Mirsense (Paris, France), founded in 2015, was created to commercialize more than 15 years of research conducted at III-V Lab, a joint-venture laboratory co-owned by Alcatel, Thales and Cea-Leti. The company develops quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) but its presentation at the summit was of “Multisense” which uses QCL for a multi gas detection chain integrated in a single package. It provides real-time sensing and mapping of gases for air quality and emission monitoring and is core of a handheld spectrometer that uses photoacoustic detection of gases below a few 100 part per billion.
XenomatiX NV (Leuven, Belgium) won the vote for the Imaging and Sensors Technology Showcase for 2018 with its solid-state combined lidar and 2D camera for autonomous cars. The product, presented by CEO Filip Geuens, uses sensor fusion to overlay 2D and 3D data. The solution monitors and analyzes a vehicle’s surroundings in real-time for autonomous driving systems. The company is engaged in system level sales to tier one suppliers to automobile makers.
The prize for each company is a free booth at next year’s event which will again be organized by SEMI and take place in Grenoble in September.
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