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October 27, 2022

Kyocera Develops World's First* Automotive Night Vision System with White and Near-Infrared Light Diodes Integrated into a Single GaN Laser Device

Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced today that it has developed an Automotive Night Vision System that can accurately identify collision-risk objects in low-visibility driving conditions, such as at night, or in rain, snow, fog, or smoke.

June 10, 2022

Laser Lighting, LiFi And LiDAR - Enabling Transportation Safety and Autonomy

More recently, laser-based headlamps have emerged. These light sources have been in production since 2019 for the BMW’s Series 5 model, and more recently for the iX3 and iX4 electric SUVs.

May 30, 2022

New Optics for Cars

Headlight and display technologies promise brighter views of the road and of driver controls but also raise challenges in automotive safety.

April 4, 2022
Electro Optics

LiFi Comes to Life

In 2011, Harald Haas revealed a technology that would see light-based wireless data pouring from our lightbulbs, yet more than a decade later few have seen it in action. Haas gave a talk at the TEDGlobal conference that introduced LiFi communication, whose recording now has 2.7 million views.

January 5, 2022
Business Wire

KYOCERA SLD Laser Achieves World Record LiFi Communications Data Rate 100 times faster than 5G

Company to Demonstrate Award-Winning >90 Gbps DataLight LiFi Innovation for Automotive and Consumer Applications at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 5 - 7, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV

December 15, 2021
Business Wire

KYOCERA SLD Laser Introduces World’s First Laser Light Engines for Dynamic Illumination, Sensing and LiFi Communications for Automotive and Consumer Applications

Company to Demonstrate Award-Winning Products and New Optical Power Transfer and Disinfection Innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 5 - 8, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV — West Hall Exhibition Booth 3423

October 12, 2021
Business Wire

KYOCERA SLD Laser to Showcase Award Winning High Brightness Fiber Lighting at LightFair in New York City October 27 – 29, 2021

KYOCERA SLD Laser, a world leader in the commercialization of laser light sources, will showcase its award winning high brightness fiber lighting technology and new LaserLight™ products at LightFair International at the Javits Center in New York City October 27 – 29, 2021.

August 18, 2021
Business Wire

Spectrum Networks and KYOCERA SLD Laser Team Up to Develop Next Generation Lighting and Wireless Connectivity Solutions for Private Aviation

Known as LaserLightTM, KSLD’s groundbreaking technology is the world’s brightest and most innovative light source. LaserLight outshines the limits of LED to deliver safe, high luminance white light from an incredibly small point source that is efficiently fiber delivered. LaserLight, when coupled with LiFi technology, enables secure communication at speeds 100x higher than LED based LiFi systems from an RF-free, lightweight solution.

June 14, 2021

New era of laser lights out of Goleta help first responders, future auto tech and data speed

GOLETA, Calif. - It is smaller than a grain of rice, but a component in the KYOCERA SLD Laser is producing results with more power, distance and performance than most of us have ever seen. President and Co-Founder James Raring says the use of lasers is far from what the average person thinks when they envision a stream of light.

April 6, 2021
Novus Light

SLD Laser White IR SMD

The US manufacturer SLD Laser has launched the first white light chip with a switching function. On command, it transforms into an IR emitter with 905nm and 850nm. Both light sources are housed on the same 7x7mm chip. SMDs are also available with a starboard to facilitate mounting onto the circuit board.

March 12, 2021

Motor Mouth: The 'social ballet' of autonomous driving

It may be a while before we see a fully autonomous car capable of conquering a Canadian winter, but local research is paying off huge dividends

March 3, 2021
Photonics Media

2021 Prism Awards Honor Photonics Innovations

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — Earlier today, during the Prism Awards, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media recognized the top optics and photonics products on the market.

January 23, 2021

Kyocera acquires SLD Laser, launches dual-emission LaserLight for automotive and consumer applications

During CES 2021, Kyocera SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD) announced the production launch of the world’s first dual-emission white light and infrared (IR) LaserLight source for automotive and consumer lighting, night vision illumination, precision long-range sensing beyond 250 m (820 ft), and high-speed light fidelity (LiFi) communications faster than 20 Gbps.

January 12, 2021

KYOCERA Completes Acquisition of SLD Laser

SLD Laser, a world leader in commercialization of gallium nitride (GaN) based laser light sources, has announced the completion of the acquisition by KYOCERA Corporation of 100% ownership of SLD Laser (formally named Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.). As a result, SLD Laser has now commenced operations as a Kyocera group company under the name KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD).

January 6, 2021

SLD Laser Launches World’s First Dual Emission White/Infrared LaserLight Source for Automotive and Consumer Applications

Company to Demonstrate New Lighting Innovations for Illumination, Sensing, and LiFi Communications at its All Digital CES Event, January 12 - 15, 2021

November 12, 2020

KYOCERA to Acquire 100% Ownership of California-Based SLD Laser

Kyocera Corporation announced that it has concluded an agreement with California, U.S.-based SLD Laser to acquire 100% ownership of SLD Laser.

September 17, 2020
Business Wire

SLD Laser Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

SLD was honored with the #7 spot on the list of Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production. This ranking considered feedback representing over 160,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the manufacturing and production industry. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job.

September 10, 2020

15 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production

SLD Laser has been named to the FORTUNE 2020 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production list! SLD ranked #7 of 15 small-to-medium-sized companies in the nation to receive the honor.

March 30, 2020

LEDs Are Just a Holding Place: Get Ready for Laser LiFi

Laser light offers faster speeds and a longer range. It seems like the way to go for wireless light-based communication. But will fiber optics without the fiber really work?

