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Denso Invests in Trilumina's Automotive Tech

Photonics Spectra
Jun 2016
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Looking to speed up the adoption of lidar and driver monitoring technologies in advanced driver assistance systems, advanced technology supplier Denso International America Inc. has invested in TriLumina Corp., a semiconductor laser technology company that provides light sources for lidar and interior illumination products.

TriLumina has developed eye-safe semiconductor lasers, helping to accelerate the automotive industry's adoption of semiautonomous and autonomous vehicles by providing lasers for 100 percent solid-state lidar products and advanced driver monitoring systems. The company is also targeting depth sensing and gesture control for the industrial robotics, commercial and consumer electronics markets.

Denso is a provider of automotive advanced technology, systems and components in the thermal, powertrain control, electronic and information fields. TriLumina develops, manufactures and integrates semiconductor solutions.

An acronym of light detection and ranging, describing systems that use a light beam in place of conventional microwave beams for atmospheric monitoring, tracking and detection functions. Ladar, an acronym of laser detection and ranging, uses laser light for detection of speed, altitude, direction and range; it is often called laser radar.
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