1. M&A

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

  1. LeddarTech acquired VayaVision (sensor fusion and perception software for LiDARs)
  2. Allegro acquired Voxtel (LiDARs)
  3. Seegrid acquired Box Robotics (LiDARs)
  4. ams acquires Osram (adds laser and LED products to complete 3D sensing portfolio)
  1. Celepixel was acquired by Will Semiconductor (event-driven sensors)
  1. Nordson acquired vivaMOS (X-Ray sensors)
  2. GE Health acquired Prismatic Sensors (X-Ray sensors)
  3. Goodix acquired Dreamchip (digital design services team)
  4. Nuvoton acquired Panasonic semiconductor business (including image sensor and stake in TPSCo fab)
  5. Jenoptik acquired Trioptics (camera module test and measurement equipment)

2. IPO

There was a number of IPO announcements, although not all of the deals are closed till the end of the year:

  1. Luminar (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)
  2. Aeva (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)
  3. Innoviz (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)
  4. Ouster (LiDAR, merger with SPAC)

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