2021-03-09

CEA-Leti Envisions Widespread Use of LiDAR Systems Based on Integrated Optical Phased Arrays (OPAs)

©metamorworks - Fotolia.com OPAs with Solid-State Beam Steering Can Reduce the Cost and Size of LiDAR Systems & Improve Performance; Results Reported at Photonics West 2021 GRENOBLE, France – March 8, 2021 – Taking a critical step toward developing LiDAR systems for widespread commercial applications, CEA-Leti has developed genetic algorithms to calibrate high-channel-count optical phased arrays (OPAs), as well as an advanced measurement setup enabling wafer-scale OPA characterization. OPAs are an emerging technol...
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2021-01-13

【Exclusive Interview】OSRAM's Diversified Infrared Sensing to Welcome the Market Demands on Automotive LiDAR, Industrial Automation and Smart City Markets

Alvin Tse, Vice President of Sales of Greater China & Japan, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a leading manufacturer of infrared sensing components in the industry. With its broad portfolio including Infrared-LEDs (IREDs), Edge-Emitting Lasers (EEL) and VCSELs the company addresses applications like advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) like automotive LiDAR or driver monitoring, biometrics and 3D Sensing for consumer electronics as well as industrial automation and many more. . LEDinside / Trend...
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2021-01-12

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2021 — Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies. Sense Silicon, a backside illuminated CMOS SPAD device with more than 140,000 pixels, is designed to work seamlessly with the Sense Illuminator, a distributed 940nm laser array of more than 15,000 VCSELs. Together, they are the core buildi...
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2021-01-07

LiDAR Revenue Expected to Reach US$2.9 Billion in 2025, with ADAS/Autonomous Vehicles as Primary Applications, Says TrendForce

The LiDAR market encompasses such applications as ADAS, autonomous vehicles, industries, deliveries, and smart cities; while these applications are estimated to have driven the LiDAR market to reach US$682 million in revenue in 2020, total LiDAR revenue is projected to further expand to $2.932 billion in 2025, a 34% CAGR, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. TrendForce indicates that, with regards to automotive LiDAR applications (ADAS and autonomous vehicles), automakers have continued to release NEVs in spite of the COVID-19 p...
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2021-01-06

Sense Photonics Demonstrates the World’s First 940nm Global Shutter Flash LiDAR with 200-Meter Range for Mass-Market Automotive Applications

San Francisco, CA -- January 6, 2021- Sense Photonics announced today that it has achieved an industry-first by successfully demonstrating 200-meter detection with its proprietary global shutter flash LiDAR system. The Sense system leverages the company’s proprietary emitter and SPAD sensor technologies. Sense Silicon, a backside illuminated CMOS SPAD device with more than 140,000 pixels, is designed to work seamlessly with the Sense Illuminator, a distributed 940nm laser array of more than 15,000 VCSELs. Together, they are the core bu...
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2020-12-29

TrendForce 2021 Infrared Sensing Market Trend- 3D Sensing, LiDAR, SWIR LED

According to TrendForce 2021 Infrared Sensing Market Trend- 3D Sensing, LiDAR, SWIR LED, as the market growth of major applications including 3D sensing for mobile devices (smartphone, tablet and AR), automotive in-cabin sensing (DMS and OMS), LiDAR markets (ADAS, autonomous vehicle, industry, delivery and smart city), eye tracking, security surveillance and PPG continuously boost demands, the infrared sensing market scale in 2025 is expected to reach USD 3.862 billion. The following major applications all have above-average growth momentum! 3D...
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2020-12-18

【Exclusive Interview】Excelitas Comprehensive Photon Emission and Detection Solutions advance to Satisfy Growing LiDAR Markets

Excelitas Technologies Corp. is a global technology leader delivering innovative and customized photonic solutions. For decades, the company has been actively engaged in the development of pulsed lasers and fast detectors for Industrial LiDAR applications. LEDinside / TrendForce had the honor to have an interview with Dr. Jürgen Schilz, Vice President Detection / Managing Director of Excelitas, to share his extensive industry experience in photonics, and gain valuable insight into the LiDAR market and Excelitas’ current progress in LiDAR Laser tech...
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2020-12-16

【Exclusive Interview】Laser Components Providing Comprehensive Optoelectronics Product Lines, In Response to High-Resolution Requests in Automotive LiDAR Industry

