2018-11-13

Plessey Buys EV Group’s Wafer Bonding System for Its GaN-on-Si Monolithic Micro LED Production

UK-based Micro LED producer Plessey has announced a partnership with EV Group (EVG), a wafer bonding and lithography equipment supplier. The aim of the collaboration is to accelerate the commercialization of GaN-on-Si monolithic Micro LED technology.
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2018-09-21

Plessy Selects Aixtron’s MOCVD System for GaN-on-Si Development Targeting Micro LED Applications

Plessey has been speeding up its progress of Micro LED technology development. After announcing the partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) for the backplanes, Plessey has ordered MOCVD equipment from AIXTRON SE to boost its manufacturing capability of GaN-on-Si wafers targeting Micro LED applications.
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2018-09-12

Plessey Announces Partnership with Jasper Display for Monolithic Micro LED Displays

Plessey Semiconductors has reported its partnership with Jasper Display Corp (JDC) for using JDC’s silicon backplane to drive the monolithic Micro LED displays produced by Plessey’s proprietary GaN-on-Si wafers. 
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2018-08-08

Dutch Company Selects Plessey’s LED Horticultural Lighting to Grow Lettuce

The UK based company, Plessey, has announced its partnership with B-Four Agro, a Dutch lettuce grower, to provide its growing lights to a new greenhouse owned by its subsidiary company, B4Hydrogrow B.V, which measures 29,000 square meters.
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2018-07-26

The On-going LED Horticulture Lighting Market Expansion

According to the research of LEDinside, the market scale of LED plant lighting is estimated to grow to US$ 633 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 30% during 2018-2022. Many LED producers have entered the market of horticulture lighting to share the expanding opportunities when the demands in the general lighting market are relatively weak. LEDinside has collected the updates of horticultural applications from LED firms of the world. 
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2018-06-12

Plessey LED Lights for Sustainable Tomato Farm

Plessey announced its cooperation with a Belgian tomato producer, TomatoMaster with its latest LED growing light product. 
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2018-06-01

Vuzix Announces Partnership to Develop Next Generation AR Smart Glasses Using Plessey microLED Technology

Vuzix® Corporation ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that the Company is partnering with Plessey Semiconductor, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic solutions. The two companies are partnering to develop advanced display engines for Vuzix waveguide optics to enable next generation AR Smart Glasses. The combination of Vuzix' extensive expertise and IP in smart glasses and waveguide optic technologies along with Plessey's microLED light source product family, Quanta-Brite™ will be the basis for a new generation of AR Smart Glasses with the sleekest form factors to date.
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2018-04-18

Sterling Suffolk Chooses Plessey’s Hyperion 1750 LED Grow Light for Its New UK Tomato Greenhouse Project

Plessey, a developer LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces that Sterling Suffolk will install Plessey’s new Hyperion 1750 LED top light in its first greenhouse, which measures 54,400 m².
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2018-02-09

Must Read: Worldwide Micro LED R&D Progress

LEDinside listed out companies worldwide that have tapped into the development of Micro LED and what they have achieved so far. This up-to-date table covers the majority of the activities happening within the global Micro LED developing force. 
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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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