MicroLED display technology for AR lands CES 2019 honour

26th November 2018
Alex Lynn

Developer of optoelectronic technology, Plessey, has announced that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technologies category. The company has been recognised for its monolithic microLED displays, which reportedly deliver greater light output, better contrast and improved resolution in AR applications.

The CES innovation awards, sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES, are annual awards that recognise honourees across 28 product categories. Judged by a distinguished panel of designers, engineers and members of the tech media, these prestigious innovation awards credit products and technologies based on excellence in design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with others in the market.

Mike Lee, President of Corporate and Business Development at Plessey, said: “As the only provider of GaN-on-Silicon monolithic microLEDs, Plessey is about to disrupt the displays market with a technology that delivers a tangibly better consumer experience. At the same time, our products enable much smaller and less power-hungry devices to be produced. This is going to be as big a change as when LCDs replaced cathode ray tubes (CRTs) in Personal Computer displays.”

Plessey’s monolithic microLEDs will result in a new generation of augmented reality (AR) and display devices. The company’s technology will enable OEMs to manufacture products that are not only compact enough to be worn without restricting the overall experience for users of AR and virtual reality (VR) applications and in head-up displays (HUDs), but also provide the necessary size, weight, power and luminance.

At CES 2019, Plessey will showcase and demonstrate its proprietary microLED technology at the LVCC, South Hall 1 at stand number 22048.

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