2020 Acquisitions & IPOs

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As 2020 nears its end, there was a number of image sensor companies acquisitions:

  1. Smartsens acquired Allchip (automotive image sensors)
  2. Nordson acquired vivaMOS (X-Ray sensors)
  3. GE Health acquired Prismatic Sensors (X-Ray sensors)
  4. Goodix acquired Dreamchip (digital design services team)
  5. TE Connectivity acquired First Sensor (SPADs, APDs, InGaAs, and p-i-n photodiodes)
  6. LeddarTech acquired VayaVision (sensor fusion and perception software for LiDARs)
  7. Allegro acquired Voxtel (LiDARs)
  8. Seegrid acquired Box Robotics (LiDARs)
  9. ams acquires Osram (adds laser and LED products to complete 3D sensing portfolio)
  10. Nuvoton acquired Panasonic semiconductor business (including image sensor and stake in TPSCo fab)
  11. Jenoptik acquired Trioptics (camera module test and measurement equipment)
  12. Sony acquired Insightness (event-driven sensors)
  13. Celepixel was acquired by Will Semiconductor (event-driven sensors)
There was a number of IPO announcements, although not all of the deals are closed till the end of the year:
  1. Galaxycore (mobile sensors)
  2. Velodyne (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)
  3. Luminar (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)
  4. Aeva (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)
  5. Innoviz (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)
  6. Ouster (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)

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