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Past Sponsors

Sponsors

Online sponsorships for Automotive LIDAR 2021 are available. For further information and questions about sponsorships, please click here.


Gold Sponsor

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is one of the guiding lights both in technological development and in the manufacture of high-quality products. For nearly four decades, the high-tech company has been investing in research and developing new products on the technological cutting edge – enabling OSRAM Opto Semiconductors to set international standards in the fields of automotive, illumination, visualization and sensor technology. The expertise of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors extends from basic semiconductor technologies to individual customer applications. The company produces top-quality solutions in various fields such as sensor technology and laser systems. The product portfolio is comprised of high-performance light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive and general lighting applications and miniature LEDs for mobile devices, as well as infrared LEDs (IREDs), semiconductor lasers and detectors. One of the global player’s top priorities is offering its customers professional and comprehensive support based on many years of well-founded expertise.


Silver Sponsor

EPC is the leading provider of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power management technology and is doing more than just improving efficiency of electrical power. It is also enabling new, life-changing applications that didn’t exist five years ago. From wireless power and autonomous vehicles to high-speed mobile communications, low cost satellites, and transformations in medical care, among many others, GaN is becoming the preferred technology for progressive companies that are eager to remain at the forefront of their industries.


Silver Sponsor

Hamamatsu Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), a leading manufacturer of devices for the measurement of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. In the automotive area, we offer highly reliable optoelectronic components for safety systems, automatic climate control systems, data communications, and other advanced car features.


Silver Sponsor

Imec aims to be the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, energy and education. As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 75 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.


Silver Sponsor

The SAES Getters Group is the world leader in a variety of applications where vacuum, hermetic or ultra-high purity gas conditions are required. SAES Getters provides products that allow customers to achieve lifetime device integrity of their MEMS devices. There are many configurations of Getter solutions available for integration inside a device ranging from SAES' thin film page material deposited on lids or wafers, hydrogen only absorbing thin materials deposited on lids or sheets to porous Getters that are installed inside devices.


Bronze Sponsor

Cognata is a leading global supplier of large-scale automotive simulation for the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle markets. Working with leading automotive technology companies around the world, Cognata’s end-to-end simulation platform accelerates time to market by delivering simulation solutions for the entire automated driving product lifecycle, from training to testing to deployment. Cognata delivers large-scale simulation to responsibly accelerate the time to market of automated driving. Deploying safe and reliable automated driving systems requires training and testing over billions of miles and in a near-infinite number of corner cases. Time, cost, and safety make physical testing an impossible standalone solution. Simulation is an essential complement. Large-scale simulation is the core of Cognata. Our commercially deployed solution provides ADAS and autonomous vehicle developers a platform of unparalleled realism and scale for training and testing their automated driving technology over billions of virtual miles and custom scenarios safely and at a fraction of the time and cost of physical testing.


Bronze Sponsor

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH has positioned itself as a global technology leader for LIDAR sensors and the associated products and software tools. This technology is used in vehicle assistance systems and in the field of autonomous driving. Ibeo has made it its mission to reinvent mobility by transforming vehicles into cooperative partners, thus making road traffic even safer. With its new 4D solid state LIDAR ibeoNEXT,Ibeo set a milestone on the path to fully autonomous driving.Ibeo employs more than 400 people at its locations in Hamburg (Germany), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Detroit (USA) and is about to establish a subsidiary in China.Since 2016, automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG has held a 40 per cent share in Ibeo. In 2018, Ibeo has celebrated its 20th anniversary.In August 2019, China’s largest SUV and pickup truck manufacturer Great Wall Motor Company announced that they plan to choose Ibeo as LIDAR supplier for its production vehicles.


Bronze Sponsor

MRSI Systems, part of Mycronic Group, is the leading manufacturer of fully automated, high-speed, high-precision and flexible eutectic and epoxy die bonding systems. We offer “one-stop-shop” solutions for research and development, low-to-medium volume production, and high-volume manufacturing of photonic devices such as lasers, detectors, modulators, AOCs, WDM/EML TO-Cans, optical transceivers, LIDAR, VR/AR, sensors, and optical imaging products. With 30+ years of industry experience and our worldwide local technical support team, we provide the most effective systems and assembly solutions for all packaging levels including chip-on-wafer (CoW), chip-on- carrier (CoC), PCB, and gold-box packaging.


