Luminar’s patent portfolio supporting Mercedes-Benz’ strategic move toward LiDAR adoption in automotive applications

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – February 4, 2022 | In January 2022, Mercedes-Benz, the consumer brand of Daimler, acquired a stake in Luminar Technologies equaling about 1.5 million shares, less than 1% of the company (see here). Such an acquisition results in the collaboration between two important players in the LiDAR for automotive patent landscape. Indeed, on[…]

Aledia benefits from a strong patent portfolio on GaN-on-Silicon nanowire LEDs to address the LED display market

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – September 14, 2020 | Aledia was spun off from Cea-Leti in 2011 to develop a disruptive 3D LED technology based on the standard 200-mm Si platform, which would shrink the cost per chip in comparison with the conventional 2D LED technology. Earlier this year, the startup announced its plan to build a[…]

GaN-on-Si: many opportunities are driven by microLED, power electronics and RF electronics

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – January 24, 2020 | “2015-2020 period has shown tremendous and decisive changes within the GaN-on-Si landscape, especially the strategy of players involved” affirms Nicolas Baron, CEO and Co-founder of KnowMade. He adds: “For example, Toshiba’s withdrawal from white LED market and the acquisition of IR by Infineon Technologies in 2015”. OUTLINES: –[…]

Solid-state lighting source: a business opportunity of US$32 billion in 2024

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – September 30, 2019: SSL sources aren’t new technologies. In fact, they’ve existed since the 1960s. However, only in the last 25 years have they started appearing in high-volume applications. Yole Développement (Yole) estimates therefore that the overall SSL source market will grow from US$20.4 billion in 2018 to US$32.3 billion in 2024,[…]