Cepton (NASDAQ: CPTN), a Silicon Valley innovator and leader in high-performance lidar solutions, recently entered into a binding agreement for a $100 million investment from Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd., its long-term automotive tier 1 partner and current shareholder. Cepton “intends to use this investment – Koito’s third since 2020 – to fund the company’s next growth stage as it looks to execute its vision to scale lidar technology for mass deployment… Cepton and Koito have had an established history of collaboration, including one that has been crowned with notable success, such as a significant ADAS lidar series production award on the General Motors business,” a recent article reads. “We are excited to further strengthen our partnership with Koito and remain deeply grateful for Koito’s continued support. This investment solidifies Cepton’s financial position and allows us to continue our execution excellence as we focus on commercialization and mass-market deployment of our lidar sensors,” Dr. Jun Pei, Cepton’s co-founder and CEO, is quoted as saying.
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About Cepton Inc.
Cepton is a Silicon Valley innovator of lidar-based solutions for automotive (“ADAS/AV”), smart cities, smart spaces and smart industrial applications. With its patented lidar technology, Cepton aims to take lidar mainstream and achieve a balanced approach to performance, cost and reliability, while enabling scalable and intelligent 3D perception solutions across industries. Cepton has been awarded a significant ADAS lidar series production award with Koito on the General Motors business. Cepton is also engaged with all top 10 global OEMs. Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans with decades of collective experience across a wide range of advanced lidar and imaging technologies, Cepton is focused on the mass market commercialization of high-performance, high-quality lidar solutions. Cepton is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has a center of excellence facility in Troy, Michigan, to provide local support to automotive customers in the Metro Detroit area. Cepton also has a presence in Germany, Canada, Japan, India and China to serve a fast-growing global customer base. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Cepton.com.
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