SOS Lab, a LiDAR startup for self-driving cars, and ON Semiconductor, suppliers of semiconductor-based solutions, signed a LiDAR collaboration memorandum of understanding to advance the development and commercialisation of LiDAR technology for the automotive and smart factory markets.
Under the agreement, both companies plan to use their respective technologies jointly to accelerate the development and commercialisation of LiDAR systems in the focus markets. SOS Lab provides high-power VCSEL light sources & Metalens optical technology while ON Semiconductor offers high-resolution SPAD Arrays used for sensing single photons making the combination ideal for a solid-state LiDAR time-of-flight application.
ON Semiconductor provides intelligent sensing solutions for automotive and autonomous perception, with advanced technology targeting all sensing modalities including image sensors, radar, and LiDAR. SOS Lab is a South Korea based LiDAR startup focusing on developing small-scale, accurate, and affordable LiDAR sensors for self-driving cars, autonomous things, hyper automation, AI security and related industries.
JiSeong Jeong, CEO of SOS Lab said,“ We expect to develop (solid-state) type lidars more quickly and plan to mass-produce LiDARs for vehicles with built-in headlamps and bumpers within 2-3 years. The signing of an MOU with a global leading semiconductor company such as ON Semiconductor has once again proved that SOS Lab's technology is the best in the world.”