2017-10-05

Plessey Partners with Top Dutch Alstroemeria Grower for LED Grow Lights Following Successful Trial

Plessey announces a partnership with leading Dutch alstroemeria grower Together2Grow, following a successful trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation.
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2017-09-19

Plessey Helps Top Dutch Grower Boost Tomato Yield in trial of LED and HPS hybrid lighting

Plessey, a UK-based developer of LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces the results from a trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation with a leading tomato grower in the Netherlands.
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2017-08-18

Plessey Triumphs in the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

Plessey announces that its multi-award winning Orion beam forming module has been crowned a winner in the Components and Light Sources category of the 2017 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIAs).
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2017-07-21

Plessey Extends LED Portfolio with New Mid Power LEDs for General Lighting

Plessey today announced that it is extending its LED product portfolio into a variety of mid-power LED packages. Plessey now offers lighting equipment manufacturers a complete and competitive portfolio of solid-state lighting products and solutions for all general illumination market applications.
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2017-07-07

Plessey Provides Lighting to BRE Biophilic Design Project

Plessey today announced that they are a core partner in the world’s first biophilic design project. The ‘Biophilic Office’ is a ground breaking office-refurbishment project being run by BRE, the world’s leading building research organisation.
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2017-05-09

Belgian Lettuce-Grower Chooses Plessey Hyperion LED for 2 Ha Greenhouse Expansion

Plessey, a British developer of award-winning LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces that Desmet, a major Belgian lettuce-grower, will install Plessey’s new, high-power Hyperion LED top-light in 20,000 m² as part of a greenhouse extension project that will boost total cultivation area to 49,000 m².
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2016-12-16

Plessey to Showcase LED Grow Lights At IPM Essen in Germany

Plessey, a leading expert in the manufacture of lighting and sensing products and components, will be exhibiting its grow light technology and products for the first time at IPM Essen, the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture, from Jan. 24-27, 2017 at Messe Essen Germany. Plessey will be available to discuss their grow light range of products at booth 7B25.
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2016-11-03

Plessey Releases High Power 7070 LEDs

Plessey, a leading expert in the manufacture of lighting and sensing products and components, is pleased to announce the launch of its new 7070 high power LED range, part number PLW7070GA. 
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2016-06-13

Plessey Assigns Maarten Klein as Head Agronomist for PhytoLux

Plessey announced today the appointment of Maarten Klein as Head Agronomist to provide specialist expertise for Plessey's horticultural lighting solutions. Maarten brings specialist expertise in the use of LED lighting for growing commercial crops, developed whilst he was the Research Director at Delphy in Wageningen, Holland.
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2016-03-16

Plessey Unveils New LED Beam Control Module for Mid and High-power Lighting Applications

Plessey announced today that it will be releasing its LED beam control module, which they are branding Stellar™ at the Light and Building event from 13-18 March 2016 at the Fair and Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt, Germany.  Stellar is Plessey’s latest, GaN-on-silicon, LED solution and showcases the combination of Plessey’s MaGIC™ low cost, high efficiency, surface-emitting LEDs with unique modular optics representing the next phase in LED lighting.
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2016-03-03

Plessey Expands Production Capacity with AIX G5+ C Cluster from Aixtron

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, today announced that Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. has ordered an AIX G5+ C cluster system for the production capacity expansion of gallium nitride LEDs manufactured on silicon wafers (GaN-on-Si). The tool is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter 2016.
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2016-01-19

Plessey, Anvil Semiconductors and University of Cambridge Aim to Overcome the Green Gap with GaN on 3C-SiC/Si LEDs

The collaboration, which is partly funded by Innovate UK under the £14m Energy Catalyst Programme, follows on from work by Anvil Semiconductors and the Cambridge Centre for GaN at the University of Cambridge where they successfully grew cubic GaN on 3C-SiC on silicon wafers by MOCVD. The underlying 3C-SiC layers were produced by Anvil using its patented stress relief IP that enables growth of device quality silicon carbide on 100mm diameter silicon wafers.  
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2015-11-10

Plessey and 8Point3 Team up to Produce High Efficiency Archietectural Lighting

Plessey announced that it has collaborated with 8Point3 to develop and produce a high efficiency architectural lighting product range. 8Point3 is a provider of market leading, energy-saving, solid-state lighting solutions for a range of solid state lighting solutions for both the private and public sectors.  Plessey has signed a long-term commercial agreement with 8point3 to supply the lighting modules, including the company's MaGIC™ GaN-on-Silicon LEDs.
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2015-11-03

Plessey to Showcase Modular Smart Lighting System at LuxLive

Plessey announced today that it will be demonstrating the potential uses of its GaN on silicon MAGIC™ LED technology with a new smart lighting product called Totem. Totem was developed in collaboration with the Manchester based product design firm inventid. Totem is an original concept based on the use of LED lighting solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) -- an increasingly favoured solution for the development of smart homes and cities.
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2015-10-27

CIRCADIAN ZircLight is to Adopt Plessey's LEDs for Smart Lighting Systems

Plessey announced today that it will provide CIRCADIAN ZircLight, a global leader in providing 24/7 workforce performance solutions, with an LED package solution for the development of circadian-modulated, smart LED lighting systems and lamps.
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2015-10-21

Plessey Releases Custom LED Retrofit for Brazil's Residential Illumination

Plessey announced today that it has designed an integrated LED light and fixture solution, the Cidadão Powerlight, which provides an easy and cost effective retrofit for traditional, general lighting in homes across Brazil. The Cidadao Powerlight will be available in Brazil through Plessey's representative company LumenLEDs Sistemas.
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2015-10-19

