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LED specialist firm Plessey to grow its national and European presence with new distribution deal

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: August 19, 2014

By Olivier Vergnault, WMN Business Editor, Twitter: @OliVergnault

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David Owen, Regional Sales Director for Plessey (left) and John Macmichael, Managing Director of Solid State Supplies (right)

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A semiconductor manufacturer is set to expand its national and European reach after signing a new distribution deal.

Plessey, based in Plymouth, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Solid State Supplies Ltd, an electronics distributor and provider of advanced complete solutions headquartered in Redditch, UK, to expand its European network with coverage in the UK and Ireland market for its GaN-on-Si LED products.

David Owen, Plessey’s regional sales director, said: “Plessey is very pleased to join forces with a distributor that has a focused lighting division already up and running, helping the significant number of lighting and luminaire makers in the UK.

"Solid State Supplies has a strong portfolio of products to support the lighting eco system which is now enhanced by the addition of the Plessey GaN-on-Si LED product range.

“This will accelerate the time to market for Plessey LEDs in this region.”

John Macmichael, managing director of Solid State Supplies said: “Plessey’s GaN-on-Si technology looks set to cause major disruption in the LED lighting market.

“Our in-house lighting division is already geared up to support lighting and luminaire designers with these new LEDs. We look forward to a very bright future in partnership with Plessey.”

Plessey’s MaGIC (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) High Brightness LED 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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