Why Apple is putting $400 million into lasers – Recode

Apple said today that it would give $390 million to Finisar, one of its suppliers, to build a plant in Texas for a part called “vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers,” or VCSELs. Why? Apple uses VCSELs in its new iPhone X to scan your face for its …
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