. "The Optoelectronics team has done an outstanding job of rapidly ramping up production of exceptional products to meet our strategic plan," said Robert L. Soran, president and chief operating officer of Uniroyal Technology. "The addition of the R&D group has been instrumental to product advancements made over the last several months. The brightness levels we are currently demonstrating provide Uniroyal the opportunity to be the leader in the high brightness LED market." Recent industry forecasts indicate that the demand for high brightness LEDs remains strong as evidenced by a 54 percent increase over 1999. Applications using very high brightness LEDs continue to increase as higher brightness levels result in more cost efficient conversions to LED lighting from conventional incandescent methods.