Himax partners with Seeed Studio to bring SenseCAP LoRaWAN Vision AI sensor for smart farming to CES 2023

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TAINAN, Taiwan and SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading provider and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, and Seeed Studio, the IoT hardware partner, which provides services that enable developers to realize their projects and products for digital transformation, today announced the joint presentation of the SenseCAP A1101 LoRaWAN Vision AI Sensor embedded in the intelligent image sensor solution Himax WiseEye™ (“WiseEye”) , at the upcoming CES 2023 from January 5-8, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Seeed Studio, using its expertise in the tinyML Edge AI platform, has developed a plug-and-play and easy-to-integrate SenseCAP A1101 vision sensor that runs machine learning to support a variety of AI models such as image recognition, people counting, target detection, Counter detection and many others. This industry-leading battery-powered sensor solution includes the Himax HM0360 CMOS image sensor supporting a VGA solution up to 60 FPS and the WiseEye WE1 AI processor running at 400MHz local inference, enabling powerful machine learning with ultra-low power consumption, as well as a LoRaWAN module with low-power wide-area network protocol (LPWA) for long-range networks.

At CES, Himax and Seeed Studio will present the SenseCAP A1101 sensor, which has already been used in real smart farming cases. Powered by Himax’s ultra-low-power WiseEye technology, the SenseCAP A1101 vision AI sensor can run for over 9 months while continuously collecting field images and uploading the final data results from local inference every minute. The Vision AI sensor hardware is designed to offer a high level of industrial protection supporting an operating temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius and a waterproof rating of IP66, making it well-suited for IoT applications running in either Argo- Ecosystems can be placed outdoors or indoors. The sensor solution also supports quick configuration of Bluetooth APP and quick connection to gateways and cloud servers with just a few clicks.

“We are really happy and honored to work with Himax to embed their WiseEye solution into this Vision AI device. To be the most trusted IoT hardware partner for global developers, at Seeed we are always striving to integrate advanced technologies into ready-to-use hardware solutions for digital transformation in vertical industries,” said Joey Jiang, GM of Seeed Studio’s Industry and Application Group. “Working with Himax is another step in Seeed’s vision to empower every developer to achieve their digital transformation goals with Vision AI technology. With the SenseCAP A1101 LoRaWAN Vision AI Sensor, developers can combine vision and LPWAN with their IoT solutions to serve various scenarios of smart farming, smart metering and more.”

“Our WiseEye solution has proven itself in notebooks and many other applications including automatic meter reading, automotive, surveillance and smart office/home to name a few. Seeed Studio is one of the leading AI platforms in the world and our collaboration on the smart farming application is further validation of the suitability of our WiseEye technology for a variety of markets,” said Jordan Wu, CEO of Himax. “Demand for battery-powered smart devices with AI-enabled smart sensing is growing rapidly, presenting us with an opportunity to further expand by joining forces with other AI platform partners by offering our customers value-added features in terms of privacy, security, and superior battery life for diversified AI endpoint devices.”

Himax and Seeed Studio invite all interested parties to visit their booth at Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel (3400 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) Suite 1230. To arrange a meeting or booth visit, please contact Himax at [email protected] and Seeed Studio [email protected].

About Seeed Studio

Seeed Studio is the IoT hardware partner for digital innovators. Since 2008, they have been working closely with global technology ecosystems to provide hardware modules, devices and related services. They integrate the latest technology into thousands of open-source hardware modules, enabling millions of developers, manufacturers, and innovators from diverse backgrounds to innovate independently.

With professional and industrial expertise in embedded machine learning, edge computing, intelligent sensors and networks, their ready-to-use products are increasingly accelerating countless new digital solutions in the real world. With this in mind, her work has been recognized by both technology and mainstream media thanks to her zealous services in smart energy, digital factory, smart retail, precision agriculture, and scientific research, to name a few.


About Himax Technologies, Inc.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) is a fabless semiconductor solutions provider specializing in display imaging technologies. Himax is a global leader in display driver ICs and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, automobiles, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality (VR) devices and many other consumer electronics devices. In addition, Himax develops and supplies controllers for touch sensor displays, in-cell touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions, AMOLED ICs, LED driver ICs, power management ICs and LCoS microdisplays for Augmented Reality (AR) devices and heads-up displays (HUD) for the automotive industry. The company also provides ultra-low power CMOS image sensors, wafer-level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing and intelligent WiseEye™ image recognition used in a variety of applications such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, PC cameras and automobiles , security, medical equipment, home appliances, AIoT, etc. Himax was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan. Himax currently employs around 2,100 people in three Taiwanese offices in Tainan, Hsinchu and Taipei and in country offices in China, Korea and Japan, Germany and the USA. As of September 30, 2022, Himax has 2,980 issued patents and 417 patents pending worldwide. Himax has maintained its position as the leading provider of semiconductor display imaging solutions for consumer electronics brands worldwide.


Forward-Looking Statements

Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this conference call include, among others, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Company’s business; general business, economic and semiconductor industry conditions; market acceptance and competitiveness of the driver and non-driver products developed by the company; demand for end-use products; dependence on a small group of key customers; the uncertainty of continued success in technological innovation; our ability to develop and protect our intellectual property; pricing pressures including decreases in average selling prices; changes in customer ordering behavior; changes in the estimated effective tax rate for the full year; lack of supplies of key components; changes in environmental laws and regulations; Export license changes governed by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory approvals for further investments in our subsidiaries; our ability to collect accounts receivable and manage inventories and other risks described from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings, including those risks discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of its Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008. Year ended December 2021 can be identified with the SEC as amended.

Seeed Studio contact:

Lily Li, Communications and Community ManagerSeeed Technology Co., Ltd Tel: +86 755-86095676 Email: [email protected]https://seeedstudio.com

Himax contacts:

Eric Li, Chief IR/PR OfficerHimax Technologies, Inc. Tel: +886-6-505-0880 Fax: +886-2-2314-0877 Email: [email protected]www.himax.com.tw

Karen Tiao, Investor RelationsHimax Technologies, Inc. Tel: +886-2-2370-3999 Fax: +886-2-2314-0877 Email: [email protected]www.himax.com.tw

Mark Schwalenberg, DirectorInvestor Relations – US RepresentativeMZ North AmericaTel: +1-312-261-6430Email: [email protected]www.mzgroup.us

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