OEwaves Spinoff, Strobe, Acquired by General Motors
Autonomous Vehicle LIDAR Start Up to Join GM Cruise Automation Unit
Pasadena, CA (PRUnderground) October 11th, 2017
General Motors announced the acquisition of Strobe, an OEwaves spinoff company and an innovator of self-driving car LIDAR technologies, to accelerate GM’s effort in autonomous vehicle development.
Based on the high quality factor (Q) Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) micro-optical resonator technology, Strobe’s automotive LIDAR demonstrated highly linear frequency modulation and narrow linewidth critical for enhanced sensing performance and the technology is capable of chip-scale integration and lower cost required for volume deployment.
“OEwaves is very proud of the role we played in the development of LIDAR technology. The development of our various WGM technologies continues to pave the way for future innovative products” said Debra Coler, Executive Vice President and Interim CEO of OEwaves.
Among other OEwaves proprietary technologies and products, they include WGM-based ultra-low phase noise micro-opto-electronic oscillators (OEO)& ultra-narrow linewidth laser sources, high-Q microwave-photonic filters and comb generators, and microwave and laser phase/frequency noise and linewidth measurement systems.
About OEwaves, Inc.
OEwaves, Inc. headquartered in Pasadena, California, USA, is a leader in innovative microwave photonic products and solutions. OEwaves develops and offers state-of-the-art technologies and products in support of radar, communications, and test and measurement systems for military and commercial markets. OEwaves was founded in 2000 and has maintained an Intellectual Property Portfolio of over 80 cases, 26 of which were licensed via an exclusive agreement with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to establish a secure path in which to develop our initial core technologies. For additional information, please visit www.oewaves.com .