Himax and Kneron came together for AI-enabled security and surveillance solution

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Together, Himax and Kneron made a Himax’s SLiMTM, an industry leading structured light-based 3D sensing.

Himax Technologies, headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan, and Kneron, based in San Diego, US, jointly announced a collaboration to accelerate the development and commercialization of a high precision and high-performance 3D sensing and AI-enabled security and surveillance solution.

Himax Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor solution provider dedicated to display imaging processing technologies. It is a worldwide market leader in display driver ICs and timing controllers used in TVs, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality (VR) devices, and many other consumer electronics devices.

3D and AI-enabled security solution

Himax’s SLiMTM (Structured Light Imaging Module), an industry-leading structured light-based 3D sensing hardware total solution consisted of its cutting-edge design. It’s also has manufacturing capabilities in optics, NIR sensors, ASIC as well as unique know-how in 3D sensing system integration, and Kneron’s dedicated edge artificial intelligence (AI) processor and facial recognition algorithm with deep learning technology.

The 3D sensing, AI-enabled solution can deliver real-time 3D depth map generation with high resolution and high accuracy performance for the indoor and outdoor environment. Furthermore, it is engineered for ultra-lower power consumption in a compact form factor, making it ideal for integration with security and surveillance system.

Jordan Wu, Chief Executive Officer of Himax Technologies, stated, “While we continue working closely with leading Android smartphone makers and platform providers to enable wider 3D sensing adoption in 2019 and beyond, we are seeing emerging 3D sensing adoption in various vertical industries such as AR/VR, IoT, industrial, automotive, security and surveillance, among several others. Our SLiMTM is a turnkey 3D sensing module that can enable facial recognition, 3D reconstruction and scene perception. With the ASIC chip for 3D depth decoding that Himax has developed, we can extend the solution beyond smartphone to wide applications without duplicating the development efforts. 3D sensing represents the most significant growth opportunity for Himax in the next few years.”

Albert Liu, the founder, and CEO of Kneron, said, “We are pleased to partner with Himax to bring AI and 3D sensing technologies to the new generation of security and surveillance applications. We believe this joint solution will deliver the highest performance and provide cost advantage to meet customers’ demand. We already have engagements with the leading players in the areas of IoT, smart homes as well as security and surveillance. We expect to see our solution embedded in customers’ product in 2020.”



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