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Luminar Technologies Inc. is acquiring its exclusive InGaAs chip design partner and manufacturer, OptoGration Inc. The acquisition secures a key part of Luminar’s supply chain and enables deeper integration with its existing chip design subsidiary Black Forest Engineering (BFE), which Luminar acquired in 2017.
Luminar is combining the latest technology from OptoGration and BFE to power its new fifth-generation lidar chip in Iris, the company’s lidar sensor, as the company prepares for series production of its product and technology. Luminar combines its InGaAs photodetector chips from OptoGration with silicon ASICs produced by BFE, to create its lidar receiver and processing chip. The chip can acquire and process gigabits…READ MORE