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MicroVision, STMicroelectronics to Collaborate

Industrial Photonics
Jan 2017
REDMOND, Wash. — 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.

GLOSSARY
lidar
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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