SLD Laser Receives Investment from TDK Ventures


SLD Laser, a Goleta, CA-based GaN materials company commercializing the visible laser light sources for automotive, mobility, medical, LiFi communication, sensing, specialty lighting, and consumer applications, received an investment from TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762)’s TDK Ventures.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Co-founded in 2013 by Dr. Shuji Nakamura (2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics and father of modern LED lighting), Dr. Steve Denbaars, Dr. James Raring, and Dr. Paul Rudy, SLD Laser is commercializing a new generation of visible laser light sources for automotive, mobility, specialty lighting, and consumer applications. The company is ISO 9001 certified and automotive compliant to IATF 16949, and operates facilities in Santa Barbara, CA and in Fremont, CA. Its high luminance LaserLight sources are UL and IEC safety certified, and are utilized in a myriad of applications including automotive & mobility, specialty & portable lighting, entertainment & outdoor, projection & AR/VR displays, biomedical instrumentation & therapeutics, and industrial imaging & material processing.



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