Despite the fact that some of the partners had been working together in projects before (NXP and CISC have worked on joint projects, cooperation’s between TUG and NXP in various R&D projects, CISC and IOT40, as well as IOT40 and trinitec have already successfully implemented joint activities), STIP is the first time of cooperation between all the partners. In contrast to former projects, the partners are now to be found along the value chain which allows them to work on the identified issue in a holistic approach.
NXP Semiconductors Austria is the global competence centre for secure contactless identification systems within NXP. More than 500 highly qualified employees at the site Gratkorn focus on research, design and marketing of integrated circuits for secure RFID systems, including technical customer support. NXP AT is 100% owned by NXP N.V., the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications. NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries. NXP AT addresses secure contactless electronic documents, bank cards, tickets and solutions based on NFC (Near Field Communication). Technology application domains including car access & immobilization systems as well as solutions for object identification and authentication (e.g. for smart meters) complete the product offer.
CISC (www.cisc.at) is an internationally oriented and highly awarded company that provides competitive and innovative products and technology for design and verification of heterogeneous networked embedded microelectronic systems. CISC delivers worldwide both products and engineering services to our customers being represented in the Semiconductor, Automotive, Wireless Communication and RFID industry. CISC was founded in 1999 and is 100% privately owned SME. The headquarters office is based in Klagenfurt, Austria, since 2007 a R&D office in Graz, Austria, is in place. In 2012 CISC founded its 100% subsidiary CISC Semiconductor Corp. in Mountain View (CA), U.S.A.
IOT40 develops software based on the overall paradigm of “CONNECT – DETECT – ACT” for industrial and process applications as well as the public sector. The system connects devices, processes and people to identify and solve problems: it manages and controls devices (sensors, actuators), services and applications over the Internet. It intelligently detects deviations and anomalies and automatically triggers appropriate and immediate action based on knowledge that is stored in the system: it drives the implementation of activities, delivers traceability and documentation of activities and process steps. The solutions combine in a unique way and format machine-to-machine, person-to-machine and person-to-person communications, which is considered to be the key to the successful implementation of cyber-physical systems.
trinitec develops innovative software solutions by mapping business processes efficiently to specific customer needs. The expert team is experienced in integrating data from various sources and applications. trinitec designs schema optimization for the internal data of a company and assists in integrating customers, partners and suppliers. The core competence is the mapping of business processes to user applications using modern web technologies. In extension to these competences trinitec maintains and constantly enhances a wide network of competent partners. With their experts in software engineering, consultants and partners trinitec develops total package solutions. As consultants trinitec coordinates and crosslinks between customers and partners throughout the whole project.
The Silicon Alps Cluster is a public-private partnership that brings together Austrian players from industry, science and public authorities. The partnership focuses on the development and positioning of the electronics and microelectronics sector in Austria. Services offered by the cluster are especially geared towards SMEs (65% of all industry partners), start-ups and cooperative project developments. In this way the cluster addresses the specific challenges involved in regional value creation, technological development, internationalization and workforce development. The value gained as a result of the cluster's involvement in and support of the dissemination and exploitation processes benefits the consortium in that, on the one hand, the cluster has an established national and international network at its disposal and, on the other, the two employees responsible for the project have many years of experience in the areas of communication, design, innovation management and technology transfer, all of which they have already demonstrated in other funded projects.
The required competence in topics of cyber-physical production systems, HW/SW codesign, platform architectures, middleware, model-based techniques in engineering, and security, is provided by the institute. Teaching at the institute - supported by lecturers from industry - has been steadily improved and extended over the years. The institute collaborates with companies like Andritz Hydro GmbH (secured controller architecture), AMS (power-aware MP3 decoder chip), Infineon (e.g. Hash Coprocessor development, ad-hoc sensor networks) and NXP (power-aware smart cards, ASIP for JAVA Card, etc.). Most successful co-operations between the institute and industrial partners are based on PhD theses. They cover the basic-research work and a part of the prototypeimplementation. Master's students provide additional personnel resources. Clearly specified (sub-) tasks like implementing and testing, are realised by these students.