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microLED display developer to work with Facebook


Plessey, an embedded technologies developer of microLED technology for augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) display applications, has announced a new venture.

Plessey will work with Facebook to help achieve their vision of the next computing platform centred around people. Under a new commercial agreement, LED manufacturing operations will be dedicated to helping Facebook prototype and develop new technologies for potential use in the AR/VR space. With consumer devices like Oculus Quest and a continued legacy of breakthrough research, Facebook is one of the companies best-positioned to make consumer-ready AR glasses a reality. Plessey share that vision for a future where technology and the barriers between people disappear. Over the last two years, Plessey has been hard at work making the pivot from legacy semiconductor business into micro LED’s for AR displays, garnering numerous accolades and industry recognition.

Dr Keith Strickland (Co-CEO/CTO) said “We are delighted to announce this new commercial agreement with Facebook. Plessey has been at the forefront of micro LED display development and this agreement recognises the significant advances in our capabilities that we have made in recent years and we very much look forward to working with Facebook to help bring their vision to life.”

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