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Safer, Cost-Effective And More Efficient: An Integrated, FMCW-Enabled Approach
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom F
17:40 - 18:00
There are a few approaches to lidar, and while the most wide-spread is the pulsed, Time-of-Flight (AM) approach at 905 nm wavelength that is about to change. Just as radar evolved decades ago, lidar is evolving and many experts agree that the Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) approach is the next step in lidar technology. SiLC is one of a few FMCW champions and has demonstrated the benefits of their FMCW enabled integrated vision chip. The presentation from SiLC CEO Mehdi Asghari is about the vast differences in safety, cost, and efficiency between the two approaches and why the future of lidar lies in FMCW and the importance of silicon photonics in SiLC's integrated chip.
Speaker Biography (Mehdi Asghari)
An accomplished and successful serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the silicon photonics sector, Mehdi Asghari is the founder and CEO of SiLC Technologies, Mehdi's third silicon photonics company. Mehdi has authored and co-authored over 150 journal and conference publications and holds more than 40 active patents within the fields of silicon photonics and optoelectronics. Mehdi is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Masters in Optoelectronics from Heriot-Watt and St. Andrews Universities, with a Ph.D. in III/V Integrated Photonics from the University of Bath in the UK.
Company Profile (SiLC Technologies)
SiLC Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of chip-integrated FMCW LiDAR solutions, located in Monrovia, Southern California. Company's initial focus is on integrated 4D Vision Sensors targeting a wide range of applications. Founded by a group of highly experienced industry veterans with over 20 years of commercial product development and manufacturing heritage, SiLC utilizes a proprietary silicon-based semiconductor fabrication process to manufacture its chips and standard, automated IC style assembly processes, enabling robust, cost-effective and compact solutions. Please visit us at Silc.com.