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Aeva Selects Fabrinet to Manufacture World’s First 4D LiDAR Chip Module

Aeva | November 08, 2021

Aeva a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, today announced that it has selected Fabrinet a leading provider of advanced precision optical and electronic manufacturing services, to produce Aeva’s 4D LiDAR chip module. As the engine of Aeva’s unique frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) technology approach to LiDAR, the module integrates key components onto a single silicon photonics chip module including laser transmitters, optics, and receivers. The silicon photonics design brings together a compact and mass-manufacturable LiDAR solution for automotive and industrial applications.

Aeva selected Fabrinet for its deep expertise in silicon photonics integrated devices and advanced precision optical systems. With today’s announcement, Aeva is bringing online an advanced production line at Fabrinet and is establishing a local team in Thailand to support manufacturing activities. This new production line will produce Aeva's third generation 4D LiDAR chip modules and scale to support mass production volumes. The facility is automotive qualified with IATF 16949 certification.

“We are excited to have been chosen by Aeva to manufacture their unique FMCW LiDAR chip module for automated driving and beyond using silicon photonics technology,Our advanced manufacturing capabilities will enable Aeva to bring their vision to reality at mass production scale and we look forward to supporting Aeva as long-term partners as they ramp toward production.”

Seamus Grady, CEO at Fabrinet

“Fabrinet is a trusted manufacturer and automotive qualified supplier to some of the largest global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in automotive and non-automotive applications, and this agreement allows us to accelerate our production manufacturing capabilities well ahead of schedule,” said Tim Willis, Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Strategy at Aeva. “We are thrilled to partner with them to deliver the world’s first 4D LiDAR chip module at mass scale for the global automotive industry and beyond as we aim to fulfill our mission to bring perception to all devices.”

About Aeva Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2017 by former Apple engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, and led by a multidisciplinary team of engineers and operators experienced in the field of sensing and perception, Aeva’s mission is to bring the next wave of perception technology to broad applications from automated driving to consumer electronics, consumer health, industrial robotics, and security.

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While digital transformation is already reshaping many major industries, those with a high dependency on physical assets such as food manufacturing find the idea of transformation somewhat challenging. Those who are able to embrace the disruption brought about by digital transformation are thriving. From products to processes to people, manufacturers are finding new and innovative ways to make the most of digital technology.

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While digital transformation is already reshaping many major industries, those with a high dependency on physical assets such as food manufacturing find the idea of transformation somewhat challenging. Those who are able to embrace the disruption brought about by digital transformation are thriving. From products to processes to people, manufacturers are finding new and innovative ways to make the most of digital technology.

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