Bronze Sponsor

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market, serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. For more than 30 years, STMicroelectronics has been a leader in automotive technology using its unrivalled combination of product design skills, high-quality manufacturing resources and partnerships with key players in the automotive ecosystem to make cars greener, safer, more economical and more enjoyable. The company’s automotive-solutions portfolio covers all key application areas in the car: safety, powertrain, car body, and infotainment. ST combines an unparalleled platform of advanced technologies with an unswerving commitment to quality, and a thorough understanding of the automotive market. ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.


Bronze Sponsor

Velodyne provides smart, powerful LIDAR solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough LIDAR sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder and CEO, David Hall, invented real-time surround view LIDAR systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective PuckTM, the versatile Ultra PuckTM, the autonomy-advancing Alpha PuckTM, the ADAS-optimized VelarrayTM, and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.


Association Sponsor

The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions. 


Media Sponsor

LIDAR Magazine, a Spatial Media publication, promotes the adoption of lidar and imaging technology. Dr. A. Stewart Walker leads an expert editorial team, bringing insights and commentary to readers via print editions, eNewsletters, webinars and more. Published 8x annually, the magazine reaches a global audience of geomatics and engineering professionals. Founded in 2003, Spatial Media LLC (Frederick, Maryland) is an advanced internet media provider, operating websites, eNewsletters and interactive magazines within several hi-tech sectors. More than sixty industry experts regularly contribute to Spatial Media’s publications, making it one of the largest geospatial media organizations in the world. Properties include Amerisurv.com; GISuser.com and others.



Sponsorship Opportunities

For further information or questions about sponsorships, please contact Jessica Ingram at
jessica@microtechventures.com or call 360-929-0114.

Platinum Sponsor ($15,000) – includes:

  • Five (5) conference passes (transferable to individuals outside of sponsor’s company or organization)
  • Conference participant list (with contact information)
  • Opportunity to give a 10-minute talk during main conference session
  • Virtual sponsor booth page in the online networking platform
  • Access to all live talks, recordings, and presentation slides
  • Access to the online AI-enabled networking platform
  • Recognition as Platinum Sponsor, company logo and description on event website and networking platform; marketing exposure through preconference email and social media promotions
  • Event promotions will reach 70,000 to 80,000 individuals in the automotive, sensors, MEMS, electronics, and semiconductor industry segments.

Gold Sponsor ($10,000) – includes:

  • Four (4) conference passes (transferable to individuals outside of sponsor’s company or organization)
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor
  • All other items the same as Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor ($7,500) – includes:

  • Three (3) conference passes (transferable to individuals outside of sponsor’s company or organization)
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor
  • Opportunity to give a 5-minute talk during main conference session
  • All other items the same as Platinum Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor ($5,000) – includes:

  • Two (2) conference passes (transferable to individuals outside of sponsor’s company or organization)
  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor
  • Opportunity to give a 5-minute talk during main conference session
  • All other items the same as Platinum Sponsor

Online sponsor space is limited. Sign up today!


Past Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors from the 2018-2020 events.


Platinum Sponsor

LeddarTech is an industry leader providing the most versatile and scalable automotive LiDAR development platform based on the unique LeddarEngine, which consists of a suite of automotive-grade and functional safety certified SoCs working in tandem with LeddarSP software. The company is responsible for several technological innovations in cutting-edge mobility, remote-sensing applications. Automotive active safety, autonomous cars and shuttles, intelligent transportation, inner-city fleet vehicles, and more, are being enhanced, using patented LeddarTech technologies.


Platinum Sponsor

Ouster is a LIDAR and autonomous vehicle technology company. We sell the OS-1 LIDAR which is the most capable, powerful, and affordable sensor on the market and the only sensor that can be integrated for both robotaxis and ADAS. We work with major OEMs, Tier 1s, and AV companies to make safe autonomous driving and driver-assist technologies a reality.


