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Sivers Photonics receives £325K to develop quantum-based LiDAR for vehicle safety applications

Date Announced: 09 Dec 2020

Glasgow, UK – Sivers Photonics has received £324,800 of Innovate UK, government funding, for its part in SPIDAR – a quantum project to develop range finding and 3D imaging systems for driver assisted and autonomous vehicles. The project is in collaboration with high-profile, commercial partners Toshiba, Network Rail and Thales UK, amongst others.

Billy McLaughlin, Sivers Photonics MD, pictured, right, commented, “The SPIDAR project will develop single-photon, infrared imaging, detection and ranging technology. This technology will be used to sense the proximity of objects and other vehicles for driver safety and self-driving vehicle applications; a market valued at $556 Billion by 2026 (according to Allied Market Research: Global Autonomous Vehicle Market).

“Cameras are used to detect single photon, light particles in the infra-red region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The distance to the detected object or range, is the measured time from the photon’s emission, to the object and back again.

“The photon detector delivers sub-nanosecond precision, detecting single photons from the faintest possible reflections. This technology enables a far greater detection range for 3D cameras than is currently available, enhancing both safety and effectiveness when deployed in real-life applications like vehicle safety.”

The total SPIDAR project grant is worth £3.62 million, split between Sivers Photonics and project partners Toshiba Research, Network Rail Infrastructure, Thales UK, Bay Photonics, Heriot-Watt University, Horiba Mira, IQE, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow.

About Sivers Photonics

Sivers Photonics (previously CST Global) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sivers Semiconductors AB. Sivers Semiconductors is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Stockholm.

The company's Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bank, +46 8 463 83 00, certifiedadviser@penser.se.

Sivers Semiconductors AB is a leading and internationally recognized technology company that, through its two business areas Wireless and Photonics, supplies chips and integrated modules. Wireless develops RF chips and antennas for advanced 5G systems for data and telecommunications networks.

Photonics develops and manufactures semiconductor-based optical products for optical fiber networks, sensors and optical fiber communications (Li-Fi). The company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Stockholm under SIVE. The head office is located in Kista, Sweden.

For more information contact: www.sivers-semiconductors.com


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