Plessey is introducing white or blue "dotLEDs" in a 1005 package, 1 mm by 0.5 mm in size, that could do nicely in wearables until OLEDs become affordable.
The company is producing dotLEDs in England using a proprietary GaN-on-Si process it brands as MaGIC. The surface-mount devices have a thickness of only one-fifth of a millimeter.
They are designed for applications that demand low-profile electronic components. They can be used in backlighting, as indicators on personal electronics, or as pixels in minuscule dot-matrix displays. But Plessey is pitching the dotLEDs to the wearables crowd.
Plessey dotLED PLW138003.
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