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8:00 – 8:30 AM - Registration / Badge collection


8:30 – 8:40 AM - Welcome and Introduction - Yole Développement and CIOE


8:40 AM – 11:55 AM: Forum


8:40AM – 9:10AM: LiDAR: The multi-billion dollars opportunity


The global LiDAR systems’ market for automotive applications, is showing an impressive growth between 2017 and 2023. From US$726 million to US$5 billion, it should reach a huge 43% CAGR during this period. In addition, the growth should continue until 2032 with a US$ 28 billion market value, for the automotive market segment only. Today, LiDARs and new applications are developing simultaneously. Thus the LIDAR market is directly linked to the development of ADAS solutions and robotic vehicles. Both domains show high growth rates and tremendous enthusiasm with plenty of technology in competition (Mechanical, MEMS µmirror, Optical Phase Array, Flash LiDAR, etc.). Discover, meet and discuss with Yole’s analysts and the LiDAR industry during our forum and be part of this exciting opportunity!


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Dr. Guillaume Girardin, Division Director, Photonics, Sensing and Display,Yole Développement 
Dr. Guillaume Girardin is Director of the Photonics, Sensing & Display Division at Yole Développement, part of Yole Group of Companies. As director he also performs several technical activities covering sensing technologies, including solid-state lighting & display, MEMS, sensors, actuators, imaging, photonics and optoelectronics fields.
Based on his valuable experience in the semiconductor industry, Guillaume manages the expansion of the technical and market expertise of his team, by increasing synergies around imaging, lighting and display, and enlarging the optoelectronics scope. The team interacts daily with leading companies allowing the analysts to collect a large amount of data and integrate their understanding of the evolution of the market with technology breakthroughs. In parallel, Guillaume’s mission is focused on the management of business relationships with leaders of the industry and the development of market research and strategy consulting activities within the Yole Group.
Dr Girardin holds a Ph.D. In Physics and Nanotechnology from the Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (Lyon, France) and an M.Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management from EM Lyon School of Business (Lyon, France).



9:10 AM – 9:35 AM : Valeo SCALA, the industries first and so far only truly automotive-grade LiDAR sensor on the market


Highly and fully automated driving is about to become reality in the very near future. Audi has announced its new A8 flagship sedan as “the first production automobile to have been developed specially for highly automated driving (level 3)”. The car that is on the market since end of 2017 is expected to eventually offer a traffic jam pilot, “the world’s first system that enables highly automated driving at Level 3”. In the meanwhile, Waymo has started operating a test fleet driverless of driverless vehicles... Read more here.

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Dr. Jianmin Gu, China Chief Technology Officer for Valeo
Dr. Jianmin Gu joined Valeo Group in January 2018, serving as Valeo China Chief Technology Officer. From September 2013 to December 2017, he was R&D Director at Volvo Car Asia Pacific and in charge of vehicle engineering, active safety and chassis, cost management, strategy, advanced engineering and concept development related areas. Between 1997 and 2013, he had various leadership positions at Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., Ford Motor Company in the U.S. and Changan Automobile Company, Ltd, managing vehicle attributes, chassis and computer aided engineering related research and development. Jianmin Gu holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Michigan in the U.S. He is a State “Thousand Talents Program” Distinguished Expert, Adjunct Professor at Chongqing University and Adjunct Research Fellow at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.



9:35 AM – 10:00 AM : LIDAR for automotive: How the IP players are facing the autonomous and robotic vehicles revolution?


Autonomous vehicles and robotic vehicles, two words that illustrate the actual automotive revolution. Along with the trend towards self-driving come new technical challenges with regard to surround sensors, actuators, and the vehicle’s electronic architecture. LiDAR (light detecting and ranging) appears to be the best solution for these challenges. The technology has already proven its accuracy and reliability in ADAS applications and its increasing power and portability are being embraced as it is integrated into new, exciting functions like 3D mapping and car-surround sensors. However, today’s solutions are expensive and the tradeoff between cost and performances is not good enough. Through January 2018, more than 2,230 patent applicants have filed more than 6,480 inventions related to LiDAR for automotive applications and the numbers are growing. To help you understand this booming domain, Knowmade has analyzed the patent landscape related to LiDAR and address the critical questions: Who are the new players? What are their patents about? What technologies are they looking for and how the historical LiDAR IP players are facing this new threat?


