United States of America
Cepton is a US-based lidar technology company that designs and manufactures high-performance, intelligent lidar sensors and perception solutions for various industries, including autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and industrial automation, with a focus on delivering high resolution, long range, and cost-effective solutions.
Co-founder and CEO of Cepton, an industry leading provider of mass-market lidar solutions that serve the automotive industry (ADAS/AV), as well as smart cities, smart spaces, and smart industrial applications. An innovator by nature, inspired by his grandfather Pei Wenzhong who was a renowned anthropologist, Pei has been referred to by some industry veterans as a “genius at instrumentation.” Pei developed the first optical and acoustical combination technique in semiconductor thin film measurement and holds numerous patents in the field of metrology. Before co-founding Cepton, Pei founded AEP Technology, an advanced optical instrumentation company, that focused on 3D surface profiling on a nanometer scale and pioneered the application of parallel computing in interferometric microscopy. AEP Technology’s instruments are used in advanced research institutions across the world.