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II-VI Incorporated and LITE-ON Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement for Volume Manufacturing and Marketing of Semiconductor Lasers for Mass-Market LiDAR

/EIN News/ -- PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a leader in semiconductor lasers, today announced that it signed a strategic partnership agreement with LITE-ON Technology Corporation (TWSE:2301), a global leader in optoelectronic components, to partner in the volume manufacturing and commercialization of packaged semiconductor lasers for mass-market light detection and ranging (LiDAR).

The rapid proliferation of LiDAR in automotive, commercial, and industrial applications is driving the demand for low-cost semiconductor laser devices that can be manufactured in very high volumes. II-VI and LITE-ON will leverage their respective high-volume manufacturing platforms for semiconductor lasers and optoelectronic packaging to jointly commercialize over time a broad portfolio of laser solutions spanning from near-infrared (NIR) to shortwave infrared (SWIR), with the first product to launch in midyear 2020.      

“II-VI is an established leader in highly reliable semiconductor laser diodes that serves a diverse range of end markets including communications, materials processing, aerospace & defense, life sciences, and consumer electronics,” said Mr. Sander Su, Associate Vice President, OPS SBG, LITE-ON Technology Corporation. “By leveraging our deep experience in low-cost packaging and high-volume manufacturing, as well as our sales channels in automotive, commercial, and industrial markets, we will be able to meet the window of opportunity for high-volume LiDAR applications.”

“LITE-ON leverages its global manufacturing footprint and sales channels to ship billions of light-emitting diodes each year in automotive and consumer electronics, making them an ideal partner for II-VI,” said Dr. Karlheinz Gulden, Vice President, Laser Devices & Systems Business Unit, II-VI Incorporated. “We look forward to develop the most vertically integrated LiDAR laser sources on the market, driving our competitive leadership in terms of performance and value.”

II-VI’s broad portfolio of products for LiDAR includes laser sources, filters, mirrors, lenses, windows, and thermoelectric coolers.  II-VI will showcase its portfolio of products for automotive applications at AutoSens in Brussels, Sept. 17-19, 2019.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in communications, materials processing, aerospace & defense, semiconductor capital equipment, life sciences, consumer electronics, and automotive markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, the Company has research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide. The Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms, including integrated with advanced software to support our customers. For more information, please visit us at

About LITE-ON Technology Corporation

Founded in 1975, LITE-ON Technology Corporation is a worldwide leading provider of optoelectronics, information technology, and storage device components. Building on its professional packaging designs and sophisticated manufacturing experiences, LITE-ON Technology not only has been able to provide customers with high-quality optoelectronic component solutions, but also has been constantly pursuing high-performance and low-pollutant light sources as the major goal. LITE-ON leverages its existing advantage as a world-class enterprise in this age of changes and challenges to become the partner of choice for global customers developing innovations and applications for photonic, energy-saving, and smart technologies. More information can be found at

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