Gold Sponsor

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass, glass ceramics and hermetic packaging. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers the broadest portfolio on the market for LIDAR sensors. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries.


Gold Sponsor

SilTerra Malaysia is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering a full range of process technologies covering our core business in CMOS technologies (advanced logic, RFCMOS, mixed signal and high voltage) to leading edge technologies in MEMS, silicon photonics, bio-photonics and power. SilTerra’s wafer fab has a capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month. SilTerra also offers MEMS foundry services and a unique MEMS-on-CMOS technology. Under the MEMS foundry services, we help customers realize working prototypes from their proof of concept, support the transfer or set-up of customer owned process and ramp-up to high volume manufacturing (all in one fab). With our MEMS-on-CMOS technology, we have the capability to build the MEMS devices on pre-processed CMOS wafers thus offering a “truly monolithic MEMS integrated solution”. This integrated technology provides a cost-effective, multi-functional chip with a smaller footprint. SilTerra provides proven silicon validated MEMS devices to our customers. SilTerra offers various MEMS on CMOS devices such as: pMUT(piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers), BAW and SAW (bulk and surface acoustic wave) resonators, optical micro-mirror arrays, zero level package (ZLP), nano-wires, and sensors. Applications include frequency control products, data projectors, finger print sensors, medical imaging and industrial sensors.


Gold Sponsor, Silver Sponsor

“All designs. All materials. All applications.” Teledyne offers unmatched MEMS capability, from design to prototyping on 150mm wafers through to volume 200mm production. Teledyne DALSA and Teledyne Micralyne combine to collaborate with customers offering decades of experience across a vast process portfolio. Our deep expertise in materials and processes, combined with state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative R&D resources drive continuous improvement, learning, and innovation. Teledyne delivers a scalable suite of MEMS and microfabrication capabilities that allow customers to ramp up to meet their business development goals. We are a trusted development and manufacturing partner for process and product IP. Contact us to find out more.


Gold Sponsor

WACKER is among the world’s leading and most research intensive chemical companies and is a worldwide innovation partner to customers in many key global sectors. Products range from silicones for automotive, transportation, aerospace and many other diverse industries; binders and polymer additives to bioengineered pharmaceutical actives and hyperpure silicon for semiconductor and solar applications. With around 16,900 employees, WACKER generated sales of €5.29 billion (2015). Headquartered in Munich, Germany, WACKER globally has 25 production sites, 21 technical competence centers and 48 sales offices. WACKER is represented regionally in North America by WACKER Chemical Corporation in Adrian, MI. As a technology leader focusing on sustainability and a Responsible Care® member, WACKER promotes products and ideas that offer high value-added potential to ensure a better quality of life based on energy efficiency and protection of the climate and environment. WACKER is certified to ISO 9001 and RC 14001.


Silver Sponsor, Startup Showcase Sponsor

The AGC Group, with Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. at its core, is a world-leading supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals and other high-tech materials and components. AGC Automotive specializes in production of windows (OEM and replacement) for vehicle manufacturers. It also provides ready-to-assemble systems (fixation devices), higher value added functional systems (antennas, sensors, heating elements) and enhanced property glazing (improved thermal, sound and vision comfort). Wideye is a dedicated entity of AGC, totally focused on autonomous vehicle ecosystem, thanks to 3 value axes: supply of exclusive infrared transparent glass for vision and non-vision glazing and LIDAR covers, tailor made design of parts for LIDAR integration, and LIDAR’s global integration with partners. For more information about Wideye go to http://www.wideye.vision


Silver Sponsor, Reception Sponsor

Hamamatsu Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), a leading manufacturer of devices for the measurement of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. In the automotive area, we offer highly reliable optoelectronic components for safety systems, automatic climate control systems, data communications, and other advanced car features.


Silver Sponsor

Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D-sensing capabilities.


