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Plessey expands LED distribution network

Tempe Technologies to market GaN-on-silicon in South Africa

Plessey Semiconductors announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Tempe Technologies Pty Ltd, a Southern African technical and sales representative company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The agreement will expand Plessey's EMEA network with coverage in the Southern African market for its GaN-on-Silicon LED products.

Willem Hijbeek, CEO of Tempe Technologies said: "Tempe Technologies is proud to have been selected to represent Plessey, focusing on its GaN-on-Silicon LED technology. What I found to be a distinct advantage for my customers was that Plessey is the first LED supplier with a European wafer manufacturing base. It provides access to a local competence centre for all things related to the design and production of LEDs."

David Owen, Plessey's Marketing Director, added: "Plessey is very pleased to work with a distributor who has significant history in supplying the Solid State Lighting market in Southern Africa. Tempe Technologies has a comprehensive portfolio of peripheral products aimed at lighting applications, so the addition of Plessey LEDs will enhance its ability to provide a full solution to the customer base and accelerate the time to market for Plessey GaN-on-Silicon LEDs in this region."

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

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