Laser Components, a company providing comprehensive optoelectronics product lines, including Pulsed Laser Diodes, VCSELs, Si-APD-Array, and CMOS SPAD, for next generation LiDAR, announced cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. In response to Automotive LiDAR and Rangefinder market demand, Laser Components has consistently expanded the capacity and successfully developed novel technique year by year. LEDinside / TrendForce was honored to have an exclusive interview with Winfried Reeb, Head of Busine...
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2020-10-15

LiDAR Companies Presenting New Products and Technology Progresses Supporting Autonomous Driving

LiDAR sensor manufacturers across the world including Innoviz Technologies, Hesai, Lumentum and Velodyne Lidar have announced their new achievements recently and are going to showcase novel technologies at upcoming events. Innoviz Technologies added a new sensor to its product line, the InnovizTwo. The new automotive-grade LiDAR sensor, with a major cost reduction design of over 70% compared to InnovizOne, offers a solution for all levels of autonomous driving. Samples of InnovizTwo will be available in Q3 2021. (Image: Innoviz) China-based Hesai also re...
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2020-10-13

Velodyn Lidar Announces Partnerships with RoboSense and Baidu

Velodyne Lidar recently reported new collaboration with its partners in China. The recently listed LiDAR maker said that it has entered a long‑term global cross-licensing relationship with RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology) and signed a three-year sales agreement with Baidu. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) The cross-licensing relationship with RoboSense encompasses a broad range of 360° surround-view LiDAR sensors, by which Velodyne said will be mutually beneficial for the existing and future patents of both companies. Velodyne and RoboSense have also agr...
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2020-09-30

Velodyne Closes Business Combination with Graf and Listed on Nasdaq Today

Velodyne Lidar announced on September 29 that it has completed the business combination with Graf Industrial. The LiDAR producer reported in July this year that it will go public through the combination. The two companies have closed the combination and Velodyne has became a wholly owned subsidiary of Graf which changed its name to Velodyne Lidar. Beginning on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the common stock and warrants of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., the post-combination company, is being listed and to begin trading on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticke...
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2020-09-23

Cepton Introduces New Automotive-grade LiDAR Vista®-X90 Priced under $1000

LiDAR solution provider Cepton Technologies unveiled details of its automotive-grade LiDAR sensor, Vista®-X90, which deliver advance performance with high volume price of less than $1000. The product is scheduled for production in 2022. The Vista-X90 is the newest addition to Cepton’s Vista-X automotive grade sensor family. It sets a new benchmark for high performance at low power in a compact form factor, and is ideally suited for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Weighing less than 900 g, the Vista-X90 achieve...
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2020-09-14

Amphenol LTW Connectors Provide Industrial Automation Machine Vision Solutions

Amphenol LTW provides connectors for industrial automation and machine vision, horticultural lighting, LED lighting and display, fishing light and other markets. Under the influence of COVID-19, the industrial automation and machine vision markets are still making remarkable progress. LEDinside had the honor to interview Charles Wu, the Global BD of Amphenol LTW, to share with us Amphenol LTW solutions for machine vision applications in industrial automation. (image: Amphenol LTW) Charles Indicated that, due to the impact of COVID-19, the growth ...
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2020-09-11

Korean LiDAR Company SOS LAB to Release LiDAR Sensor Lineups

South Korea based LiDAR company SOS LAB will launch 2D and 3D LiDAR sensors starting this October for factory automation and autonomous vehicles, reported TheElec. The company is going to launch its 2D LiDAR sensor SL-2 in October and a 3D fully solid-state LiDAR ML-1 next year. SOS LAB adopts VCSEL and solid-state technology for its LiDAR sensors. (Image: SOS LAB) SOS LAB has collaborated with On Semiconductor, using the SPAD Array for sensing single photons for solid-state LiDAR ToF applications. The co...
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2020-09-10

LiDAR Added ADAS and ADB Lighting Integrated EV Unveiled by Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors unveiled production details of its electric vehicle, Lucid Air. This new electric-powered automobile features cutting-edge technologies including its LiDAR embedded ADAS and advanced headlamp lighting. (Image: Lucid Motors) The Lucid Air's ADAS is called Lucid DreamDrive, which is a platform combining comprehensive sensor suite with a Driver Monitoring System (DMS). According to Lucid Motors, it is the first system of its kind to offer 32 sensors, covering vision, radar and ultrasonics, plus high-resolution LIDAR in an E...
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2020-09-09

