Plessey, a British micro LED manufacturer, announced that the company has decided to work with Facebook to help it realize its vision of the next “people-centered” computing platform. Under a new business agreement, the company’s LED manufacturing business will focus on helping Facebook develop new technologies potentially used in Ar / VR.
“We are pleased to announce this new business agreement with Facebook,” said Keith Strickland, Plessey’s co CEO and CTO, in a statement, Turn their vision into reality. “
According to foreign media reports, Facebook may make a lot of investment in VR / AR technology, but sometimes some professional companies have completed some of the important work. Usually, a giant like Facebook will simply acquire these smaller companies (such as the recent acquisition of Ctrl labs), but the acquisition can be a long process, so cooperation with these professional companies has become a priority.
Plessey specializes in building micro LED display solutions that are said to produce very high brightness while consuming a small amount of power. The agreement will help prevent competitors from gaining access to Plessey technology. While the company has previously worked with Vuzix to develop the next generation of Vuzix ar smart glasses, apple is a major competitor Facebook is trying to beat.
Facebook has not yet made ar public, but the technology has been widely discussed at events such as oculus connect. Last year, it was reported that Facebook had teamed up with Raymond’s parent company luxuxica to develop ar glasses. Facebook hopes to complete the project and release it to consumers between 2023 and 2025, according to people familiar with the matter.