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TDK subsidiary invests in SLD Laser, optimistic about the future of laser diodes

According to foreign media reports, investment company TDKVentures has shown great confidence in the future of laser technology as lighting and intelligent lighting, and invested part of a $ 50 million fund into California company SLDLaser. Nakamura Shuji is also the co-founder of SLDLaser.

Developers of krypton laser lighting believe that laser diodes will replace LEDs as the light source of the future. SLDLaser claims that lasers can ultimately provide 100 times the brightness of LEDs, taking up 1/10 and 10 times the space. They also say that lasers are superior to LEDs for a variety of other `` out-of-lighting '' applications such as Li-Fi data communications and lidar.

This can also understand why TDKVentures invested in SLDLaser. TDKVentures is a venture capital company established by Japan's TDKCorp. In July last year.

"We are impressed with their team and their grand roadmap for the widespread application of the future of light," said Nicolas Sauvage, general manager of TDK Ventures.

A TDK spokesperson added, "Their recently released product is ten times brighter than today's LED lights, capable of illuminating objects up to one kilometer away, and using less power than traditional technologies." "Their technology beyond lighting will dynamically A combination of high-resolution sensing and ultra-high-speed Li-Fi communication. "

Neither TDK nor SLDLaser disclosed the size of the investment or equity share involved in the transaction.

SLD lasers are used in flashlights and automotive headlights and other products, including entertainment systems, biomedical instruments, industrial imaging and materials processing.

KTDKCorp., The parent company of TDKVentures, has always held a leading position in electronic raw materials and electronic components. Its products are widely used in information, communication, home appliances and consumer new electronic products, such as mobile phones, notebook computers, tablets, automobiles, industrial equipment, etc. It is also involved in the LED industry, making power inductors for LED drivers in the automotive market.