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Former Apple VP Joins Plessey MicroLED Advisory Board

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Edward H. Frank to bring experience in bringing revolutionary technology to market

Plessey has appointed Edward H. Frank to its microLED advisory board, as part of the rapid development of the company's microLED technology.

Keith Strickland, co-CEO and CTO at Plessey, said: “Ed's strong and proven history of developing and bringing revolutionary solutions to market makes him an excellent addition to our advisory board. His expertise in delivering innovative silicon and systems, at companies both large and small, will be invaluable as we continue to provide cutting-edge microLED display solutions to AR applications.”

Frank commented:“MicroLED display has many advantages such as high brightness, ultra-low power consumption, fast response time, very high contrast rate, wide colour gamut, long lifetime, environmental stability, high resolution, the option of flexible backplanes and integration of sensors in the display. Its main challenges are manufacturing complexity and yield issues, all of which Plessey are addressing, I am excited to be working with such an innovative, cutting-edge technology company.”

Previously, Frank was CEO and co-founder of Cloud Parity, a voice-of-the-customer start-up. Earlier, he served as VP of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, as corporate VP of R&D at Broadcom, a broad-based manufacturer of wireless chips used in many Apple devices and served as a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems.Frank currently serves on the boards of Analog Devices, and Marvell.

Frank earned a BSEE and MSEE from Stanford University, and a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he is presently Vice-chair of its Board of Trustees. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the United States and is a named inventor on over 50 patents.


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