Infineon Technologies Austria AG is a group subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, a world-leading provider of semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon reduce the energy consumption of consumer electronics, domestic appliances and industrial facilities. They make a major contribution to the convenience, security and sustainability of vehicles, and enable secure transactions in the Internet of Things.
Infineon Austria pools competencies for research and development, production as well as global business responsibility. The head office is in Villach, with further branches in Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz, and Vienna. With 4,517 employees from around 70 countries (including 1,960 in research and development), in the financial year 2020 (ending in September) the company achieved a turnover of € 3.1 billion. With a research expenditure of 498 million euros, Infineon Austria is one of the strongest research companies in Austria.
About Infineon Graz
Whether in the Near Field Communication (NFC) transmission standard, security chips for payment cards and sovereign documents or 3D image sensor chips - the global competence center for contactless technologies is driving innovations in security and mobility as well as in the Internet of Things.
Further information: www.infineon.com/austria
Role of Infineon Technologies Austria (IFAT) in the IMPETUS project Infineon Austria is responsible for the development, manufacturing and provision of a unique microchip prototype with NFC (near field communication for contactless smart phone operation) and a multichannel, biochemical sensor interface. The microchip further features multiple power supply capabilities (NFC/batteryless sourcing, battery and/or capacitor sourcing and charging) and very high noise/RF immunity to achieve very high sensor signal resolution and sensitivity. The potentiostatic sensor interface is realized with a unique voltage mirror circuitry to provide a wide sensor operation range at even low supply voltages. The whole microchip is embedded to a low power microcontroller system with FLASH, RAM, ROM, ultralow power oscillator and a power management unit for different power level modes (zero power, sleep, stand by, sensor operation, whole system operation).
Furthermore, Infineon Austria is responsible for the development of the operating firmware for the microchip and for the realization of a first level biosensor system based on a printed circuit board for testing and verification purposes.