Angstrong Tech. science and technology



36 krypton learned that Angstrong Tech., which focuses on three-dimensional sensor components, recently obtained a round of investment of nearly 100 million yuan led by Beijing qingkong Jinxin capital, followed by Lihe science and technology innovation fund, alchemy capital and Hangzhou Fulin venture capital fund. The funds obtained will be mainly used for capacity expansion and R & D. Previously, the company obtained 20 million angel investment from Lihe science and technology innovation fund in September 2018.

Anxiang technology was founded in June 2018. Its core product is mogo, a 3D structured light module used in mobile / tablet, security monitoring, intelligent driving, smart home and other consumer electronic scenes. It can provide submillimeter precision 3D depth data acquisition function, supporting 3D depth map, 3D modeling and 3D face recognition algorithm.

"Angstrong Tech." has completed a round of financing of 100 million yuan, and will rely on technology accumulation to develop three-dimensional sensor「安思疆科技」完成亿元A轮融资,将依靠技术积累发力三维传感

Li An, the founder, said that the manufacturing of three-dimensional sensing equipment requires a complete set of system level technologies, including the design of imaging optics, lighting optics, lasers, diffraction optics, etc., to cooperate with each other. Among them, the technology of the transmitter is the most difficult, and the core technology of DOE and VCSEL is particularly critical. For example, the diffraction efficiency and safety protection mechanism of DOE directly determine the performance of products.


At the core competence level, Angstrong Tech. has advantages in the following aspects:

1) Software and hardware design and processing: independent design of DOE, chip technology processing of optical components, mastering semiconductor packaging and processing technology, so that the number of projection points exceeds 30000; at the same time, using independent research and development verification platform, prior to the design and development of products, it can be verified by the platform in advance, so that one-time production can be successful without proofing.

2) Get through the mass production capacity of the whole chain: through its own production line, get through all production links from DOE and VCSEL manufacturing to detection and packaging, and realize automatic micron level calibration in the core "calibration" link. The current capacity is 100000 sets per month.

3) Technical R & D capability: the core founding team has a deep technical background, with two vice presidents as experts in DOE and VCSEL fields; CTO Lu Yadong has been working in the field of Multimedia Engineering Algorithm for 15 years; chief scientist Zheng Zhenrong is an expert in 3D imaging / display, AR / VR, traditional imaging / lighting optics and other fields; and CEO Li An has led the overall scheme design and mass production of 3D camera module.

"Angstrong Tech." has completed a round of financing of 100 million yuan, and will rely on technology accumulation to develop three-dimensional sensor「安思疆科技」完成亿元A轮融资,将依靠技术积累发力三维传感

Since Apple released the first iPhone x with faceid function in September 2017, face scanning has gradually replaced fingerprint recognition as a new trend of smart phone biometric technology. Compared with fingerprint recognition, face scanning has the advantages of no touch, low power consumption and strong environmental adaptability. At the same time, the fault-tolerant rate of 3D scanning can reach one millionth, far exceeding that of fingerprint scanning, so as to achieve more accurate biometrics. For these reasons, face scanning has become the most widely used commercial scene in the field of 3D sensing.

Based on the shipment volume of 1.4 billion smart phones in 2018, the market demand potential of 3D scanning sensor devices in the field of mobile phones is expected to reach a billion level. Among them, apple and Huawei all adopt self-developed systems, while the remaining two or three echelon mobile phone manufacturers, such as Samsung, Xiaomi and vivo, have an annual production demand of about 1 billion smart phones, which is the main market cake for Anxiang.

In addition, in theory, the downstream application field that 3D sensor technology can connect is infinite. From 3D modeling, sweeping robot, mobile payment, security monitoring, to automatic driving, AR / VR, virtual games, all the fields related to image recognition are the potential market of Angstrong Tech. in the future.