Bronze Sponsor

Cepton provides state-of-the-art, intelligent, LIDAR-based solutions for a range of markets such as autonomous driving, ADAS, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), security, crowd analytics, and industrial robotics. Cepton’s patented MMT®-based LIDAR technology enables reliable, scalable and cost-effective solutions that deliver long range, high resolution 3D perception for smart applications. Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans with over two decades of collective experience across a wide range of advanced LIDAR and imaging technologies, Cepton is focused on the mass market commercialization of high performance, high quality LIDAR solutions. Cepton is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA, with a presence in Germany, Canada, U.K., Japan and India to serve a fast-growing global customer base.


Bronze Sponsor

Hesse Mechatronics offers ball, ribbon and fine/heavy wedge bonders. Wire bonding is used in LiDAR, pressure sensors, quantum computers, battery packs, inverters and many other types of devices due to its proven reliability, low cost of ownership and flexibility. Deep-access, low-looping and long wire spans are all achievable. Our Process integrated Quality Control (PiQC) monitors up to 5 variables simultaneously to ensure consistency with no cycle time impact. We can handle round wire sizes from 12.5 microns up to 500 microns and ribbon widths from 35 microns up to 2000 microns. Wire/ribbon types are usually Al, Au, or Cu for wedge and Au for ball bonding. Hesse wire bonders have large working areas ranging from 305 x 410mm up to 370 x 870mm. Our new smart welders and thermo-sonic welders utilize ultrasonic energy to form bonds without wire and an attractive alternative to laser welding.


Bronze Sponsor

As a key provider of EEL laser sources and optical systems in the LIDAR market, Hitronics Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to global LIDAR companies and the automobile industries, offering high levels of accuracy, productivity, and reliability at a low cost. Hitronics develops patented eye-safe laser (1550nm) and 905nm laser modules, precision optics for LIDAR transmitters and receivers, and leading-edge assembly processes and modules for LIDAR, 3D mapping, range finding, and telemetry applications for a wide range of end-user markets including: autonomous driving, robotics, logistics, airborne scanners, and also the consumer markets.With a talented and fast-growing engineering team, Hitronics embraces the challenges of quality and cost-effectiveness in the LIDAR industry. With a 250,000 square feet facility and 800 skilled employees, Hitronics is certified by IATF16949 and is headquartered in Fuzhou, mainland China.


Bronze Sponsor

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company offers an extensive lineup of capacitor solutions that are essential for developing electronic devices, as well as integrated silicon devices with exceptional frequency characteristics for LiDAR applications. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.


Bronze Sponsor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company's products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications. ON Semiconductor provides market leading silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) and single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) sensors for LIDAR and depth sensing applications in the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. It has created a suite of sensor products that enable our customers to acquire the depth data need for their applications: whether it is high resolution depth imaging with SPAD arrays, or long-distance ranging to low reflectivity targets with our NIR-enhanced SiPMs.


Bronze Sponsor

SEKISUI is a global supplier to provide material solution to automotive autonomous sensing technologies, ADAS, electrified powertrains, and infotainment. We have leading technology for thermal management, EMI/RFI shielding, milli-wave absorber and a variety of sealing and adhesive solutions for radar/LIDAR applications. SEKISUI has been selected as one of the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (2019 Global 100). 2019 is the second consecutive and fourth time overall that SEKISUI Chemical has been included in this index.


Bronze Sponsor, Breakfast Sponsor

Shin-Etsu, utilizing strengths from multiple divisions, offers an extensive product line of frontend materials, traditional packaging materials, advanced packaging materials and assembly materials. Shin-Etsu has the leading position for many materials utilized to manufacture and assemble sensors. Our products include resists, adhesion promoters, thermal interface material, molding compounds, encapsulants, silicone and epoxy coatings along with die attachment material.


Lanyard Sponsor

Lumotive is a Seattle-based, startup company developing high-performance LIDAR for autonomous vehicles. The company’s LIDAR systems leverage innovative beam steering technology based on patented Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces to deliver an unprecedented combination of high performance (as measured by range, resolution and frame rate) and readiness for mass adoption (measured by cost, reliability and size). Lumotive’s beam steering chips enable this unique combination because they are optically large, enabling high performance, and manufactured with mature semiconductor processes, enabling low cost and high reliability.


