Garmin International has acquired Pulsed Light, a company specializing in optical distance measurement technology, boasting that the sensor boards from the firm in Oregon are particularly accurate, small and lightweight. Pulsed Light developed and owns the intellectual property that enables this technology. The multiple applications could include products such as drones and robotics. A recent article in The Bulletin, an Oregon publication, added that Pulsed Light has been sought out by companies that require extra sensor data, for example for individual sports performance. Pulsed Light was established in 2011 by Bob Lewis and Dennis Corey, and it received external funding to support its development last year. Garmin explained in its announcement that optical distance measurement technology fits in neatly with its own competencies in location and positioning. Garmin specializes in GPS navigation, wireless devices and applications, with products relevant to the outdoor and fitness categories. It added that the offices and design associates of Pulse Light are to be retained by Garmin. The company was acquired at an undisclosed price.