October 21 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), a global leader in mobility, energy efficiency and IoT semiconductors, today announced a partnership with the non-profit Rainforest Connection (RFCx) to leverage acoustic technology , big data and artificial intelligence/machine learning to save rainforests and monitor biodiversity. In this collaborative project, RFCx will attempt to use Infineon’s gas sensing technology to enhance and expand the capabilities of its current acoustic listening devices for monitoring and protecting fragile rainforest ecosystems. This includes monitoring primates, birds, frogs, insects, bats and other creatures and, through this partnership, protects forests from the threats of illegal logging and fire.
“Infineon will allow us to better monitor rainforest ecosystems in different locations, independent of weather conditions and environmental concerns,” said Topher White, CEO and founder of RFCx. “Our mission is to develop and utilize conservation technologies that empower our partners to protect threatened ecosystems. By collaborating with Infineon on new technologies, we are excited to take rainforest conservation technologies to the next level. At the same time, I am also delighted to be a keynote speaker at Infineon’s annual OktoberTech Americas event”.
RFCx’s scalable real-time monitoring system protects and studies remote ecosystems through the use of acoustic sensors (soon to adopt Infineon’s gas sensing technology at selected sites) and artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches, enabling local collaboration Partners can take action. More dimensional monitoring of ecosystem soundscapes in selected locations using Infineon’s gas sensors will enable RFCx and its partners to detect fires as well as other potential threats in real time. The platform feeds data from remote, inaccessible areas of the world to local partners, which may soon include local fire departments.
Bob LeFort, President of Infineon Americas, said: “Infineon’s mission is to make the world more convenient, safer and greener. This partnership confirms our mission to use Infineon’s technology and expertise to improve rainforests monitoring activities in the United States to help prevent illegal deforestation, stop animal poaching, and now explore monitoring gases and forest health in very remote areas. We are committed to using our technology to help combat climate change and protect natural resources.”