Ouster Raises $42 Million Series B Funding to Accelerate Digital LiDAR Adoption

LiDAR sensor producer Ouster reported that it has raised US$42 million of new investment to fund product development and further accelerate worldwide sales. After launching its second generation of high-resolution LiDAR sensors in January, Ouster’s 12-month revenue has grown by 62%, with third quarter bookings up 209% YoY. The company unveiled two new LiDAR sensors earlier this year. By adopting its semiconductor-based technology, Ouster replaces complex legacy analog architecture and enables cost-effective sensing solution. (Image: Ouster) Ouster now...
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2020-09-09

Aeva Announces Partnership with ZF to Bring FMCW LiDAR to Automotive Production

Aeva and ZF will collaborate to bring Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR to the automotive market. The two parties are going to leverage their expertise, combining Aeva's FMCW LiDAR technology and ZF's experience in industrialization of automotive grade sensors to accelerate mass production of 4D LiDAR technology for autonomous driving applications. (Image: Aeva) Aeva and ZF aim to bring the first automotive grade 4D LiDAR to market for autonomous driving applications. The final system is targeted as a key solution for au...
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2020-09-07

Cavonix Enables Autonomous Vehicles with LeddarTech’s LiDAR Technology

LeddarTech announced that its LiDAR sensor, Leddar Pixell, has been selected by Cavonix, a mobile autonomy technology specialist under the Aim Technologies Group. The LiDAR technology provided by LeddarTech will be applied for autonomous shuttles and off-road trucking. Cavonix, based in the UK, developed a range of white-label autonomous control systems for several vehicle manufacturers and technology companies. Together with their parent company Aim Technologies, experts in motorsports electronics, Cavonix has recently developed a range of new technologies for t...
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2020-09-04

Combining LiDAR Sensor and Video Management Software for Advanced People Flow and Occupancy Monitor

LiDAR technology builder Quanergy announced its partnership with Milestone Systems, an open platform video management software developer, to enhance flow management system with improved functions. Quanergy’s AI-powered 3D LiDAR sensors and QORTEX perception software are now interoperable with Milestone’s open platform video management software. This combination of technologies delivers advanced people flow and occupancy management capabilities for smart spaces, as well as enhanced threat detection and surveillance in security environments. (Image: Q...
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2020-09-02

Allegro MicroSystems Acquires LiDAR Sensor Maker Voxtel to Drive ADAS Solution

Allegro MicroSystems (Allegro) announced the acquisition of Voxtel, a company specializing in advanced photonic and 3D imaging technology including LiDAR. With the acquisition, Allegro aims to integrate Voxtel’s expertise in laser and imaging to enhance ADAS technology. Voxtel experts in photonics and has provided solutions for military, space, automotive and surveillance applications. Its ultra-miniature lasers, read-out integrated circuits (ROICs), and near-infrared (NIR) and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) photodetectors are supported by more than 3...
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2020-08-31

iPhone 12 to Feature LiDAR Sensor Mounted Camera, as Revealed by Leaker

As the launch of iPhone 12 is approaching, more rumors about the new Apple product were unveiled. Las week, a new Apple leak said that LiDAR sensor is “confirmed” for iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple predictor Jon Prosser uploaded a video and share a few alleged screenshot of iPhone 12. One of the picture demonstrate the option of “Enable LiDAR CA,” indicating that LiDAR will be featured for the new iPhone. (Image: Jon Prosser's Twitter post) This will not be the first time Apple adopting the sensor component in its product. Th...
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2020-08-28

LiDAR to Help Scientists Peer Deeper into Ocean

In addition to support autonomous driving technology, LiDAR is also adopted for scientists to reach deeper into the underwater world. A research published in Applied Optics presented an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using LiDAR, which reached deeper than has been typically possible using satellites. (Image: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) "The LiDAR approach has the potential to fill some important gaps in our ability to measure ocean biology from space," said Collister, a PhD student at Old Dominion University. "T...
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2020-08-25

Ibeo to Deliver New LiDAR Sensor Based on AMS’ VCSEL Technology

German LiDAR sensor company Ibeo Automotive Systems announced that it will begin delivery of its new ibeoNEXT LiDAR sensor starting in October 2020. The sensor is based on a completely new type of photon laser measurement technology and works completely without moving parts (real solid-state). One of the key component of the product is VCSEL provided by AMS. (Image: Ibeo) Developed in-house by Ibeo and manufactured in accordance with automotive series production standards, the new LiDAR sensor is suitable for driver assistance systems as well as for a...
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2020-08-25

