SiLC Technologies is a silicon photonics innovator delivering coherent vision and chip scale FMCW LiDAR solutions that help machines see like humans. We are bringing forth our deep expertise to advance market deployment of coherent 4D imaging solutions across a wide range of industries – including mobility, industrial machine vision, AI robotics, augmented reality, and consumer applications.
An Era of Smarter Automation
The possibilities that exist when you start making things smarter are infinite. More advanced products. Fewer auto fatalities. Better jobs. A safer world. Increased convenience. More time to spend on the important things.
At SiLC, we’re on a mission to enable machines to see like humans. This is one of imaging’s toughest challenges, and we are more than up to the task. Founded in 2018 by silicon photonics industry veterans with decades of commercial product development and manufacturing experience, SiLC is making machine perception more like human perception, and we’re doing it through longer range, higher resolution, more data and more integration.
From day one, we’ve been focused on developing a fully integrated FMCW LiDAR solution using our proprietary silicon photonic integration platform. We are bringing forth our deep expertise in silicon photonics to advance market deployment of coherent 4D imaging solutions, charting a new course for LiDAR companies.
We use a proprietary silicon-based semiconductor fabrication process to manufacture our chips and standard automated IC style assembly processes, enabling robust, cost-effective and compact solutions. SiLC’s breakthrough chip integrates all photonics functions needed to enable a coherent 4D vision sensor offering a tiny footprint while addressing the need for low-cost and low-power. Demonstrations have shown a range beyond 300 meters and are applicable to a wide range of applications.
Very early on, we realized that our approach was the only way to make a complex optical system, such as what is needed for FMCW, cost effective and robust.
SiLC has been described as the only company that has a viable approach for large-scale adoption of LiDAR in automotive and industrial robotics. The transformative power of our coherent 4D imaging chips will usher in an era of smarter automation.
Over 20 years in the silicon photonics industry and his 3rd silicon photonic startup– the first two resulting in successful IPO and commercial sales.
Former Texas Instruments director with over 20 years of experience commercializing and growing differentiated high-tech businesses and expanding customer and partnership engagements.
20 years in the silicon photonics industry and his 3rd silicon photonic startup. Proven track record of product development, qualification and manufacturing transfer.
40 years in SC industry with small and large entities as well as process development, manufacturing and operations. His 3rd silicon photonics startup.