Denso Invests In VCSEL Startup TriLumina
Driver assistance systems supplier looks to accelerate adoption of LiDAR and driver monitoring in autonomous vehicles
Denso International America has invested in TriLumina, a semiconductor laser technology company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that focuses on providing VCSEL light sources for laser radar (LiDAR) and interior illumination products.
Denso is looking to speed up the adoption of LiDAR and driver monitoring technologies in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which are key technologies used in autonomous vehicles. This strategic investment enables TriLumina to gain broader access to the automotive market.
"As a supplier of advanced driver assistance systems Denso is eager to work closely with TriLumina to bring high-performance, cost effective light source solutions to the market," said Tony Cannestra, director of corporate Ventures for Denso International America.
TriLumina, a spin-off from Sandia National Labs, is targeting LiDAR and driver management systems in ADAS as well as depth sensing and gesture control for industrial robotics, commercial and consumer electronics markets.
"It's critical to work with leading Tier 1 suppliers like Denso as we introduce and deploy technology that will shape the automotive industry for years to come. It's a tremendous endorsement of our technology to have Denso engage as one of our Tier 1 partners, work with us to become qualified, and help fuel development," said Kirk Otis, CEO of TriLumina.
Denso's Silicon Valley office actively works with startup companies, and through these types of partnerships expects to gain access to new technologies in the areas of autonomous drive, electric vehicles, transportation, batteries, and energy storage while also expanding Denso's overall presence and visibility within entrepreneurial networks.
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