MicroVision, STMicroelectronics to Collaborate

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REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 17, 2016 — Laser projection microdisplay developer MicroVision Inc. has signed a deal with STMicroelectronics, a Geneva, Switzerland-based electronics and semiconductor manufacturer, to collaborate on MEMS-based laser scanners.

The co-marketing agreement covers technology development and seeks to build on an existing arrangement pertaining to pico projectors and head-up display applications.

"ST and MicroVision anticipate targeting emerging markets and applications including virtual and augmented reality, 3D sensing and advanced driver assistance systems,” said MicroVision in a statement.

The companies plan on targeting a variety of applications including lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles.

Published: November 2016
Lidar, short for light detection and ranging, is a remote sensing technology that uses laser light to measure distances and generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape and characteristics of objects and surfaces. Lidar systems typically consist of a laser scanner, a GPS receiver, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU), all integrated into a single system. Here is how lidar works: Laser emission: A laser emits laser pulses, often in the form of rapid and repetitive laser...
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