How This Tech in Self-Driving Cars Is Paving a Road Beyond Silicon


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Fortune LiDAR

Ever heard of gallium nitride transistors? You’re about to thanks to Lidar in cars. 

In the future, self-driving cars will require laser-based sensing tech, and these systems will need new types of high-speed transistors and chips that can beat out silicon.

That’s the assertion of Alex Lidow, a Stanford PhD physicist, entrepreneur, and CEO and founder of Efficient Power Conversion (commonly called EPC), a company based in El Segundo, Calif. that makes transistors and chips out of a material that operates more quickly and efficiently—and costs less than silicon.


Last modified: September 16, 2016

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