About LaSAR Alliance

The LaSAR Alliance was established to create an ecosystem of like-minded companies and organizations to foster and encourage the development and promotion of technologies, components, devices, techniques and solutions to enable the efficient design and manufacture of augmented reality wearable devices including smart glasses and head-mounted displays. The goal is to provide an environment to facilitate a marketplace for ideas where members can exchange and share information, collaborate and partner to create, build and grow effective and compelling LBS (Laser Beam Scanning) based solutions, share best practices and to help drive the growth of the market for augmented reality wearables in general.

LaSAR Bylaws

Board of Directors

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Bharath Rajagopalan

Director of Strategic Marketing, STMicroelectronics

Bharath Rajagopalan is Director of Strategic Marketing at STMicroelectronics, responsible for developing the company’s strategy for Augmented Reality leveraging ST’s broad technology and product portfolio. Bharath is a veteran of the electronics industry, having served in technical, managerial, and executive roles in research and development, manufacturing, product development, and marketing. Bharath is also serving as the inaugural Chair of the LaSAR Alliance for which he was instrumental in conceiving, creating and implementing.

Prior to ST, he has held a number of leadership positions including roles at MicroVision, Dolby Laboratories, Texas Instruments and IBM in semiconductor technology development and manufacturing, display technology development and imaging systems. Bharath holds MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and an MBA.

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Paul Gallagher

Head of Technical Marketing, CTO EO Group, Applied Materials

Paul Gallagher has been involved in image sensors, optics, camera systems and image processing his whole career, working on products as diverse as nuclear missile navigation to the Barbie Cam. He ran the marketing and business development teams for OmniVision, Samsung SLSI CMOS Imaging Group, Pelican Imaging, and Airy3D. He is currently with Applied Materials Engineered Optics group focusing on productizing planar and waveguide optics. He holds 13 patents and has written over 25 papers for journals and magazines.

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Karl Leahy

Near to Eye Projection for Visible Lasers, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Inc

Karl Leahy received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the John Moors University, Liverpool, England. After working in England for a time he settled in Silicon Valley and started working for Osram Opto Semiconductors (then Siemens Opto Division) in Cupertino, California in 1997.  Initially working on consumer devices he then moved onto sensors for the automotive market.  Since 2018 Karl is focusing on the marketing development, optimization and rollout of light sources (emphasis on RGB laser diodes) for augmented reality display applications.

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Dr. Jussi Rahomäki

CEO & President, Dispelix USA Inc.

Dr. Jussi Rahomäki is CEO & President of Dispelix USA Inc., the US subsidiary of Finland based Dispelix Ltd. focused on see-through displays for augmented reality. Dr. Rahomäki is an experienced professional in diffractive and nanoscale optics, pursuing technology and business initiatives at the forefront of augmented reality industry. He has built his strong expertise in augmented reality and nanoscale optics technologies at various business and academic positions over the last decade. Dr. Rahomäki received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Eastern Finland. He holds 14 Publications and 7 Patents. In his free time, Dr. Rahomäki spends time with his wife and daughter, and is an avid mountain climber and paraglider.

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Makoto Masuda

COO, Mega One

Makoto Masuda joined Megaone in 2019.  Makoto Masuda graduated from Okayama University in department of Engineering . He worked for major Japanese companies such as Panasonic, Canon and Sharp.  He has extensive experiences in mass production, from design the optical products such as laser copiers to production equipment and manufacturing quality control.  He also engaged in the development of robot technology which utilized AI and IoT applications.  In recent years, he concentrated on developing AR technology using lasers and holds many patents related to the technology.  He wants to collaborate with more AR index companies globally to develop ECO system and aim to the AR market booming .