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  • Metalenz ships millions of its tiny cameras and powers up with $30M B round

    October 25, 2022

    Metalenz ships millions of its tiny cameras and powers up with $30M B round 10/12/22 | Devin Coldewey

  • PRESS RELEASE: Metalenz Raises $30 Million Series B Led by Neotribe Ventures to Address Fast Growing Demand for its Breakthrough Metasurface Optics.

    October 12, 2022

    October 12, 2022, Boston, MA – Metalenz, the market leader for metasurface optics for high-performance 3D sensing solutions, today announced the closing of a $30M Series B, led by Neotribe Ventures. The funding will be used to meet the growing demand for the company’s existing 3D Sensor metasurface optics while simultaneously accelerating the market introduction of its revolutionary new polarization sensing solution, PolarEyes. The round also saw participation from Foothill Ventures, M Ventures, Intel Capital, Osage University Partners, TDK Ventures, 3M Ventures, Global Brain, SG Innovate, Hegemon Capital, and Braemar Energy Ventures.

  • Metalenz Receives Platinum 2022 Laser Focus World Innovator Award for Its Polarization Sensing Technology with Meta-Optics.

    August 18, 2022

    PolarEyes™ was recognized with the highest honor by the 2022 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the optics and photonics community recognized Metalenz as a Platinum honoree.

  • Metalenz Expands Leadership Team in Response to Growing Demand for Its Breakthrough Metasurface Optics

    July 20, 2022

    Press Release :: Two new appointees will accelerate the launch of next generation metasurface optics for advanced sensing applications.

    Boston, MA – July 20, 2022 – Metalenz, the first company to commercialize meta-optics, today announces the appointment of Lars Johnsson Vice President of Product, Marketing and Business Development and Hao Zhou as Head of Sales in Asia.

  • The Future Of Metasurface Optics — A Q&A With Metalenz CEO Robert Devlin

    July 6, 2022

    Photonics Online :: Recently, much ado has been made about metasurface lenses. They’re incredibly compact and are increasingly producing high-quality images. What’s more, they can be made alongside semiconductors on-site in the very same foundries. That’s what Metalenz has hooked onto. They’ve established a partnership with STMicroelectronics to streamline their supply chain and, for the first time, bring metasurface optics into consumer products on a large scale.
    I recently chatted with Metalenz CEO Robert Devlin, who cofounded the company alongside Harvard University Professor of Applied Physics Federico Capasso, about the company’s beginnings, how its business partnership evolved, the challenges of integrating into consumer products, and what he believes is the future of metasurface optics.

  • Metasurfaces Come to the Market

    June 29, 2022

    Optica :: In the past decade, academic research labs have published increasingly dazzling results demonstrating the rich potential of metasurfaces. These planar materials, decorated with collections of nanostructures and nanopatterns, can shape and direct light in intricately engineered ways, doing the heavy lifting of multiple optical components in a single 2D surface.
    In principle, these accomplished engineered surfaces could radically reduce system size and complexity in a range of applications. But impressive as they’ve been in the lab, the use of metasurfaces in actual commercial devices has always seemed just out of reach—something that would happen at some point in the future, perhaps, but not quite today.
    Now Metalenz, an early-stage company spun out of the research group of Optica Fellow Federico Capasso at Harvard University six years ago—says it has crossed that threshold. 

  • World’s First Metasurface for Consumer Electronics Makes Commercial Debut

    June 16, 2022

    Laser Focus World :: A recently announced partnership between Metalenz and STMicroelectronics marks optical revolutions for the 3D sensor market.

  • Metalenz and STMicroelectronics Deliver World’s First Optical Metasurface Technology for Consumer Electronics Devices.

    June 9, 2022

    Metalenz metasurfaces are now on the market through its partnership with STMicroelectronics, marking the introduction of this revolutionary optical technology in real-world devices.

    Boston, MA and Geneva, Switzerland – June 9, 2022 – Metalenz, the first company to commercialize meta-optics, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announce that ST’s currently released VL53L8 direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) sensor is the highly anticipated market debut of the meta-optics devices developed through their partnership, which was disclosed in June 2021.

  • World’s First Printable Optical Metasurface For Vision, 3D Sensing, LIDAR Now Shipping In Consumer Products

    June 8, 2022

    Forbes :: Metalenz announced today that chip giant ST Micro’s latest product incorporates its metasurface technology that puts flat lenses in consumer products like smartphones, laptops, smart home devices, even cars.

    Crucially, Metalenz’ tech is printed like computer chips in silicon wafers, which means mass production at very low cost.

  • Cybernews Interview with Co-Founder and CEO Rob Devlin

    March 31, 2022

    Cybernews :: Since the pandemic caused a digital transformation for many companies and locked everyone at home, the need for technology suitable to use from home has only increased. One type of technology that can help make life easier is meta-optics.

    Metalenz has the ability to bring equipment that has previously lived in scientific or medical laboratories into the palm of every person’s hand.

  • Metalenz Launches Gemini to Make 3D Sensing Easier with Selectable Illuminator Optics

    January 24, 2022

    Benzinga :: Metalenz unveils the Gemini™ product family, switchable illumination optics based on foundational polarization IP.

  • The Nanotechnology Revolution Is Here—We Just Haven’t Noticed Yet

    January 22, 2022

    The Wall Street Journal :: For years, engineers have made microchips ever smaller and more powerful. Now they’re applying the technology to a host of miniature marvels.

  • Smartphone Cameras Might Soon Capture Polarization Data

    January 20, 2022

    Wired Magazine :: Normal cameras can process color and light. New tech from Metalenz collects information that could help your phone better understand the world around you.

  • Metalenz PolarEyes upgrades digital sensing with polarized light

    January 20, 2022

    Techcrunch :: Metalenz, maker of highly compact “2D” cameras for advanced sensing, hopes to bring polarized light into the mix for security and safety with its PolarEyes tech.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Metalenz partners with STMicroelectronics to develop manufacturing processes

    July 2, 2021

    Metalenz Inc. partners with global semiconductor leader STMicroelectronics to develop manufacturing processes for Metalenz’s meta-optics technology for next-generation smartphones, consumer […]