2 April 2020
Micro-LED display developer Plessey to work with Facebook
UK-based Plessey, which develops embedded micro-LED technology for augmented-reality and mixed-reality (AR/MR) display applications, says that it is to work with Facebook to help achieve their vision of the next computing platform centered around people.
Under a new commercial agreement, Plessey’s 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, reckons Plessey.
“Over the last two years, Plessey has been hard at work making the pivot from our legacy semiconductor business into micro-LEDs for AR displays, garnering numerous accolades and industry recognition,” says the firm. “In working with Facebook, we are charting an exciting path forward for Plessey and, as we move into the next phase, we want to extend a sincere thank you to all the partners and customers who’ve been such a key part of our journey to date,” he adds.
“Plessey has been at the forefront of micro-LED display development and this agreement recognizes the significant advances in our capabilities that we have made in recent years,” says co-CEO & chief technology officer Dr Keith Strickland. “We very much look forward to working with Facebook to help bring their vision to life.”