Osram Doubles Down on Lasers, This Time for Facial Recognition and Medical Imaging - Energy Watch News


Osram Doubles Down on Lasers, This Time for Facial Recognition and Medical Imaging

Osram continued to widen its technology net beyond general lighting and LEDs, making two moves in the last week to embrace lasers, one aimed at facial recognition and the other at medical imaging. The Munich company introduced a new vertical-cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), which it said will serve as an infrared light source that mobile phones can use to identify faces and unlock access to the phone. The technology comes from Osram’s recently acquired Vixar operations, based in Plymouth, MN. Osram said the chip, called the Bidos PLPVQ 940A, marks the launch of “a new product family.” The Bidos VCSEL, with its 3D sensing, provides a higher-end option over Osram Opto’s existing IR LED-based facial recognition technology — what Osram also calls IREDs. https://www.ledsmagazine.com/

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