Quanta Partners with EvoNexus Company, Obsidian Sensors to Spearhead Thermal Imaging Solutions

Quanta Partners with EvoNexus Company, Obsidian Sensors to Spearhead Thermal Imaging Solutions


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PR NEWSWIRE / SAN DIEGO, CA / MAY 20TH, 2024 / Quanta Computer Inc (TWSE: 2382.TW), a trailblazer in advanced technology solutions for computing, consumer electronics and smart automotive solutions, is partnering with Obsidian Sensors, a San Diego, California company, to produce high resolution thermal imaging cameras for automobiles.

Obsidian Sensors is revolutionizing the thermal imaging industry by producing high resolution thermal sensors at low cost and high volume on LAMP (Large Area MEMS Platform), manufactured at established flat panel foundries. With large glass substrates capable of producing sensors with VGA-resolution or higher at volumes exceeding 100 Million units per year, Obsidian Sensors will help drive the mass market adoption of this life-saving technology into the automotive world as well as many others such as security, surveillance, and drones.

“We are developing industry leading imaging system solutions with both visible and infrared camera technologies,” said Alan Chai, Senior Vice President of Quanta Computer. “The collaboration with Obsidian enables the fusion of RGB and LWIR sensor signals using AI vision processors to trigger potentially lifesaving systems such as AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking) and in-cabin vital sign detection. The combination will also unlock new frontiers in machine vision products including automotive and professional surveillance. We look forward to the transformative impact these solutions will have across diverse sectors.”

John Hong, the CEO of Obsidian Sensors says “We are very excited to partner with Quanta to launch our thermal imaging solutions into the automotive market. Our manufacturing method is highly scalable to meet the cost and volume requirements of the automotive industry. Thermal imaging has long been recognized as the key sensor technology to improve automotive safety, especially for pedestrians at night. Uptake has been slow primarily because of the high cost. Our sensors make this all viable at scale.”

On April 29, 2024, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) issued its final rule mandating the so-called PAEB (Pedestrian AEB) system to be installed on every new car starting in 2029 as a standard feature, not a luxury option. Traffic safety authorities around the world have been looking for solutions to address the alarming rise in pedestrian injuries and deaths in recent years, especially in low light situations. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and AEB systems are greatly augmented by the ability of thermal sensors to see in complete darkness and through fog, smoke, rain, and snow.

VGA-class thermal imaging cameras with GMSL connections, jointly designed by Quanta and Obsidian Sensors, will be demonstrated at Autosens USA 2024 in Detroit which is showcasing Thermal Imaging this year.

SOURCE: Obsidian Sensors via PR Newswire

About Obsidian Sensors

Obsidian Sensors, Inc. is a San Diego, California-based company that manufactures infrared cameras for use in security, defense, automotive, and drone markets. The company was founded in 2017 by John Hong and uses proprietary manufacturing techniques to produce high-volume units at a lower cost than other commercial options. Obsidian’s technology includes glass microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) that use infrared imaging for applications such as autonomous vehicles and security cameras. Learn more at obsidiansensors.com.

About Quanta Computer Inc

Quanta Computer is a Fortune Global 500 high-technology organization based in Taiwan and a world leader in cloud computing. The US headquarters in La Vergne, Tennessee builds the cloud for the world’s largest search engine, online retailer and social media companies and has grown from 1 facility with 330 employees to 4 facilities with 1,100 employees within the last 4 years and still expanding.

For tech-lovers, Quanta provides a unique work environment that supports career development through learning and advancement opportunities. Learn more at quantatw.com.

About EvoNexus

EvoNexus is California’s leading nonprofit technology startup incubator located in San Diego. EvoNexus has successfully incubated over 260 startups with a survival rate of over 85%. Since the incubator’s formation in 2010, EvoNexus companies have secured over $1.6B in venture funding, $10B in pre-exit valuation, and had 51 acquisitions valued at over $2.1B. EvoNexus is supported by corporate partners, including some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. Learn more at evonexus.org.