[Exclusive] LITE-ON Technology and II-VI Build Strategic Partnership Agreement for LiDAR

LITE-ON Technology Corporation, a global leader in optoelectronic components and II‐VI Incorporated, a leader in semiconductor lasers, have announced a partnership on the volume manufacturing and commercialization of packaged semiconductor lasers for mass-market light detection and ranging (LiDAR). LEDinside was honored to have an exclusive interview with Sander Su, Associate Vice President, OPS SBG, LITE-ON Technology Corporation, to share the LiDAR market prospective and market strategies.

(Sander Su, Associate Vice President, LITE-ON Technology)

Su noted that the LiDAR market is witnessing a boom in the current times. LiDAR’s capabilities of real-time, high precision detection and accurate simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) have unlocked the potential of autonomous systems, including self-driving vehicles, intelligent transportation system, automated guided vehicle, and autonomous mobile robots, industrial measurement, robotic vacuum cleaner and automatic lawn mower and more. Amongst those, industrial and automotive LiDAR are the major and potential LiDAR market applications in the near future.

The rapid proliferation of LiDAR in automotive, commercial and industrial applications is driving the demand for low-cost semiconductor laser devices that can be manufactured in very high volumes. II-VI and LITE-ON will leverage their respective high-volume manufacturing platforms for semiconductor lasers and optoelectronic packaging to jointly commercialize over time a broad portfolio of laser solutions spanning from near-infrared (NIR) to shortwave infrared (SWIR), with the first product to launch in mid 2020.

“II-VI is an established leader in highly reliable semiconductor laser diodes that serves a diverse range of end markets including communications, materials processing, aerospace & defense, life sciences, and consumer electronics. By leveraging LITE-ON’s deep experience in low-cost packaging and high-volume manufacturing, as well as our sales channels in automotive, commercial, and industrial markets, we will be able to meet the window of opportunity for high-volume LiDAR applications,” said Su.

This partnership with II‐VI Incorporated will help drive the adoption of LiDAR in the automotive sector. LITE-ON will continuing to expand capacity to meet growing market demand for road safety and to contribute to the future of accident-free driving, Su added.

LEDinside Prospective

LITE-ON Technology and II-VI Strategic Partnership for LiDAR can bring win-win solutions for both parties. LITE-ON can utilize and leverage its global manufacturing footprint and sales channels to ship billions of light-emitting diodes each year in automotive and consumer electronics, making them an ideal partner for II-VI. In addition, by leveraging II-VI highly reliable semiconductor laser diodes and LITE-ON’s deep experience in high volume manufacturing to develop the most vertically integrated LiDAR laser sources on the market, driving both competitive leaderships in terms of performance and value.

Author Joanne / LEDinside

2019 Infrared Sensing Application Market Trend- Mobile Sensing, LiDAR and Optical Sensing
Release Date: 01 January 2019
Languages: Traditional Chinese / English
Format: PDF
Pages: 181

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