Apple sets the trend for lidars for smartphones. SK Hynix is developing a similar sensor
As you know, lidars appeared in the Apple iPhone 12 Pro smartphones. In fact, these are the so-called time-of-flight cameras (in English, Time of Flight, or TOF). Previously, Samsung and LG tried to equip their smartphones with TOF cameras but failed to interest consumers in this technology. Apple will be interested, there is no doubt about it. It also implies that the TOF market is facing explosive growth, which should attract interested manufacturers.