Program Sponsor

Phantom Intelligence reduces collisions by making reliable obstacle detection systems affordable to all vehicles. Phantom Intelligence’ collision warning sensor technology can be trusted where other sensors fail. Compact, low-cost and without moving parts, LIDAR sensors powered by Phantom Intelligence meet stringent environmental and security requirements to provide 360-degree awareness. Phantom Intelligence provides crucial signal processing algorithms that enhance the range and reliability of LIDAR (laser-based) obstacle detection devices. We currently showcase this technology within solid-state, low to medium resolution "flash" LIDAR sensors, used for collision warning applications. Our sensors provide accurate detection of vehicles, pedestrians and other targets under conditions where camera-based systems would fail (low-light, camera saturation, low-contrast, obscurants such as rain or snow etc.) and where radar systems would be less efficient (cluttered environments, "soft" obstacles).


Innovation Sponsor

EPC is the leading provider of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power management technology and is doing more than just improving efficiency of electrical power. It is also enabling new, life-changing applications that didn’t exist five years ago. From wireless power and autonomous vehicles to high-speed mobile communications, low cost satellites, and transformations in medical care, among many others, GaN is becoming the preferred technology for progressive companies that are eager to remain at the forefront of their industries.


Simulation Sponsor

OnScale is the world’s first Solver-as-a-Service platform – a combination of advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) multi-physics solvers with a scalable cloud high-performance computing (HPC) engine. OnScale breaks performance barriers for engineers by providing near-limitless Cloud HPC resources to solve today’s toughest engineering challenges. OnScale also breaks cost barriers for engineering teams of all sizes by providing world-class CAE multi-physics solvers and Cloud HPC on a subscription-based pay-as-you-go pricing model. With OnScale, engineers can run massive multi-million degree-of-freedom multi-physics simulations and vast numbers of simulations in parallel to optimize systems like ultrasonic transducer arrays for near-field 3D object classification for ADAS applications very quickly with minimal cost. Design studies that were once impossible with legacy CAE tools and on-premise HPC are now possible.


Reception Sponsor

Infineon designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive electronics, industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, and hardware-based security. Combining entrepreneurial success with responsible action, at Infineon we make the world easier, safer and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Infineon's components play an essential role wherever electric energy is generated, transmitted and used efficiently. Furthermore, they safeguard data communication, improve safety on roads and reduce automotive emissions. Infineon organizes its operations in four segments: automotive, industrial power control, power management and multimarket, and chip card and security. The automotive product range includes: 32-bit automotive microcontrollers for powertrain, safety and driver assistance systems, discrete power semiconductors, IGBT modules, industrial microcontrollers, magnetic and pressure sensors, power ICs, radar sensor ICs (77 GHz), transceivers (CAN, LIN, ethernet, FlexRay), voltage regulators, etc.


Lunch Sponsor

GDSI is the first true, bona fide service company in the USA to offer non-contact dicing using the Stealth Laser approach. Dicing represents one of numerous physical challenges with producing MEMS and sensor devices on a commercial scale. Stealth creates an internal scribe or modification layer in the material, eliminating the need to protect your device layer. Same day service is possible. 25+ years of experience supporting both NPI and production programs in the Silicon Valley. Special emphasis on custom thinning, dicing, automated pick and inspection of fragile parts with protection of the device in mind. ISO 9001:2015 registered with a robust quality management system. Offering consultation on mask layout so your MEMS wafer can accommodate Stealth Laser dicing. GDSI collaborates with several large IC foundries and MEMS manufacturing groups, focusing on yield improvement and design for manufacturability for your device.


Lunch Sponsor

HANA Automotive stands ready to meet your R&D and new PCBA products for local automotive suppliers with global expectations. Our team of application/manufacturing engineers and project managers, based in our Twinsburg, OH headquarters and Michigan based sales office offer local support. The Twinsburg manufacturing facility can ramp production of “Made in USA” products for your customers. In addition, we have high volume capabilities in manufacturing plants in Thailand, Cambodia and China.With HANA Automotive you get the ease, efficiency and expertise of US-based engineering and sales interaction with the flexibility of global manufacturing capacity.The Hana Team has solid experience developing manufacturing processes for automotive PCBAs, tire tags, LCDs, IR camera modules, and other automotive products. Whether you are running a fabless business model requiring a turnkey contract manufacturer or simply need a PCBA manufacturing partner to augment existing capacity, the HANA Automotive Team is ready to meet your low or high-volume needs.


