SAN JOSE, Calif. (December 17, 2021) – Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) will not participate in person at CES 2022 due to the surge in COVID-19 infection rates. The health and safety of employees, partners and the public are the topmost priorities for Velodyne and were the primary factors in the company’s decision.
Velodyne will still have a digital presence in CES and will host a virtual press conference on January 5 at 11:45 a.m. PST, which can be viewed live via webcast. The webcast link will be available on Velodyne’s ‘Events & Presentations’ webpage at that time. During the 45-minute press conference, CEO Dr. Ted Tewksbury will discuss how the company’s lidar sensors and software are shaping autonomous solutions in a wide range of markets. Additionally, he will share his vision for the future of lidar and what customers can expect from Velodyne in 2022 and beyond.
“At Velodyne, we stand by our vision: science in service of safety. This carries through in everything we do towards protecting a world in motion. While we were looking forward to connecting in person at CES 2022, to stay true to our commitment to safety, we’ve determined the most responsible course for the well-being of our employees, partners and the public is to forgo attending the event in person. While we will not be attending CES 2022 physically, we welcome engaging with customers and partners on how our lidar technology powers autonomous solutions that bring safety, sustainability, efficiency and privacy benefits,” said Dr. Tewksbury.
This press release contains “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, without limitation, all statements other than historical fact and include, without limitation, statements regarding Velodyne’s target markets, new products, development efforts, and competition. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “can,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Velodyne’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include uncertainties regarding government regulation and adoption of lidar, the uncertain impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Velodyne’s and its customers’ businesses; Velodyne’s ability to manage growth; Velodyne’s ability to execute its business plan; uncertainties related to the ability of Velodyne’s customers to commercialize their products and the ultimate market acceptance of these products; the rate and degree of market acceptance of Velodyne’s products; the success of other competing lidar and sensor-related products and services that exist or may become available; uncertainties related to Velodyne’s current litigation and potential litigation involving Velodyne or the validity or enforceability of Velodyne’s intellectual property; and general economic and market conditions impacting demand for Velodyne’s products and services. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Velodyne’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Velodyne’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Velodyne as of the date hereof, Velodyne undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.