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Plessey releases new generation of GaN-on-Si LEDs
Samples now available of LED p/n PLW114050
"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.
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