|Supplier Slogan||Sensing Everything.||Secure connections for a smarter world.||Listen. Think. Solve.||Sensor Intelligence.||Your automation, our passion.|
|HQ Location||United States||Netherlands||United States||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Stock Ticker||NYSE: INVN||NASDAQ: NXPI||NYSE: ROK|
|Employees||201 - 1,000||10,001 - 50,000||10,001 - 50,000||1,001 - 10,000||1,001 - 10,000||1,001 - 10,000|
|Website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website||Open website|
InvenSense is the leading provider of intelligent sensor system on chip (SoC) for Motion and Sound solutions found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products. Acquired by TDK on 21 Dec 2016.
NXP is a global semiconductor company enabling the Internet of Tomorrow. They develop solutions to provide secure, efficient connections, safer and greener automobiles, and add intelligence to everyday items. As a leader in processing and sensing solutions, they are driving a more innovative and connected world for the future. Freescale was acquired by NXP Semiconductors in December 2015.
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
Founded in 1946, the company now has more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7,400 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion. From factory automation to logistics automation and process automation, SICK is one of the leading sensor manufacturers. As a technology and market leader, SICK provides sensors and application solutions that create the perfect basis for controlling processes securely and efficiently, protecting individuals from accidents, and preventing damage to the environment.
Pepperl+Fuchs is known by customers around the world as a pioneer and an innovator in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology. Their main focus is always on your individual requirements: With a passion for automation and groundbreaking technology, they are committed to working in partnership with you now and in the future. They understand the demands of your markets, developing specific solutions, and integrating them into your processes.
Measuring and controlling - When it comes to pioneering automation technology, ifm electronic gmbh is the ideal partner. Since the foundation of the company in 1969 ifm has shaped industrial automation by continuous new developments in the field of sensors, Controllers and systems. Today the family-run business in second generation with about 5,000 employees in 70 countries is among the world-wide industry leaders. ifm combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and close customer contact of a medium-sized company.
The Internet of Things (IoT) market is growing at a historically fast pace. Sensors are the center of this incredible growth as they are key elements for gathering and outputting valuable data. Furthermore, sensors will enable connected devices to behave autonomously by being contextually aware of their environment and thus able to make their own intelligent decisions. InvenSense is uniquely positioned as the leading provider of the MEMS inertial sensors, microphones, software algorithms, sensor development tool and platforms needed for the product creation and sensor integration in IoT connected devices. InvenSense's SensorStudio, Firefly SoC with integrated software framework, 6- and 9-axis sensors with specialized algorithms, rich portfolio of high-performance analog, digital, and I²S microphones enable OEMs to innovate and manufacture leading-edge IoT products.
NXP sees the Internet of Things (IoT) as billions of intelligent connections that will encompass every aspect of our lives and make our world smarter, greener and safer. They believe that the biggest opportunities within the IoT will be in the transformational shift from the computing nexus to highly intelligent nodes - when intelligence massively scales, and the nodes have the power to learn, adapt and communicate. NXP are a market leader in microcontrollers with a broad portfolio of ARM-based MCUs with a low power, high security and small footprint – all ideal for IoT. They are a leader in IoT infrastructure with embedded processors for wired and wireless applications. From the end node to the cloud, NXP provides an unrivaled portfolio for supporting the incredible growth of smart, connected solutions including microcontrollers and microprocessors, security, connectivity, analog and sensors, and RF.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.
The future of industrial production has come to be known as the Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0, or cyber-physical systems. The opportunity to use a multitude of data to produce and supply goods in a more efficient and flexible way, while also saving resources and achieving better quality, ultimately depends on the reliability of the data input for the process chain – and the sensors that record real-time situations and convert these into digital signals. SICK started focusing its corporate claim on the future as early as 2004: “Sensor Intelligence.” epitomizes our clear focus on sensor technology as a data provider for the intelligent factory, making it the most fundamental module for providing the highest possible levels of transparency in the supply chain.
The availability of data in the "Internet of Things" is a crucial part of Industry 4.0. Pepperl+Fuchs has developed various concepts which build the bridge from the sensor level up to the cloud—simplifying and accelerating communication. These bridge technologies include WirelessHART, Ethernet for Process Automation and SmartBridge. Pepperl+Fuchs provides products and technologies for the fourth industrial revolution, making data available in the “Internet of Things” and supporting the concept of intelligent objects and connected plants. We are moving towards a new generation of sensors: Sensorik 4.0.
ifm electronic developed a brand new ifm System Solution App which is used to build Internet of Things system easily. This application can process different data sends to common scene main line system from different sensors. This application also support easy access to specification for the data. ifm is providing customized application which allows any programmable software to be embedded into ifm scene main line gateways.
Apple, Nintendo, Oculus, Samsung
BAM Labs, Garmin, KegData
Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
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|Industries||AerospaceHealthcare & Hospitals||AutomotiveChemicalsElectronicsEquipment & MachineryMarine & ShippingOil & GasPackagingPaper & PulpPharmaceuticalsRenewable EnergyUtilities||AutomotiveMetalsPackagingRenewable Energy|
|Use Cases||Indoor Positioning Systems||Building Automation & ControlSmart City Operations||Machine Condition Monitoring||Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems||Indoor Positioning SystemsMaterial Handling AutomationWater Utility Management|
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