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Plessey is a UK-based leading developer of advanced optoelectronic technology solutions. With headquarters located in Plymouth, Plessey operates leading-edge 150mm and 200mm wafer processing facilities to undertake design, test and assembly of products, and a comprehensive suite of photonic characterisation and applications laboratories.
Plessey has a long-established history as an electronics, defence and telecommunications company, originating in 1917. In 2011, the business model diversified into the solid-state lighting, horticultural lighting and healthcare/ safety sensors sectors. In July 2017, the business pivoted to the research and development of market-disrupting microLEDs, using its already established proprietary monolithic gallium nitride on a substrate of silicon (GaN-on-Si) platform.
Plessey continues to be an award-winning provider of full-field emissive microLED displays that combine very high-density RGB pixel arrays with high-performance CMOS backplanes to produce very high-brightness, low-power and high-frame-rate image sources for head-mounted displays (HMDs), and augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) systems. It’s unique and IP protected MOCVD based GaN-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) monolithic microLED display technology is disrupting the display market globally and make possible a new generation of Augmented Reality (AR) devices and display solutions replacing incumbent LCD and OLED technologies.
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