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Plessey's dotLED named in 2014 Hot list

EDN names tiny LED as one of 2014's most significant products

Plessey today announced that EDN named its smallest packaged MaGIC LED (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C), the dotLED, as one of the Hot 100 Products of 2014. The 2014 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity, chosen by EDN's editors and readers.

The PLW13D003, a white LED in a 1005 SMT package, is designed specifically for the demand for ever smaller LED components producing highly collimated light and is aimed at the surging wearable electronics market and small display applications. The 1005-size of the PLW138003 (1.0mm x 0.5mm) is a standard electronic component size, handled by the common surface-mount machines used in high volume consumer electronics. Plessey's dotLEDs weighing 0.2 milligrams and with a profile of 0.25mm are an industry-leading option for any wearable application with LED content that demand low profile electronic components.

The miniscule, dot-sized LEDs delivers up to 0.7 Lumen of white light with a 130deg viewing angle from a 5mA drive current. A blue version, the PLB138003 is also available. Further additions to the dotLED family will be colour variants and a series in the larger 1608 footprint. Plessey also provides a range of blue LED die for customers needing a further breakthrough in size.

Plessey's LEDs are produced using its proprietary MaGIC technology. By using standard silicon semiconductor production techniques, Plessey is able to produce high-volume, high-quality, industry standard LEDs that are demanded in the consumer electronics market. The 1005-size dotLEDs are the latest product family using this technology.a

 "Plessey is demonstrating its commitment to bringing to market a comprehensive range of LED products across all performance points, markets and applications and the recognition as one of EDN's Hot 100 products is an honour and reflects the focus on innovation through our GaN-on-Silicon LED technology," said David Owen, Plessey's marketing director, said,

Rich Pell, executive and chief technical editor of EDN said: "Of the many thousands of products announced during the past year, the EDN Hot 100 are the products that especially caught the attention of our editors and readers. We are pleased to share the tradition of showcasing these technologies as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of this program."

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