Creating local jobs in energy-efficient lighting and electronics

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a manmade material used to make lighting and electronics more energy efficient. Techniques developed by Cambridge researchers to manufacture GaN more cheaply have resulted in the expansion of Plymouth-based Plessey MicroLEDs, which licenced the technology, supporting 160 highly skilled jobs in an economically disadvantaged area. Three spinout companies are commercialising other aspects of GaN research and have created a further 65 skilled jobs and attracted £25 million investment.

Added 9 November 2022