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Sponsorship Opportunities
Past Sponsors

Sponsors

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


Platinum Sponsor

Sama offers an end-to-end data labeling platform and fully managed annotation service, trusted by many of the Fortune 500 such as Walmart, Google and Nvidia. The powerful combination of our ML-powered platform and a directly managed workforce of annotators allows us to deliver high-quality labels via an ethical supply chain. Sama specializes in image, video and sensor data annotation and validation for dozens of autonomous vehicle use cases including lane marking annotation, object tracking with polygons, vehicle classification and many more.


Gold 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.


Gold Sponsor

iMerit is a leading AI data solutions company providing high quality data across computer vision, natural language processing and content services that power machine learning and artificial intelligence applications for large enterprises. iMerit provides end-to-end data labeling services to Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of industries including agricultural AI, autonomous vehicles, commerce, geospatial, government, financial services, medical AI and technology. iMerit employs more than 4,000 full-time data annotation experts in Bhutan, Europe, India and the United States. Raising $23.5 million in funding to date, iMerit investors are CDC Group, Khosla Impact, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and Omidyar Network.


Gold Sponsor

Mycronic’s Global Technologies Division is the leading manufacturer of assembly automation systems servicing the electronics and photonics industry within niche markets. These systems deliver ultra-high precision, high flexibility, and have the capacity to meet the needs of our customers across the complete spectrum of production volume. The division comprises two business units, MRSI and AEi. MRSI Systems (Mycronic Group), is the leading manufacturer of fully automated, high-speed, high-precision and flexible eutectic and epoxy die bonding systems. We offer 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. AEi (Mycronic Group) is the market leader of automated sensor assembly and test equipment. Applications include the automotive sector where we help our customers make ADAS a reality. We partner with drone enterprises to bring precision optical modules to this fast-expanding sector. And we work with defense companies to enable the deployment of AR/VR applications for the army. Our industry leadership in designing and building these systems is driven by a symbiotic combination of optical alignment algorithms, and sequential processing all within a compact design. Bringing these compelling elements together ensures our products deliver the best financial returns in the industry. Headquartered in Massachusetts, our customers are supported by a global network of direct service, application, and support professionals. For more information visit www.aeiboston.com


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.


Gold Sponsor

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software, systems and services in the areas of managing the product lifecycle (PLM – product lifecycle management) and management of industrial operations (MOM – manufacturing operations management), with over 15 million licenses sold and 140,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with clients to offer industrial software solutions that help companies worldwide to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by realizing their important innovations.


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.


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

Excellent light measurement technology: Instrument Systems stands for premium German quality and profound application-oriented expertise in light and display measurement. For over 30 years, we have specialized in high-quality spectroradiometers, imaging colorimeters and innovative display measurement systems. Known for highest color and luminance measurement accuracy our systems are indispensable in automotive and aviation industries, LED/luminaire manufacturing, the entertainment electronics field and in R&D labs. Leading automotive companies and their suppliers rely on Instrument Systems 2D measurement systems and software solutions to characterize displays, dashboards, light guides and control elements. In addition, we have longstanding experience in optical semiconductor device testing and our LED and VCSEL testing solutions are widely used in R&D as well as in production lines. Novel, advanced systems enable even the spectral and temporal characterization of VCSELs in the nanosecond regime. With innovative solutions, we enable state-of-the-art characterization and quality control for signal sources in automotive LIDAR.


Silver Sponsor

Phononic is reimagining cooling and heating in ways never thought possible. Its breakthrough technology is transforming industries and creating new markets with innovative solid-state solutions that disrupt antiquated business models and incumbent technologies. Phononic is the critical element of innovation needed to radically change what it means to be efficient, effective and sustainable. The company has been named to the 2016, 2017 and 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 lists, received the US EPA’s 2017 Emerging Tech Award, R&D 100 Award and more.


Silver Sponsor

SAES Group is an advanced materials company: our know-how is focused on gas-solid interactions and gettering, release of high purity vapours, shape memory and superelastic materials, integration of specialized functionalities into polymer systems. SAES provides products that allow customers to achieve lifetime device integrity of their MEMS. 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, to hydrogen absorbing films deposited on lids or sheets, to porous getters. SAES also provides a very large portfolio of active edge sealants, active transparent fillers, dispensable getters for a wide range of semi-hermetically sealed electronics and photonics devices. These are solventless formulations, tailored to address customers’ specific device designs and processes.


Silver 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.


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.


Bronze 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


Bronze Sponsor

Founded in 2017 and based in Munich, Germany, Blickfeld is a provider of cutting-edge LIDAR technology for autonomous mobility and IoT applications. The company has developed proprietary LIDAR technology based on patented silicon MEMS mirrors and commercial off-the-shelf components. The Blickfeld LIDAR technology meets the highest performance requirements at the cost and size needed for mass market adoption. Due to their range of configurable features, Blickfeld LIDARs provide solutions for multiple use-cases. Blickfeld’s team is made up of experienced professionals with renowned expertise in the fields of electronics, optics, MEMS and software. The company is backed by venture capital investors including Fluxunit (the corporate venture arm of lighting company Osram), High-Tech Gründerfonds, Tengelmann Ventures, and Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners.