LiDAR Company Luminar to Be Listed on Nasdaq Through Merger with Gores Metropoulos

Luminar announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Gores Metropoulos and once the transaction finished, the combined company will be listed on Nasdaq under “LAZR.” Luminar is set to power the introduction of highway self-driving and next-generation safety systems and is partnered with 7 of the top 10 global automakers including Volvo and Audi. Starting in 2022, Luminar’s hardware and software will be integrated into Volvo’s global vehicle platform, the foundation for their next generation of consumer vehicles. (Image:...
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2020-08-24

Stanford Scientists Slow and Steer Light for Advanced Applications Including Detection COVID-19 Virus

A new research by Stanford scientist demonstrate a new approach to slow down light so that photons have more chances to interact with other materials, opening a door for new applications such as LiDAR, LiFi and AR/VR. The research paper was published in Nature Nanotechnology on August 17, 2020. To slow down light, the Stanford researchers structured ultrathin silicon chips into nanoscale bars to resonantly trap light and then release or redirect it later. The approach is like creating an echo chamber to hold onto sound and direct it. These "high-quality-factor&quo...
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2020-08-13

Velodyne Partners University of Nevada, Reno to Build Smart and Safer Transportation Infrastructure

Velodyne Lidar announced a partnership with University of Nevada, Reno to advance research in transportation infrastructure. The university’s Nevada Center for Applied Research purchased and, in conjunction with the Nevada DOT and Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is using Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors in its Intelligent Mobility initiative to collect data aimed at making transportation more efficient, sustainable and safe. (Image: Velodyne Lidar) The program has integrated Velodyne Ultra Puck LiDAR sensors with traffic ...
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2020-08-11

Scantinel Photonics Demonstrates Its FMCW LiDAR for Autonomous Driving Technology Enhancement

LiDAR is considered to be the key technology for self-propelled vehicles. Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LIDAR - a cumbersome abbreviation for a disruptive technology - will facilitate the breakthrough in autonomous driving and, according to experts, will completely force the currently used Time of Light (TOF) LIDAR systems out of the market. Scantinel Photonics, a venture company supported by ZEISS Ventures, is a FMCW LiDAR expert in Europe. FMCW RADAR is already being offered as a standard driver assistance system in the a...
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2020-08-07

Ibeo Adopts AMS’ VCSEL for Its Solid-State LiDAR to Support Automotive Manufacturer Great Wall Motor

AMS and Ibeo Automotive Systems confirm that ams VCSEL technology is a core component of Ibeo’s new solid-state LiDAR solution, ibeoNEXT. Ibeo’s LiDAR system will be used in Level-3 automated driving on production vehicles at Great Wall Motor Company starting in 2022. The VCSEL manufacturing technology of ams allows for flexibility in layout design regarding number of pixels, their size and pitch, and specific addressability patterns. The VCSELs can differentiate in scan and flash applications as they are less sensitive to individual e...
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2020-07-30

Quanergy Unveils New 2D Industrial LiDAR Sensor for Mid-Long Range Measurement

Quanergy Systems revealed its new product M1, a 2D industrial LiDAR sensor for mid- to long-range, high precision measurement applications. The M1 joins the company’s M-Series to expand its industrial product portfolio by offering twice the price-performance vs legacy industrial LiDAR sensors. With up to double the range and range accuracy and 75% more data, M1 provides accuracy and object-detection at longer range compared to the legacy LiDAR sensors in the market today. (Image: Quanergy) The M1 2D LiDAR sensor is designed specifically to increase ...
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2020-07-29

Lucid Motors Introduces LiDAR Integrated ADAS for Lucid Air

Lucid Motors announced its DreamDrive, an ADAS system combining sensing solutions including LiDARS which will be equipped with Lucid Air revealing on September 9, 2020. Lucid Air that will be delivered in early 2021 is expected to be the first to market with the combination of a driver monitoring system and a sensor suite that includes high-resolution LIDAR as standard equipment. The DreamDrive technology suite supports 19 key safety, driving, and parking assist features that will be available on Lucid Air upon start of production, with another eight features e...
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