Astute Electronics has been designated as an authorised distributor for Plessey Semiconductors Ltd across the UK and Ireland, Australia and China.
The deal brings Plessey’s range of innovative GaN-on-Silicon LED lighting and sensing products into Astute’s hand-picked portfolio of elite manufacturers, all of whom have shown long-term commitment to the Hi-Rel sector.
Mick Martin, Semiconductor Divisional Manager for Astute, says, “Astute is excited to represent such a ground-breaking company and offer a first point of contact for technical advice and design-in expertise. Plessey is the only LED maker in the world commercially making LEDs on silicon substrates and like Astute they represent a very promising UK enterprise.”
The beauty of Plessey’s products is the efficiency and uniformity of the lighting, which is a product of the GaN-on-silicon production and single-die process. The black cross that is normally visible on LEDs with separate dies is not noticeable on Plessey’s LEDs.
Giuliano Cassataro, Plessey Director of Sales, says, “Astute’s global distribution network is an extremely important channel for Plessey and we are delighted that Astute now offers the Plessey product portfolio to its lighting customers worldwide.
“We have been immensely impressed with the skills within Astute for finding lighting solutions for difficult applications. We are looking forward to working with them and bringing to Astute some of the innovative lighting technologies and solutions Plessey has built up.”
Giuliano Cassataro further added, “Where Plessey challenges more established LED vendors is in being able to offer a single-chip solution that provides 30% more light output than standard 4-chip designs at half the cost, providing a differentiated solution that is particularly suited to portable torches and lamps, but equally applicable for spotlighting and down-lighting, and even high-bay and floodlighting requirements, a win-win all round!”
Plessey provides components and solutions across the whole of the lighting value chain. Lighting system designers and specifiers can access its design, build and supply chain expertise from blue die through packaged LEDs and modules to complete luminaires and fixtures.
In addition to their range of standard products, Astute can provide technical support to develop customer-specific solutions in conjunction with the manufacturer. Find out more at http://www.astute.global
Astute Electronics Ltd is a highly-accredited electronics distributor and procurement specialist, serving the world’s leading OEM and EMS companies with global product sourcing and traceability, electronic product design, logistics & supply-chain management as well as product obsolescence management.
From our headquarters in Stevenage, UK, and via offices in Australia, China, India, Israel, Mexico, Turkey and the USA, our experienced and knowledgeable team offer flexible global sourcing and delivery solutions.
AS9120 and SC21 Silver accreditations confirm we deliver to the exacting requirements of the leading defence, military and aerospace companies. In addition, with AS6081 approval and our own on-site fully equipped testing facilities in the UK and USA, we eliminate risks in relation to the supply of fraudulent and counterfeit electronic parts.
Plessey is a leading expert in the development and licensing of technologies that are revolutionising the solid-state lighting sector. With its in-depth understanding and breadth of patents relating to GaN-on- Silicon, the company has established itself as a valued IP partner to OEMs producing the next generation of photonics solutions. Plessey has been successfully licensing its pioneering sensor technology solutions within the healthcare and automotive sectors for many years.