Entries by Tony Chao

Merck Animal Health to Acquire Vence

Vence is a natural fit with Merck Animal Health’s growing portfolio of animal intelligence products that include identification, traceability and monitoring products. This new technology will give cow-calf producers the ability to track their cattle and the ability to move them from pasture to pasture.

Ayar Labs Raises $130 Million in Series C Funding

Ayar Labs, the leader in chip-to-chip optical connectivity, today announced that the company has secured $130 million in additional financing led by Boardman Bay Capital Management to drive the commercialization of its breakthrough optical I/O solution. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NVIDIA entered this investment round, joining existing strategic investors Applied Ventures LLC, GlobalFoundries, Intel […]

AEye to Trade on Nasdaq as “LIDR”

AEye, Inc. (“AEye”), the global leader in adaptive, high-performance LiDAR solutions, announced today the completion of its business combination (the “Business Combination”) with CF Finance Acquisition Corp. III (Nasdaq: CFAC) (“CF III”), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald. The combined company will retain the AEye, Inc. name and is expected to commence […]

Desktop Metal Begins Trading under the Ticker Symbol “DM”

Desktop Metal Completes Its Business Combination with Trine Acquisition Corp. as Trading Begins Today on the NYSE under the Ticker Symbol “DM” Desktop Metal and Trine Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TRNE), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced they have completed their business combination; the combined company begins trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol […]

Continental Expands LiDAR Technology Portfolio by Investing in Robotic Vision and Sensing Pioneer AEye

Continental Expands LiDAR Technology Portfolio by Investing in Robotic Vision and Sensing Pioneer AEye Continental has signed an agreement for a minority investment in California-based LiDAR pioneer AEye Both companies are jointly developing a high-performance long-range LiDAR sensor based on AEye’s patented 1550nm agile architecture that utilizes a novel advanced micro MEMS technology Aim is […]

LightForce Orthodontics Raises $14M Series B To Correct Smiles With 3D Braces

LightForce Orthodontics secured a $14 million Series B round of funding to continue developing its customizable 3D-printed bracket system aka braces. Tyche Partners led the investment with follow-on investment from Matrix Partners and AM Ventures. Since its founding in 2015 by Dr. Alfred Griffin III, the Boston-based company has raised a total of $20.5 million. […]

Fuji Xerox of Fujifilm Group and Ripcord Accelerate DX by Establishing Joint Venture FUJIFILM RIPCORD

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., together with Ripcord — the world’s leading robotics and integrated SaaS digitization company based in California, U.S. — will establish a joint venture FUJIFILM RIPCORD this month in Japan. FUJIFILM RIPCORD will provide services that drive digital transformation (DX) in corporations and society, with aims to reach sales of over 30 […]