ActLight signs the second agreement on Single Photon Sensitivity technology with leading sensors company

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – ActLight, the Swiss technology company known for its world-class signal-to-noise ratio photodiodes, today announced the signing of a second service contract based on its single photon sensitivity technology with a leading company in the Swiss sensors market .

‘This contract is the natural continuation of the customer project that began in 2020 and was successfully completed earlier this year. We are very excited to continue our collaborative activities with a market player of this caliber and add value to their technology roadmap, ‘said Serguei Okhonin, Co-Founder and CEO of ActLight. ‘The introduction of Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) arrays in 3D sensor applications is an increasing reality today and the markets are demanding performance improvements (e.g. pixel scaling, higher QE in the near IR and higher performance / cost ratio). ActLight technology was developed to meet these specific needs and, thanks to its unique properties such as adjustable sensitivity, low voltage and digital display, is perfect as a reference solution for 3D systems used in smartphones, cars and other mainstream systems Products

‘The market for 3D sensors will reach $ 15 billion by 2026 (1) ”, commented Richard Liu, Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement. ‘This market is showing significant growth with a CAGR of 14.5% (2), which is now mainly supported by smartphone backside applications. The 3D sensor market is developing rapidly and offers great business opportunities. In addition to the smartphone application, Automotive ADAS (3) will be a large 3D sensor application. Recently, the impressive growth of very high intelligence EVs and ADAS is driving the adoption of LIDAR. ‘

1. Source: 3D Imaging and Sensing – Technology and Market Trends Report, Yole Développement, 2021
2. CAGR: Average annual growth rate
3. ADAS: advanced driver assistance systems

About ActLight SA

ActLight SA, the start-up company founded in 2011 and based in Switzerland, focuses on the field of CMOS photonics by developing a new type of photodetector, the Dynamic PhotoDiode (DPD). As a fabless company, ActLight specializes in the intellectual property (IP) of this area and operates primarily in the IP licensing business model.

The patented CMOS-based photonics technology enables the significant improvement in the efficiency and accuracy of various light sensor applications, such as B. Time-of-Flight (TOF) -based range finders, vital sign monitoring, 3D / 2D cameras and much more. ActLight operates in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, with a focus on mobile and wearable devices, healthcare / meditech, autonomous driving, drones, and robotics.

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