ON Semiconductor Acquires the Global SiPM, SPAD & LiDAR Provider SensL Technologies

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 11 May 2018, 07:03 Hrs
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SensL Technologies, a technology leader specializing in Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM), Single Photon Avalance Diode (SPAD) and LiDAR sensing products for automotive, medical, industrial and consumer markets has been acquired by ON Semiconductor Corporation. The acquisition establishes ON Semiconductor as a leader in sensing solutions for autonomous driving and ADAS applications, with a comprehensive portfolio of imaging, radar, ultrasound and LiDAR technologies.

Incorporated in 2004, SensL Technologies offer a range of Silicon Photomultipliers, SPAD Arrays and Measurement Instruments. With over 500 customers, SensL’s low-light sensors have been implemented in medical imaging, biophotonics, hazard & threat detection and LiDAR. Being a leader in depth sensing technologies for more than 15 years, SensL’s CMOS based technology provides the economies of scale for cost effective solid state LiDAR solutions.

Taner Ozcelik, SVP & GM, Image Sensor Group, says, “The entire SensL team, founded by Carl Jackson and led by Bryan Campbell, have done a great job in bringing SiPMs to market and we look forward to expanding their market success and continuing their product portfolio in LiDAR, medical imaging and radiation detection. The automotive sensor fusion demand is growing at an accelerated pace with a need for additional sensor technologies that are provided by the SensL team. Expanding our sensor technology assets and design capacity in Ireland will allow us to extend our leadership in established segments and to deliver new, world-class solutions for emerging segments.”

Founded in 1999, ON Semiconductor is a premier supplier of high performance, silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. Company’s rich portfolio helps customers effectively solve their design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting and more. It operates a world-class, value added supply chain and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets around the globe. ON Semiconductor provides a set of sensor solutions for next generation highly autonomous vehicles and to cement their position in the image sensing and ultrasonic park assistance. In the coming second half of the year, ON Semiconductor focuses on introducing samples to the market which incorporate technology from radar assets acquired in 2017.

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