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MicroLED Display Technology for AR Lands CES 2019 Honour for Plessey

21 November 2018

Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology, today announces that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technologies category. The company has been recognised for its monolithic microLED displays – which, compared with incumbent technologies, deliver seven times greater light output, five times better contrast and improved resolution in AR applications.

The CES innovation awards, sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES, are annual awards that recognise honourees across 28 product categories. Judged by a distinguished panel of designers, engineers and members of the tech media, these prestigious innovation awards credit products and technologies based on excellence in design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with others in the market.

Mike Lee, President of Corporate and Business Development at Plessey, said:

“As the only provider of GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLEDs, Plessey is about to disrupt the displays market with a technology that delivers a tangibly better consumer experience. At the same time, our products enable much smaller and less power-hungry devices to be produced. This is going to be as big a change as when LCDs replaced cathode ray tubes (CRTs) in Personal Computer displays.”

Plessey’s monolithic microLEDs will result in a new generation of augmented reality (AR) and display devices. The company’s technology will enable OEMs to manufacture products that are not only compact enough to be worn without restricting the overall experience for users of AR and virtual reality (VR) applications and in head-up displays (HUDs), but also provide the necessary size, weight, power and luminance.

At CES 2019, Plessey will showcase and demonstrate its proprietary microLED technology at the LVCC, South Hall 1 at stand number 22048. To schedule a demo or meeting at the show held in Las Vegas between 8 and 11 January, email marketing@plesseysemi.com.

The complete list of CES 2019 Innovation Honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/Innovation.

About Plessey

Plessey is a UK-based leading developer of advanced optoelectronic technology solutions. The company provides volume processing of its unique and proprietary GaN-on-silicon platform for a wide range of optoelectronic devices and systems.

With headquarters located in Plymouth, England, Plessey operates leading-edge 150mm and 200mm wafer processing facilities to undertake design, test and assembly of products, and a comprehensive suite of photonic characterization and applications laboratories.

Plessey is an award-winning provider of innovative illuminators for display engines (DMD and LCOS) and 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.

For further information and datasheets, please visit www.plesseysemiconductors.com or
email sales@plesseysemi.com. You can also follow Plessey on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About CES

CES® is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years – the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About the Consumer Technology Association

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and start-ups; others are among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

 

Contact for editorial information

Nayl D’Souza, Account Director, Publitek

Tel: +44 (0)20 3813 6423

Email: nayl.dsouza@publitek.com

Contact for Plessey company information

Sam Langridge, Marketing Manager
Email: sam.langridge@plesseysemi.com

Contact for CTA

Allison Fried, Director, Global Event Communications

Email: afried@CTA.tech

 

 

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