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Plessey expands GaN-on Si LED distribution network in Europe

CODICO partnership expands coverage in Central and East European, Italian and Danish markets for GaN-on-Si LED products

Plessey announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with CODICO GmbH, a distributor of electronic components, headquartered in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria and with offices across Europe.  With CODICO, Plessey will be expanding its European network with coverage in Central and East European, Italian and Danish market for its GaN-on-Si LED products.

Sven Krumpel, president and CEO of CODICO GmbH, said: "CODICO is very pleased to announce this partnership with Plessey.  We are convinced that the innovative technology of Plessey and CODICO's deep knowledge of the market will enable both companies to turn on a bright light within the solid state lighting market. I strongly believe that the GaN-on-Si technology is going to be the next revolution in the lighting field and that Plessey and CODICO will be driving it."

David Owen, Plessey's regional sales director, added: "CODICO's line card complements the Plessey LED portfolio in the lighting segment and together with its focused team that brings considerable knowledge of the lighting industry and customer base, will accelerate the time to market for Plessey GaN-on-Si LEDs in the region."

Plessey's MaGIC (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) High Brightness LED (HBLED) technology has won awards for its innovation and ability to cut the cost of LED lighting by using standard silicon manufacturing techniques.  

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