Plessey to Exhibit GaN-on-Silicon Technology at LuxLive 2015

Plessey announced today that it will be exhibiting at LuxLive, Europe's biggest annual lighting event from 18th to 19th of November at London's ExCeL arena. This will be the second year exhibiting for the UK-based LED manufacturer, where it will demonstrate a number of lighting solutions designed around its award winning GaN-on-Silicon technology for the solid state lighting market.
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2015-09-30

Plessey Wins GBP 30m Backing from Deutsche Bank for LED Production Expansion

Plessey announced today that it is to carry out a major expansion of the company’s LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth, England, after securing a GBP 30 million ($50 million) loan from Deutsche Bank AG to finance the expansion.
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2015-09-23

Plessey Integrates Optics into GaN-on-Silicon CSP LEDs

Plessey announced that it has developed a patented technology for Chip Scale Optics (CSO) based on its award winning GaN-on-Silicon MaGIC ™ LEDs.  Chip Scale Optics permits design of light emission angles down to ten degrees direct from the LED.  Having the primary optics on-chip eliminates the cost of primary optics typically found in packaged LEDs and chip-on-board modules.  Furthermore, it significantly lowers the cost and provides for far greater design freedom for secondary optics within a luminaire.  The first off applications include retail spot lighting, hospitality lighting, high and low bays, street lighting and stadium lighting.  It is estimated that Plessey’s chip scale optics will halve the cost of these lighting applications.
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2015-09-15

Plessey to Showcase GaN on Silicon LED Solutions at LuxLive

Plessey announced today that it will be exhibiting at the LuxLive event from 18-19 November at London's ExCeL arena.  LuxLive is Europe's biggest annual lighting event.  Plessey will be showcasing its latest GaN on silicon LED solutions.  This year, LuxLive will be co-located with Strategies in Light and the combined event will feature the best from the entire industry supply chain, ranging from chip manufacturing, through to design and end user applications.
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2015-09-02

Plessey Wins GBP 6.7M Grant for LED Production Expansion

Plessey announced UK’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has officially granted £6.7 million (US $10.26 million) towards the expansion of the Plessey LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth, England. 
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2015-08-11

Plessey's Plymouth Facility Converts to LED Lighting

Plessey is retrofitting its manufacturing facility with LED modules designed using the company's GaN-on-Silicon MaGIC LEDs. The retrofit involves replacing aging fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs in existing fixtures to use new LED light modules produced in the same facility in Plymouth, Devon, UK.
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2015-08-07

Plessey Introduces New Blue Die for Mid and High Power Applications

Plessey today announced the release of its range of MaGIC™ LED die, manufactured on the company’s patented GaN-on-Silicon technology. The blue die, sometimes referred to as blue pump for their ability to pump phosphor to a white colour range, are the latest innovation in high brightness LED die designed for a wide range of medium to high power applications including general lighting, signage, commercial, residential and street lighting.
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2015-07-31

Plessey's LED Filaments with its MaGIC™ Die Unveiled

Plessey today announced the launch of its range of LED filaments, manufactured with the company’s MaGICTM GaN-on-Silicon LEDs. The filaments are designed for the surging filament bulb market where these replacement lamps have far better performance, but still maintain the physical appearance of incandescent lamps.
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2015-07-28

Plessey CSP LED Portfolio for Wearable Devices Applications to be Launched in Fall 2015

Plessey announced today that its dotLED range, designed specifically for wearable applications, has been expanded with a wider selection of colours, including red, green and blue. The extremely small LED die have a footprint of only 0.2mm x 0.2mm, which makes them a perfect fit for low profile electronic wearable applications.
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2015-07-14

Plessey Wins UK AMSCI Grant for 8-inch GaN-on-Si Production

Plessey Semiconductors announced today that it will be leading a GBP1.3 million government funded project in conjunction with AIXTRON and Bruker Nano Surfaces Division. This project will accelerate high volume manufacturing of Plessey’s innovative LEDs created with GaN-on-Silicon technology at its Devon based manufacturing site.
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2015-04-13

Plessey Expands Distribution Network in Turkey with ROM Elektronik Partnership

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it has entered into a sales representative agreement with ROM Electronik, an electronics distributor and provider of advanced complete solutions headquartered close to Istanbul, to expand its European network with coverage in the Turkish market for its GaN-on-Silicon LED products.  
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2014-11-11

Plessey expands with Chip Scale Packages and Wafer Level Packaging

Plessey today announced its expansion into Chip Scale Packages and Wafer Level Packaging solutions leading to its Application Specific LED - the AS-LED™.  Recent performance improvements have elevated Plessey's award winning GaN-on-Silicon technology MaGIC™ LEDs to be competitive with any LED technology with improvements in key critical areas including lumens/watt, elevatingGaN-on-Silicon above existing LED technology.
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2014-09-25

Plessey Expands In-house LED Assembly Line at Plymouth Facility

Plessey today announced a further ambitious move to aligning its operations to its expanding Plymouth UK facility through the addition of an LED assembly line. The assembly line will enable Plessey to focus on its innovative high brightness LED growth plans based around its solid-state lighting and sensing business, taking new products from concept to production in less time whilst also functioning as an innovation center for the next generation of LED packages.
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2014-08-19

Plessey Expands Distribution Network in Europe with Latest Solid State Supplies Partnership

Plessey announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Solid State Supplies Ltd., an electronics distributor and provider of advanced complete solutions headquartered in Redditch, UK, to expand its European network with coverage in the UK and Ireland market for its GaN-on-Si LED products.
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Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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