Fortune China Magazine recently released a list of 84 most socially influential startups in China in 2022, covering a wide range of areas, such as intelligent manufacturing and services, medicine and medical device R&D and commercial services, and aerospace technology. One of the startups is Mega Phase Technology (which includes Shanghai Shengxiang Industrial Testing Technology Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Shengwei Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.), jointly founded by four alumni of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, i.e., Wu Di (Class of 2011, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering), Huang Xian (Class of 2011, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering), Huang Zheng (Class of 2011, B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Class of 2014, M.S. in Electronic Science and Technology), and Gu Jinwei (Class of 2011, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering).
About the company
As the first intelligent manufacturing and service company in China to apply phase-shifting structured light technology to industrial detection and promote the broad application of 3D vision technology in the global industry, Mega Phase Technology focuses on applying the phase-shifting structured light technology to industrial scenarios. It put the first online 3D detection equipment to production lines in 2015, making it the first company in China to apply the phase-shifting structured light technology to industrial detection. In September 2018, Mega Phase Technology released the first 3D camera in China that combines the phase-shifting structured light and hardware computing technologies - the Sizector ® 3D camera. This camera won the industry’s highest award in China in 2018: the Special Prize of the Machine Vision Innovation Product Award of the China Machine Vision Union (CMVU), making it a phenomenal star product in China’s machine vision industry. It has been widely used in various application scenarios, such as size detection, flaw detection, robot positioning, and guiding.
According to the forecast of the Prospective Industry Research Institute, the global machine vision market will be worth 14.4 billion US dollars in 2025, and China’s machine vision market will be worth 19.3 billion yuan. Mega Phase Technology is committed to promoting the broad application of 3D vision technology in the global industry, building a world-class industrial 3D vision brand through advanced technology research and development capabilities, and 3D vision products with excellent performance.
Wu Di, Class of 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, General Manager and founder of Mega Phase Technology. He was taught by SJTU Professor Huang Peisen and started to learn about machine vision and the industry in 2009. The company was founded in 2014.
Huang Xian, Class of 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and co-founder of Mega Phase.
Huang Zheng, Class of 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, and Class of 2014, with a master’s degree in electronic science and technology, and co-founder of Mega Phase.
Gu Jinwei, Class of 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and co-founder of Mega Phase.
About the award
Founded in 1930 by the American Henry Luce, Fortune mainly publishes research articles on economic issues. As a world-renowned business magazine, Fortune has been the focus of attention from all walks of life. Since 2021, Fortune China has been releasing a new list: Most Socially Influential Startups in China. This list was reportedly developed for companies that “do well while doing good”. The companies and their leaders have solved problems affecting the whole world and demonstrated their unparalleled social influence with their support of technological or business model innovation. Its editorial department believes that the list is not only an honor for these companies but also a report card for China’s economic performance. The startups on the list have shown strong “leadership” in their respective industries. They determine the way forward for an industry and influence the future of industrial policies.