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Cepton LiDAR goes Anti-MEMS route

Chemistry is just applied physics… or so a physicist would tell you. And autonomous vehicles are just a collection of applied sensors – if you’re a sensor manufacturer. That bit of unorthodox wisdom sprang unbidden while I was pondering the product line of Cepton, a San Jose–based company that makes LiDAR sensors for self-driving cars. All those sensors have to come from somewhere, and some of them come from a one-story building on North First Street.

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