“Gallium nitride is blazingly fast, 100 or maybe even 1000 times faster than silicon in a LiDAR application,” Alex Lidow, CEO and founder of EPC

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Velodyne will continue to sell spinning “puck”-style LiDAR units for automated vehicles developed for on-demand ride services, though the new non-spinning solid-state chip, developed with Los Angeles-based Efficient Power Corp., or EPC, is designed to be integrated into the exterior of vehicles for retail car buyers, Jellen said. The new chips are tiny, just 4 square millimeters, yet highly efficient owing to a new monolithic gallium nitride integrated circuit developed with EPC.

 

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