EPIC Meeting on LIDAR Technologies for Automotive at Anteryon

30-31 October 2019

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Hosted at: Anteryon

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Sponsored by:

Gold sponsors

JePPIX Pilot Line
PIXAPP Pilot Line

Silver sponsor

ficonTEC (1)

Bronze sponsors

MIRPHAB Pilot Line

LIDAR is the driver of autonomous cars… or not. What we can be sure about is that the LIDAR demands in terms of size, price and reliability by the automotive industry, new developments in photonics need to be made. The vision of the automotive industry is to place LIDARs in headlights and taillights, bumpers, roof, and other places in the car, at low cost, high durability, low maintenance, high stability, etc. Each of this locations with different required specifications. The goal of the EPIC Meeting on LIDAR for Automotive is to bring together the full supply chain and discuss the unmet needs from TIER1 suppliers and OEMs, and discuss the need for new photonics developments, such as wafer-level and freeform optics, high power laser diodes, integrated photonics, assembly processes…


30 October 2019 Wednesday

11:40 Meeting in Novotel Eindhoven hotel lobby  (Address: Anthony Fokkerweg 101, 5657 EJ, Eindhoven)
11:45 – 12:00 Bus transfer from Novotel Eindhoven to Anteryon
12:00 – 13:00 Registration and Lunch @Anteryon  (Address: Brainport Industries Campus – Cluster 1, 5657 BX Eindhoven)

13:00 – 13:05 Welcome words by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcome words by Marno Panis, Development Lead, Anteryon
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE: New features for laser based modules using hybrid optics
Edwin Wolterink, CTO, Anteryon (THE NETHERLANDS)

13:45 – 14:45 SESSION 1: Setting up the scene

13:45 – 14:15 KEYNOTE: Introduction to the market and technology of the LiDAR industry
Alexis Debray, MEMS & Sensors Market and Technology Analyst, Yole Développement (FRANCE)
14:15 – 14:30 Challenges in development, assembly and testing of Lidar Sensors
Roland Goschke, Head of Sales, DIOPTIC (GERMANY)
14:30 – 14:45 Significance of early ASIC design and its advantages for the LiDAR product development
Farzad Parsaie, CEO, SAND MicroSystems  (SWITZERLAND)

14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30 SESSION 2: LiDAR challenges and solutions

15:30 – 16:00 KEYNOTE: LiDAR | Evolution in Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems – The Autonomous Shuttle Opportunity
Heinz Oyrer, Director, Strategic Partnerships, LeddarTech (CANADA)
16:00 – 16:15 LiDAR – sensing your vision
Boris Eichhorn, Senior Project Manager New Venture, Schott (GERMANY)
16:15 – 16:30 Flash LiDAR system on chip using single photon detector
Claude Florin, CEO, Fastree3D (SWITZERLAND)
16:30 – 16:45 LiDAR for ADAS: bridging the gap to autonomy
Mirvais Yousefi, CEO, LuxC (DENMARK)
16:45 – 17:00 High resolution solid-state LiDAR with real-time image fusion for autonomous vehicles
Jordi Riu Gras, CEO, Beamagine (SPAIN)
17:00 – 17:15 Advanced laser sources and detectors for SWIR LIDAR systems
Frédéric van Dijk, Optonics Sources Team Leader, III-V Lab (FRANCE)
17:15 – 17:30 Current CMOS SPAD based developments dedicated for automotive LiDAR
Thomas Rotter, Technology Scout, Elmos Semiconductor (GERMANY)

17:45 – 18:00 Bus transfer from Anteryon to restaurant De Zwaan 1603
18:00 – 22:00 Dinner @ De Zwaan 1603 (Address: Markt 4, 5688 AJ Oirschot)
22:00 – 22:15 Bus transfer from the restaurant to Novotel Eindhoven

31 October 2019 Thursday

08:30 – 08:40 Bus transfer from Novotel Eindhoven to Anteryon
08:40 – 09:00 Morning coffee @ Anteryon
09:00 – 09:15 Recap and introduction to the 2nd day – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC

09:15 – 10:45 SESSION 3: The Manufacturer, TIER-1, and OEM perspective

09:15 – 09:45 KEYNOTE: 4D Solid-state LiDAR utilizing VCSEL and SPAD arrays
Hanno Holzhüter, Project Manager, Ibeo (GERMANY)
09:45 – 10:15 KEYNOTE: Automotive LiDAR at Veoneer – Optical design paths
Olov von Hofsten, Optics designer, Veoneer / Eclipse Optics (SWEDEN)
10:15 – 10:30 Optics manufacturing and automated precision assembly for LiDAR systems for prototyping and massproduction
Tobias Müller, Head of Business Unit Optics at Fraunhofer IPT and CTO of Aixemtec (GERMANY)
10:30 – 10:45 Challenges and opportunities with 2PP for photonics integrated circuits  
Jörg Smolenski, Business Development Manager, Nanoscribe (GERMANY

10:45 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 13:15 SESSION 4: LIDAR components: Laser, detectors and mirrors

11:45 – 12:00 Low Loss Silicon Nitride –  an integrated photonics platform for solid state LiDAR
Thomas Hessler, Director, LIGENTEC (SWITZERLAND)
12:00 – 12:15 Boosting LiDAR performance through better stray light control using Vantablack coatings Michael Stellmacher, Market Development Director Automotive, Surrey NanoSystems (UNITED KINGDOM)
12:15 – 12:30 LiDAR components: ns-laser diodes, micromirrors and detector arrays

Christoph Galle, Program Manager, Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (GERMANY)
12:30 – 12:45 Discrete-Mode Laser Diodes for LIDAR Applications
Kevin Carney, Sales Manager, Eblana Photonics (GERMANY)
12:45 – 13:00 VCSEL based solid state LiDAR

Jeroen Duis, Chief Commercial Officer, PHIX (THE NETHERLANDS)
13:00 – 13:15 Optical phased arrays for automotive solid-state LiDAR systems

Marcus Dahlem, Principal Member of Technical Staff, IMEC (BELGIUM)

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:45 Company visit
16:00 End


The meeting will be held at Anteryon facilities (Brainport Industries Campus – Cluster 1, BIC 1, 5657 BX Eindhoven, The Netherlands).
The group dinner will take place @ restaurant De Zwaan 1623


We highly recommend to book your accommodation at the Novotel Eindhoven located Anthony Fokkerweg 101, 5657 EJ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Bookings can be made via this email address H1018@accor.com until 29 September 2019 for  a special rate of 119 EUR for a standard room including breakfast and VAT. Transfers will be organised to / from this hotel only.


EPIC Event Manager Helena Jelinkova, email: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com, mobile: +420 606526252.