Plessey Releases New Generation of GaN-on-Si LEDs

“We have made great strides forward in refining, productising and improving our patented MAGIC™ technology,” said Dr. Keith Strickland, Plessey’s Chief Technology Officer.  “We have a roadmap that puts MAGIC™ ahead of the efficacies achieved by sapphire-based LEDs and, thereby, sets a new milestone in  terms of Lm/$ performance.  By approaching efficacy parity, we are accelerating the widespread adoption of GaN-on-Si LED-based lighting products. Our MAGIC™ LED products have a cost advantage over comparable sapphire-based LEDs as we use 6-inch, high yield, standard, automated silicon manufacturing technology.”

Dr. Jose Lopez, Plessey’s Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Customers are delighted that a European company is committed to developing and manufacturing world class GaN-on-Si LEDs.  The market currently has many suppliers of LEDs but the quality and reliability can be variable.  Plessey is a trusted brand with a 50-year plus track record of manufacturing products to the highest standards. Our aim is to light the world with MAGIC™ LEDs.”

The PLW114050 product is available in a CCT range from 6500K to 2700K, with a Lambertian distribution in an industry standard 3020 package. With a drive current of 60mA, the PLW114050 has a typical forward voltage of 3.2V.  A full datasheet is available on the Plessey website. Plessey also supply the blue LED PLB010050 in sawn-wafer die form.  Additional package options will be made available.

For sample requests, please go to the Plessey website,

About Plessey:
Plessey is an innovator and manufacturer of technology based electronic solutions. Plessey uses their understanding of electronics and their expertise in micro-electronic product design and manufacture to radically enhance the human experience with micro-electronics. Plessey’s products help people to achieve move than they thought possible. Plessey is a UK based manufacturer with offices in US, Europe and Asia.

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