planar Systems, Inc. is a premiere digital Display manufacturing corporation with a facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. Founded in 1983 as a spin-off from Tektronix, it was the first U.S. manufacturer of electroluminescent (EL) digital displays. Planar currently makes a variety of other specialty displays. Planar Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co. since 2015.
Planar currently assembles and services videowalls, projectors, and other displays in Hillsboro. Planar‘s EL manufacturing operations were consolidated into Planar’s Espoo, Finland facility in 2002.Additional large-format displays are assembled and integrated in Albi, France.
On November 27, 2015, Planar closed its sale to become a subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co., a Chinese LED Display product corporation. Headquarters operations for Planar remain in Beaverton, OR following the sale.
In addition to its Oregon, U.S. headquarters, Planar has worldwide reach. Its sales offices are located in Europe, North America, and Asia. It has manufacturing facilities in France, North America, and Finland.