ActLight photodiode technology approved by leading semiconductor foundry and ready for volume production

ActLight SA

2021/4/8 17:02



LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --


ActLight, the Swiss technology firm known for its best-in-class signal-to-noise

ratio photodiodes, announced today that its IP portfolio has been approved by a

leading global semiconductor foundry. The innovative photodiode technology is

now offered to the market through the foundry's official website.


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It was only a matter of time until ActLight and a globally recognized

semiconductor foundry joined forces to promote the innovative Dynamic

PhotoDiode IP: in fact,  after having produced several samples and having

studied the silicon test report, the wafer foundry has acknowledged the sensors

outstanding performance and approved the IP to be part of their library in the

Analog & Mixed Signal category. The IP based on CMOS 0.18um geometry is now

offered globally and ready for volume, high quality productions.  


"We are very pleased to have the opportunity of extending the commercial offer

of our innovative photodiode with the support of such a valued partner," said

Serguei Okhonin, Co-founder and CEO at ActLight "The partnership acknowledges

not only the exceptional performance but as well the maturity of our



About ActLight SA

ActLight SA, the start-up company founded in 2011 and based in Switzerland,

focuses on the field of photonics by developing a new type of photodetector,

the Dynamic PhotoDiode. Being a fabless company, ActLight specializes in the

Intellectual Property (IP) of this area and operates primarily in the IP

licensing business model.


ActLight's patented technology allows the substantial improvement of the

efficiency and accuracy of various light sensing applications, such as Time Of

Flight (TOF) depth sensing, vital signs monitoring, 3D/2D cameras and much

more. ActLight operates in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, with a focus on

smartphones and wearable devices, healthcare/medtech, autonomous driving,

drones and robotics.


More info about ActLight available at



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