Interview with Lynred CSO

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Yole Developpement publishes an interview with David Billon-Lanfrey, Chief Strategy Officer of Lynred. Few interesting quotes:

"The infrared market is growing. Our revenue has increased steadily over the past several years. In 2018, we reported €225 million ($259 million) in revenue. At the same time, the global infrared market has become more competitive than ever. The number of infrared technology market players has almost doubled over the past five years.

Lynred was created to respond to a need for an all-inclusive infrared product offering to the global aerospace, defense, industrial and consumer markets.

We can see huge traction in people counting applications where our customers are seeking value in energy savings and security. On the automotive side, cost reductions in thermal vision technology enable current Night Vision market expansion towards midsize premium vehicles. IR is ready to support two key challenges of ADAS in making them more reliable and available in all-light conditions.

Microbolometer technology developed by Chinese manufacturers has now reached the state-of-the-art, as illustrated by their 12µm pitch detector product offerings. Nevertheless, they have yet to demonstrate industrial maturity and production capacity to deliver high volumes.

...the company’s roadmap is directed towards both lowest cost and compactness. That includes the Wafer Level Package technology or Pixel Level Package used in ThermEye, and the 12 µm pixel pitch in Lynred’s ATTO product family, extended this year to a VGA sensor. In addition, Lynred also works on performance improvements, such as publishing record performance in 2019 of a 150 mK.ms figure of merit, meaning that the thermal sensitivity was below 50mk with a thermal time constant below 3 ms. This result is four times higher than previous achievements and set a new standard in the industry.
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