TRUMPF delivers billionth mini laser to STMicroelectronics for the smartphone market

More than 150 smartphone models feature TRUMPF laser technology // One billion mini lasers have been shipped to sensor manufacturer STMicroelectronics // Managing Director Pankert: “Together, we want to develop new markets”

Ditzingen, December 5, 2019. The partnership between high-technology company TRUMPF and the sensor manufacturer STMicroelectronics reached a new high in autumn 2019 when TRUMPF delivered the one billionth Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) to its European partner. The VCSEL is a fundamental component of sensors that feature prominently in modern smartphones to improves the camera autofocus, enable face recognition to unlock the device’s display and switch off the display when the user raises the smartphone to their ear when taking a call. TRUMPF’s VCSEL technology is now installed in more than 150 smartphones from a wide range of leading OEMs.