Infineon and Google ATAP to Develop Advanced Radar Technology for Gesture Sensing and Presence Detection Applications
Munich, Germany – May 30, 2015 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced that it is working with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) to develop a sensing solution. Potential applications include wearables, internet of things and automotive applications.
First implementations which provide gesture recognition and presence detection capability for a range of future devices were demonstrated by Google ATAP this week at its Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The sensor provides Google ATAP and its developer community with a compact and low power implementation suitable for integration and use in both mobile and fixed devices. It is based on Infineon’s advanced 60GHz transceiver technology while integrating RF transceiver, antenna and control electronics in a single package.
“Infineon is a recognized leader in radar-based sensor ICs, providing component and system-level solutions for consumer, automotive safety, industrial and commercial sensing and machine vision applications – markets that are expected to grow significantly in the coming years,” said Philipp Schierstaedt, Vice President and General Manager of the Business Line RF & Sensors of Infineon Technologies.
Infineon is working with the Google ATAP team on this radar-based sensor and already provides solutions for wireless communications of the future to other divisions at Google.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductors. Infineon offers products and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2014 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.3 billion with about 29,800 employees worldwide. In January 2015, Infineon acquired US-based International Rectifier Corporation, a leading provider of power management technology, with revenues of USD 1.1 billion (fiscal year 2014 ending June 29) and approximately 4,200 employees.
Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).