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Lidar: A Gold Rush Is On to Help Your Car See Better

Lidar: A Gold Rush Is On to Help Your Car See Better
Developers are hard at work on the machine learning necessary for safer and more-autonomous vehicles. But all the AI in the world won’t be enough if the car relies on inadequate sensors. That was clearly demonstrated in one fatal Tesla crash that occurred in part because the car’s camera didn’t correctly identify an oncoming truck. To ensure smart vehicles have a reliable model of surrounding objects — particularly the ones the cars identify as “threats” — most rely on one or more lidars, or laser-based remote sensors. Extreme Tech Read article Read more
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CES 2018 in Photos: What We Remember Most

CES 2018 in Photos: What We Remember Most

LAS VEGAS — Once again the marathon that is CES is drawing to a close. Four days of trade show plus two days of media events. All sprawled across five miles of Las Vegas in some insane number of hotels and conference venues. As usual, I stuck it out so you don’t have to. Here are some of the images that struck me as interesting, weird, or just plain worth remembering:

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EPC’s Wireless Power Fix: Get a Load of This Antenna

EPC’s Wireless Power Fix: Get a Load of This Antenna
Wireless power, the ability to deliver electricity to gadgets without plugging those gadgets into a cable, is a hotbed of innovation at the moment. The dominant standard, called “Qi,” is ever under attack from other efforts. This week saw interesting developments from Energous (WATT), which aims to transfer power via radio frequency transceivers, with limited results so far, and some controversy about its business. There are other contenders. On Wednesday in Las Vegas, during the Consumer Electronics Show, I met with Alex Lidow, who is founder of a privately held chip company EPC of El ... Read more
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EPC to Show GaN-Enabled Large Area Wireless Power and High Resolution LiDAR at 2018 CES

EPC to Show GaN-Enabled Large Area Wireless Power and High Resolution LiDAR at 2018 CES
Within the AirFuelTM Alliance booth at CES 2018, EPC will show how gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors are at the core of large surface area wireless power. In the EPC hospitality suite, wirelessly powered systems for the home and GaN based, industry-leading LiDAR systems used in autonomous vehicles will be on display. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — December 2017 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) will be demonstrating the power of eGaN® technology to enhance two game-changing consumer applications – wireless power and LiDAR for self-driving cars – at the 2018 ... Read more
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The Tech Blog Writer Podcast 180: Why Gallium Nitride Is About to Disrupt Silicon

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast 180: Why Gallium Nitride Is About to Disrupt Silicon
At the CES show in Las Vegas this year, EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) showcased how GaN is a core technology behind autonomous vehicles, the house of the future without power cords, the connected car, and non-invasive colonoscopies with an x-ray system within a pill. Replacing silicon, one of the most prevalent types of semiconductor around, with a different material, Gallium Nitride, commonly abbreviated as GaN — or “eGaN,” EPCS new, improved form of GaN. Silicon enabled Intel to build an entire empire, but could this be displaced by GaN? This is an episode that you can expect to learn ... Read more
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Podcast: Bloomberg Radio Interview with Alex Lidow at CES 2017

Podcast: Bloomberg Radio Interview with Alex Lidow at CES 2017

EPC CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Lidow, discusses the life changing applications on display at CES with Bloomberg Radio. Applications such as LiDAR for autonomous cars with the potential to disrupt the transportation industry and wireless power with the potential to eliminate power cords are highlighted as well as how GaN enables these new technologies.

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Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Show Life-Changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to Show Life-Changing Applications Using eGaN Technology at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

In a dedicated hospitality suite at CES, the premier global event in consumer electronics, EPC will show how GaN is a core technology behind autonomous vehicles, the house of the future without power cords, the connected car, and non-invasive colonoscopies with an x-ray system within a pill.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — December 2016 — Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) will be hosting a hospitality suite in the Mandalay Bay hotel at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 5th through the 8th.

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