Bronze Sponsor

Cognata provides the fast lane to autonomous driving with its testing and evaluation solution for self-driving vehicles—a realistic automotive simulation platform where virtual cars travel virtual roads in digital twins, from cities to unmarked terrain, all remarkably true to real-world conditions. Aside from using digital twins or entirely synthetic worlds for AV testing and validation, Cognata specializes in realistic sensor models for uncommon sensors: Radar, Lidar, Thermal cameras, ultrasonic and more. Working with some of the largest autonomous vehicle makers in Tier 1 companies in the world, Cognata brings the disruptive power of artificial intelligence and computer vision to the ADAS and autonomous driving simulation world and shaves years off the verification and validation process.


Bronze Sponsor

Deepen AI is a Silicon Valley startup focusing on annotation and validation of multi sensor autonomous vehicles and ADAS. Our solutions are configurable and include software licensing, IP licensing, and professional services. We manage the Safety Pool Initiative working with regulators and all the leading LIDAR/camera/sensor makers, Tier 1 automotive suppliers, automotive OEMs, and AI/robotics solution providers.


Bronze Sponsor

ELDIM is a French company located in Normandy. With more than 30 years of expertise in display technologies and metrology, our team focuses on developing advanced optical metrology tools that always provide competitive advantages to our customers. Our activity is divided in three divisions: optical metrology, optical shop, and video drivers. Based on home-made advanced optical designs, our products provide unbeatable resolution in angles. Our own optical shop allows the manufacturing of the complex optics used in our systems. It is a key parameter in the development and prototyping phase for production projects. It allows a very fast validation of your future production process. Since 1992, ELDIM's engineering teams have acquired a high knowledge in the optical analysis of angular properties of the light (in transmissive or reflective mode).


Bronze Sponsor

EMCORE (NASDAQ: EMKR) designs and manufactures custom optical chips, components and subsystems for specific industrial applications. For the automotive industry, EMCORE has developed a continuous wavelength, coherent optical source laser for LIDAR applications that delivers low linewidths and high power making it a perfect match for autonomous driving applications. EMCORE’s design provides a compact, robust solution for frequency modulation continuous wavelength (FMCW) sensing with high optical output power of 18 dBm in both the 1310 nm and 1550 nm wavelength bands. Its monolithic design, combined with double isolator makes the EMCORE LIDAR laser highly immune to mode or optical frequency hopping found with single isolator, external cavity designs. Mode or optical frequency hopping causes false readings in FMCW LIDAR, whereas EMCORE’s laser technology maintains optical frequency stability over temperature suppressing false readings. As a vertically-integrated manufacturer, EMCORE can support customizable form-factors from chip level to packaged component or micro-optical subassembly.


Bronze Sponsor

Hitachi High-Tech has more than 25 years’ experience, and aims to be a one-stop-shop for your opto-electronics needs, with a comprehensive list of optical components and materials in LIDAR technology. We work with a strong team of partners that offer high performance optical materials and services, such as glass aspherical lenses, thermoelectric coolers (TECs), metal/silicon/ceramic submounts , packages, photodiodes, flexible printed circuits, thermistors, micro-optics (prisms, mirrors, PBS, etc.), and photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design, test, and engineering services to support your product design.


Bronze Sponsor

Omnitron Sensors Inc, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a MEMS process development company that believes revolution comes from innovation in developing manufacturing platforms in silicon. We’re a startup company with a team of industry veterans and best-in-class technologists committed to a future of sensors. We’re out to impact every part of the sensor ecosystem, bringing Omnitron’s platform to the forefront of sensor development.


Bronze Sponsor

Parallel Domain's synthetic data platform helps autonomous vehicle & ADAS perception teams quickly train better ML models. PD Customers are able to accelerate the time to deploy safe autonomous systems by leveraging procedurally generated synthetic sensor data across the following applications: 1) boosting the improvement of long-tail deep learning class detection; 2) acquiring scenarios for which one cannot collect real-world data; and 3) integrating realistic synthetic sensor data into closed-loop perception stacks. Check out samples of Parallel Domain’s synthetic LIDAR + camera sequence on our website.


Bronze Sponsor

We're building the world's first software-defined lidar. A lidar system that actually acts like a 3D camera. HD resolution with full depth information at >200m range, no camera fusion required. Controllable zoom in software to see what you care about, no beam steering hacks involved. Easy to integrate and cheap to manufacture. Our patented, array-based lidar system enables hundreds of lasers to simultaneously be imaged instead of just one, increasing image resolution by >10x and improving manufacturability. We're backed by top VC's and are looking for great people to bring this future to light.


Bronze 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.


Bronze Sponsor

SUSS MicroOptics produces high-quality refractive and diffractive micro-optics for fiber coupling, collimation and beam homogenizing based on extensive experience in optical design, engineering, wafer-level manufacturing, metrology and packaging. SUSS MicroOptics is automotive qualified and key supplier for innovative photonic solutions in telecom, datacom, life science, laser, semiconductor equipment and automotive lighting. SUSS MicroOptics SA was formed in 1999 with the remit to supply its parent SUSS MicroTec AG with micro-optical elements for their lithography equipment. As the market for micro-optics grew, SUSS MicroOptics expanded to meet the new and diverse requirements, developing its product portfolio and expertise to become one of the leading producers of precision refractive and diffractive micro-optics in the world.


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) – FULLY BOOKED – 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) – FULLY BOOKED – 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) – FULLY BOOKED – 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) – FULLY BOOKED – 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.