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Paul Leclaire, Patent & Technology Analyst at KnowMade
Dr. Paul Leclaire works for Knowmade in the field of MEMS and Sensors. He holds a PhD in Micro and Nanotechnology from the University of Lille, France, in partnership with IEMN in Villeneuve-d'Ascq and CRHEA-CNRS in Sophia-Antipolis






10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Coffee Break and Networking


10:45 – 11:10 – Co-Developed Sensor Fusion for Automotive Applications


The fusion of radar, LiDAR and camera data is a key trend for the future of autonomous vehicles. ON Semiconductor, through the acquisition of SensL Technologies, is now able to provide a LiDAR solution capable of long distance ranging with low reflectivity targets, through the use of their SPAD and SiPM technology. This combined with ON Semiconductor’s radar and image sensor expertise and experience in the automotive market, can be leveraged to co-develop the technologies from the outset to facilitate the fusion of sensor data. This presentation will highlight the ON Semiconductor vision for this fusion, leading to improved capabilities for the automotive market.


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Wade Appelman, VP of Marketing and Business Development for the SensL Division of ON Semiconductor
Wade VP of Marketing and Business Development for the SensL Division of ON Semiconductor, having joined SensL in January 2011. Wade has led sales and marketing efforts for five venture-backed startups with total exit valuations of $800 million. He launched Sitera (acquired by Vitesse), Zagros (Acquired by Altera), and Lightstorm Networks (Acquired by Broadcom), closing their first customers and most recently was VP of Sales and Marketing for material handling robotic pioneer Harvest Automation. He has a B.S. from Wagner College in New York, NY.



11:10 – 11:35 – Automotive LiDAR: Physical & cost review of actual solutions and future evolutions

The current worldwide automotive market comprises 100M units annually. Little by little though, autonomous functions are reaching new models. Short range LiDAR are already installed since few years, like Continental SRL products. Last year, Audi was the first automaker to introduce a commercial car, the Audi A8, with a long-range LiDAR. The system was developed and produced by Valeo, the leading French auto parts maker.
Based on pictures extracted from teardown and physical analyses of LiDAR from Continental, Valeo or LeddarTech, the presentation will highlight the latest trends and the evolutions in term of system integration and components choices.


Romain Fraux System Plus Consulting

Romain Fraux, CTO, System Plus Consulting

Romain Fraux is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the company System Plus Consulting, specialized in the reverse costing analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems. 
Supporting industrial companies in their development, Romain and his team are offering a complete range of services, costing tools and reports. They deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate objective selling price of a product, all based on a detailed physical analysis of each component in System Plus Consulting laboratory. Thanks to his deep technical expertise and his knowledge of the industrial landscape, Romain performs costing analyses of MEMS devices, Integrated Circuit and Advanced Packaging. He has significant experience in the modeling of the manufacturing costs of electronics components as well.
Romain has spoken in more than 20 industry conferences worldwide over the last 10 years.
Romain holds a BEng from Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in addition to a master's degree in Microelectronics from the University of Nantes (France). 



11:35 – 12:00 – TBD


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Nicolas Gagnon, Automotive Business Development manager, LeddarTech

Michael Poulin has been with LeddarTech since 2010, and is currently overseeing product management after several years leading and directing product development. Over the course of his career at LeddarTech, Michael has acquired extensive experience managing teams that have successfully delivered a wide range of LiDAR products. At present, he and his team are managing the next generation of LeddarCore systems-on-chip and LiDAR solutions for new automotive applications in ADAS, active safety and autonomous driving. Before joining LeddarTech, Michael specialized in digital signal processing and embedded systems, and was responsible for leading and contributing to system and software engineering for the development of implantable neurosensing and neurostimulation devices for medical applications, in addition to motorized prosthetics.




12:00 PM – 12:30 – Thank you and adjourn



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