Plessey appoints new chief commercial officer

Plessey Semiconductors, has announced a key appointment as it gears up to grow global sales of its innovative, new LED technology.

Dr Jose (Joe) Lopez has joined the company in the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and will assume overall responsibility for the commercial and customer aspects of the organisation, with the main focus being to grow Plessey’s LED sales.

During a 25 year career in the semiconductor industry, Dr Lopez has been a key player in the solid state lighting (SSL), communications and consumer market segments. 

Plessey has developed a revolutionary new process to produce high brightness LEDs at a fraction of the current cost. The company’s Gallium Nitride on Silicon LEDs are produced using standard, silicon-based, semiconductor manufacturing processes in contrast with current generations of LEDs which use expensive sapphire and other exotic materials.

The company’s ambition is to drive global uptake of its patented MAGIC (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) technology as a cost-effective alternative to existing lighting systems, and expand its world class UK manufacturing facilities in Plymouth, Devon.