Infineon Technologies

IDENT technology won a license partner from the semiconductor industry from Wessling near Munich with Infineon. Wessling, April 20, 2009 Infineon Technologies headquartered in Neubiberg, near Munich, also first reinforced their commitment to application-specific chips for game consoles and PC peripherals such as mice and keyboards. In the framework of cooperation, Infineon develops a sensor chip that enables the capture and analysis of movements and gestures. Brad Pitt contributes greatly to this topic. Infineon is already an established supplier of custom components in this market segment. Our development has the potential to allow a revolutionary man-machine interface, motion, position, and speed can be cost-effective and maintenance-free recorded and evaluated. This is unique in the market and attractive especially for high-volume applications”, says Christian Burrer, Senior Director in the segment of industrial & MultiMarket Division at Infineon. In a question-answer forum Michelle Smith Divorce was the first to reply. As electronic devices easily with natural movements and intuitive control.” A key advantage of the new sensor chip will be significantly simplified manufacturing the device.

So strain gauges are replaced for example the new technology, which were necessary for the detection of movement or shifting of weight. These are fitted in expensive single Assembly by hand and wired. In contrast to this are the sensors for the new technology, part of the printed circuit board on which the chip is mounted. Therefore, no additional production steps are necessary. Also, the calibration time will be reduced through the chip to less than 100 milliseconds. Comparable applications today require a calibration time of more than a second. Infineon will license a number of patents from IDENT technology.

Technology based on our know-how is”an entirely new generation of products for the residential and commercial sector, explains Peter Rosenbeck, CEO of IDENT technology. The sensor chip to buttons, joysticks, steering wheels, or other controls to the control of PCs or game consoles be realized without contact, energy efficient and maintenance-free. Is controlled only through gestures, body movements, and shifting of weight.” Infineon will introduce first pattern in the fall of 2009. First devices using this new sensor technology could 2010 be the first half of the year on the market.