ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TriLumina Corp., a leading developer of semiconductor laser illuminators for solid-state LiDAR systems that enable autonomous vehicles and new automotive safety systems, announced that Brian Wong has been named as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Wong is an experienced leader and highly respected in the semiconductor industry with an impressive record of building and growing profitable technology companies.
"As TriLumina continues to solidify its position in the automotive sensing market building customer relationships and strategic partnerships, we are pleased to have Brian join the Company to lead us into this exciting next phase," said Ray Quintana, TriLumina board member and Partner with Cottonwood Technology Fund. "Brian brings the experience and leadership necessary to drive TriLumina from technology developer to a key supplier of enabling products to the rapidly expanding automotive sensing, illumination and depth sensing markets."
With over 30 years' experience in optical, semiconductor, and energy storage segments for automotive, aerospace, and consumer customers, Mr. Wong's background dovetails well with TriLumina's technology and target markets. In previous CEO roles, he has introduced complex technologies into high volume production for mission critical applications, formed strategic partnerships with over a dozen international companies, and raised significant equity financing. Most recently, Mr. Wong was CEO of Enevate Corp, a Silicon-Anode based Li-Ion battery company.
"I'm excited to join TriLumina and lead the company as we commercialize our technology for key markets," Mr. Wong said, "particularly now as TriLumina focuses and accelerates its development efforts in the solid-state LiDAR space. LiDAR sensors, enabled by TriLumina lasers, are driving the development of today's new safety systems and tomorrow's autonomous vehicles. The technology will make our roads much safer, more efficient and are expected to save millions of lives."
"Brian Wong is the ideal person for the CEO position at TriLumina given his long track record in developing and deploying semiconductor technologies in automotive and other extremely demanding customer segments. Brian has a successful history of growing cutting-edge and innovative companies and is a perfect match for TriLumina," said Lee Rand, a TriLumina board member and Partner at Sun Mountain Capital.
About TriLumina Corp.
TriLumina, a semiconductor laser company, has developed a family of fast, powerful and cost-effective semiconductor lasers that will allow cars to see, think, predict and react. TriLumina is focused on lasers for solid-state automotive laser radar (LiDAR) technologies and smart illumination products in driver monitoring sensing applications. TriLumina lasers are a platform technology as use cases extend beyond the automobile to 3D depth sensing, human machine interfaces, and IR sensing in robotics, industrial applications and in the home. For more information, visit www.trilumina.com.