Simulation Sponsor

TASS International, a Siemens Business, supports the global automotive industry in the creation of safer and smarter vehicles and is known for its unique development methodology, offering a set of advanced simulation software tools, tailor made engineering solutions and state-of-the-art testing and certification facilities and services, with the aim to improve integrated safety systems of vehicles and boost the development of highly automated and connected driving. TASS International helps to develop better products, increased speed-to-market and more robust and cost-effective development processes. TASS International is a leading organization and has a history of more than 25 years, employing 200 people in 11 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Helmond in The Netherlands, it operates several laboratories, under which isa unique facility for testing and validation of intelligent transportation systems and cooperative driving technologies. Its software brands PreScanTM, Delft-TyreTM and MADYMOTM are familiar names to the OEMs and to suppliers in the automotive industry.


Breakfast Sponsor

Shin-Etsu, utilizing strengths from multiple divisions, offers an extensive product line of frontend materials, traditional packaging materials, advanced packaging materials and assembly materials. Shin-Etsu has the leading position for many materials utilized to manufacture and assemble sensors. Our products include resists, adhesion promoters, thermal interface material, molding compounds, encapsulants, silicone and epoxy coatings along with die attachment material.


Internet Sponsor

MRSI Systems, part of Mycronic Group, is the leading manufacturer of fully automated, high-speed, high-precision and flexible eutectic and epoxy die bonding systems. We offer “one-stop-shop” solutions for research and development, low-to-medium volume production, and high-volume manufacturing of photonic devices such as lasers, detectors, modulators, AOCs, WDM/EML TO-Cans, optical transceivers, LIDAR, VR/AR, sensors, and optical imaging products. With 30+ years of industry experience and our worldwide local technical support team, we provide the most effective systems and assembly solutions for all packaging levels including chip-on-wafer (CoW), chip-on- carrier (CoC), PCB, and gold-box packaging.


Past Research and Development Partner

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden, Germany is your access to know-how, expertise and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. The Fraunhofer IPMS is one of 72 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Germany, and also in Europe. It is devoted to research of practical utility. Relying on 25,000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a research budget of 2.6 billion euros.


Past Media Sponsors

Media Sponsor

The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions.


LIDAR Magazine, a Spatial Media publication, promotes the adoption of lidar and imaging technology. Dr. A. Stewart Walker leads an expert editorial team, bringing insights and commentary to readers via print editions, eNewsletters, webinars and more. Published 8x annually, the magazine reaches a global audience of geomatics and engineering professionals. Founded in 2003, Spatial Media LLC (Frederick, Maryland) is an advanced internet media provider, operating websites, eNewsletters and interactive magazines within several hi-tech sectors. More than sixty industry experts regularly contribute to Spatial Media’s publications, making it one of the largest geospatial media organizations in the world. Properties include Amerisurv.com; GISuser.com and others.


RSIP Vision provides computer vision and image processing consulting and algorithms for the broadest range of activity sectors, including work in automotive/ADAS with all kind of machine learning projects. Our engineers are experts in artificial intelligence, deep learning and all the most advanced computer vision techniques. RSIP Vision has been delivering state-of-the-art R&D consulting and outsourcing services throughout the globe for over 25 years, including sophisticated turnkey solutions in 3D reconstruction, automatic classification, detection, object tracking, registration and more. RSIP Vision's custom software solutions ensure precision, reducing time to market, curtailing costs and freeing labor. Our engineers are located in the S. Francisco Bay Area, Boston and Jerusalem. We also publish Computer Vision News, the online magazine of the artificial intelligence community.


The Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) is an organization that provides members with: direct and personal access to industry leaders, exclusive events across the broad scope of the automotive industry, and networking and interaction with key influencers. SAA members include every automotive industry professional interested in timely and useful auto industry data, discussion and dissemination of ideas, concepts and solutions.