Silicon has transformed the consumer tech industry over the past few decades by enabling higher performance while lowering costs. Ouster has engineered the optimal lidar by using a unique combination of silicon CMOS detectors and SPADs/VCSELs, and custom designing silicon ASICs. These components are on an exponential improvement curve, much like Moore's Law, and are still far from maturity with potential for 10x improvement in just a few years. This talk will dive into the implications of introducing silicon to lidar, expected improvements, and performance roadmap.
Angus Pacala is the CEO and co-founder of Ouster, Inc., a technology company located in San Francisco, CA building high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, mapping, security, and more. Previously, he was the Director of Engineering and co-founder at Quanergy Systems, Inc. and a battery engineer at Amprius, Inc. Angus received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.