January 24, 2020

Motor Mouth: Lasers will light up the automotive universe

SLD Laser says its new lights not only light up the road, but also transfer data from car-to-car — yes, through the lights

January 22, 2020

Laser Headlights Can Make Roads Brighter—and Cars Smarter

The new lamps in BMW's M5 are more precise and efficient than their predecessors, and could someday broadcast data.

January 13, 2020

Autoweek: 8 More Cool Things from CES

#7 SLD Laser - The laser in the grille seemed like it could have lit up Vegas 20 miles away. Maybe we should all send letters to NHTSA and say, “ I want my… I want my… I want my laser lights!”

January 10, 2020
CNET Roadshow

We head to the desert to test SLD Laser's lighting and Li-Fi data tech

The company's Li-Fi system blows Wi-Fi transmission rates and LED lumens out of the water.

January 6, 2020
LEDs Magazine

Laser Light Pioneer Now Moving in on Li-Fi

The laser lighting company co-founded by the Nobel-winning co-inventor of the blue LED — who believes that illumination’s future is in lasers — now hopes to make inroads in another field that LED developers are also targeting: Li-Fi data communications.

December 20, 2019

SLD Laser Introduces Sensing and LiFi Communication Technologies for Automotive and Consumer Applications

Company to Demonstrate New Innovations and Showcase High Brightness Illumination Products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2020

September 30, 2019
Novus Light

Bright, Battery-Operated LaserLight Source Used in Endoscopy

Acera is an endoscopic lighting specialist that has developed the battery-operated Handheld Light Source that combines patented optics with a semipolar GaN laser diode based light source, SLD LaserLight from SLD Laser Inc.

June 24, 2019
Business Wire

SLD Laser Demonstrates High Power Blue Laser Modules

SLD Laser to showcase its Blue Laser Technology and LaserLight Products for Industrial, Automotive, Display, and Specialty Lighting Applications at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Germany June 24-27, 2019

June 1, 2019
enLIGHTenment Magazine

The Lowdown on LiFi

In case you haven’t heard of the term yet, “LiFi” is short for Light Fidelity and refers to the modulation of light in order to wirelessly stream data. Learn about the advantages of LaserLifi.

May 20, 2019
Novus Light Technologies Today

Laser Headlights in Autonomous Vehicles

"We think lighting systems for autonomous technologies need to be optimized for the human eye as well as for machine vision." SLD laser aims to put light on the road in the way that the detectors will have most capability, for example being able to pulse light in patterns and have a machine look at those.

May 14, 2019

SLD Laser Demonstrates 12,000 Lumen SkyBeam Spotlight for Outdoor Lighting Applications

SLD Laser to showcase its High Brightness LaserLight Products for Lighting and Automotive Applications at LightFair in Philadelphia May 21-23, 2019

April 1, 2019

Speed of Light

Move over Wi-Fi, Li-Fi transmits data 10 times faster than what top internet packages offer.

February 5, 2019

This High-Tech Laser Lamp is the 'Headlight of the future'

Off-road racers are using ultra-bright beams to see farther than ever.

January 17, 2019
Economic Times

Headlights are passé: Luxury cars of the future will be illuminated with lasers

Most people don’t turn on their car’s headlights and think, I wish they were brighter. Shuji Nakamura is not most people. The Nobel Prize-winning illumination scientist has spent the past five years developing a laser-based lighting system.

January 15, 2019

The Headlight of the Future Is a Laser

Ten times brighter than an LED, but won’t blind oncoming traffic.

January 14, 2019

SLD Laser demos bright, beautiful white laser headlights in the deep, dark desert

A quick ride in a desert racing pre-runner demos technology Baja racers can use but the rest of us can’t get, at least not yet

January 9, 2019
Architectural Digest

5 New Technologies You’ll See in Your Car Over the Next 5 Years

From all encompassing in-car entertainment to laser beam headlights, these are what we can expect in the cars of the tomorrow

January 9, 2019

Seven automotive trends from 2019 CES you need to know about

Here are just a few of the highlights of the 2019 show, and what they might mean for the cars you’re likely to be driving shortly.

January 9, 2019

2019 CES Highlights: Innovations in Enviro-Sensing for Robocars

As imminent as full autonomy can seem, to hear many 2019 CES exhibitor companies tell it, there remain challenges to be overcome in terms of establishing rock-solid, redundant situational awareness.

January 7, 2019

SLD Laser Announces Production Launch of LaserLight Sources for Automotive and Specialty Lighting Applications

SLD Laser Announces Production Launch of LaserLight Sources for Automotive and Specialty Lighting Applications.

July 17, 2018

SLD Laser Achieves World’s First UL Certification for Laser Lighting

Company Also Wins Award at LightFair and Receives Gold Innovators Award from Laser Focus World

May 3, 2018

SLD Laser Demonstrates 1000 Lumen SMD

A laser based white light source for automotive, portable and specialty lighting has demonstrated a white light source with 1000 lumens.

April 23, 2018

SLD Laser Technology and Applications

The focus at SLD Laser is on the use of lasers for illumination applications, which include the illumination of displays, especially projectors.

February 6, 2018

SLD Laser Wins Prism Award for Photonics Innovation

Company Awarded Top Honor in Illumination & Light Source Category by SPIE & Photonics Media at Photonics West 2018

January 3, 2018

SLD Laser Introduces LaserLight Sources for Automotive Applications

Company to demonstrate high luminance technology at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

November 14, 2017
Photonoics Spectra

Laser Light Source Delivers Superior Optical Control

Laser diode-pumped phosphor light source offers higher luminance and scalable efficiency suitable for architectural and vehicle lighting, and projection displays.

September 15, 2017
LED Professional

Intelligent Lighting Designs Enabled by Laser Light

This technology had its niches and is broadening the field of applications entering different specialty lighting, display, and automotive applications.