2021 | IMA InfoDay

A new feature this year was the simultaneous translation of the expert lectures as well as their offline recording for later viewing, not only for those who could not attend, whether due to workload, illness or quarantine.

Tomáš Trpišovský Opening, welcome speech video of the lecture pdf download
Jiří Bárta, Jan Schlechter, Karel Kalivoda News in IMA identification systems video of the lecture pdf download
Michael Tüllmann WITTE Digital — Introduction of flinkey & beyond video of the lecture pdf download
Jiří Havlík, Michal Kašpárek News in the areas of grant projects with IMA participation video of the lecture pdf download
Michal Kotrouš OKbase — basics of attendance system video of the lecture pdf download
Věra Šmídová ElA blockchain is not a cryptocurrency video of the lecture pdf download
Miroslav Husák Mikro/nano electronics — news and outlook video of the lecture pdf download
Tomáš Bureš ML and NN in Embedded systems for gesture recognition video of the lecture pdf download
Jaap Kautz Eurostars SACON — Smart access control for smart buildings video of the lecture pdf download
Jaroslav Kadlec Autosar — Automotive technology in practice video of the lecture pdf download
Josef Lazar Modern technologies of the Institute of Instrumentation of the CAS video of the lecture pdf download
Jakub Rozkydal ISIC — identification systems in schools video of the lecture pdf downloade

InfoDay is a traditional friendly gathering of IMA employees, partners and customers with a presentation of company news and insights into interesting European projects. In previous years, InfoDay was held in Prague Planetarium or in the Trade Fair Palace of the Prague’s National Gallery; this year’s InfoDay 2021 was hosted on Thursday 11 November at 1 p.m. in the historic setting of Troja Castle in Prague.

The continuous series of annual meetings was disrupted last year by the covid lockdown, so this year nothing was left to chance. In order to allow the personal meetings that are so lacking nowadays to take place, all anti-epidemiological measures were strictly observed. The participants’ infection-free status was checked, not only by verifying the QR codes confirming the vaccination or the test, but also by IR temperature measurement using an autonomous terminal that non-contactingly assesses the human body temperature to within 0.3°C in 0.5 seconds. For the unvaccinated without a current test, a self-test was available directly before entering the event.

The intent of the lecture sessions was to demonstrate IMA’s long-standing philosophy, its efforts to understand the direction of microelectronics development and to translate innovations into concrete innovations of IMA’s own products and systems.

The first block of lectures was traditionally opened by the company CEO Ing. Tomáš Trpišovský, CSc., who, in addition to defining the brief framework of the meeting, emphasized above all the strategic strengthening of IMA by joining the WITTE Automotive Group.

An overview of IMA’s innovations and examples of their practical use by customers was shared not only by the company’s Sales Director Ing. Jiří Bárta, but also Jan Schlechter and Ing. Karel Kalivoda. They did not forget to mention the vision for the development of key IMA products.

One of the WITTE Automotive group’s members is WITTE Digital with its specific access system Flinkey for automotive. Based on the results presented by WITTE Digital representative Michael Tüllmann, the vision of integrating the IMAporter system into applications for the German market appears to be feasible, as does the idea of using IMA as a development center for the WITTE group.

Information about selected international IMA projects in the automotive sector – AI4CSM, ArchitectECA2030, NewControl, AI4DI, STORAIGE, including examples of the results achieved, were presented by Ing. Jiří Havlík and Ing. Michal Kašpárek, PhD.

During the break, not only St. Martin’s Day refreshments awaited the visitors, but also eight exhibition booths where innovative products from both IMA and cooperating companies were presented. The cooperating companies WITTE Digital, OKsystem and ASSA Abloy presented their products. There was also a demonstration of the results of research projects SACON, DAIS, AFarCloud, AI4P and others.

After the break, the floor was given over to experts from academia and industry.

An example of successful integration of the OKbase attendance system with the IMA electronic identification was presented by Michal Kontrouš from OKsystem.

Ing. Věra Šmídová presented the participants with examples of the use of the blockchain platform, which was prepared for commercial use within the Electrotechnical Association of the Czech Republic (ElA), of which IMA has been a member since its foundation.

The evolutionary development of classical microelectronics has already hit physical limits. The vision presented by prof. Ing. Miroslav Husák, CSc. foresees not only the use of new unusual materials, but also suggests a paradigm shift consisting, among other things, in the transition to quantum computers, computer learning, artificial intelligence…

Tomáš Bureš‘ presentation briefly showed a concrete use of neural networks for gesture recognition. An interesting feature is the cost-effective implementation in a simple RH850 processor, on which the IMA research team has been working for a long time.

Within the international SACON project, the integration of the IMAporter identification system with the localization system of the Dutch company EVALAN represented by Jaap Kautz, MSc., PhD. The solution is designed for smart buildings and uses the bGrid® standard.

The framework information about the comprehensive Autosar standard was presented by doc. Ing. Jaroslav Kadlec, Ph.D. on the practical implementation of the longboard electronics with the transmission of operational data to the wristband/watch.

InfoDay was also visited by the Director of the Institute of Instrumentation of the CAS prof. Ing. Josef Lazar, Ph.D. The Institute is an absolute world leader in the field of electron microscopy and other special devices. The list of its activities and selected results is an inspiration for microelectronic visionaries.

As the last of the speakers, Mgr. Jakub Rozkydal introduced GTS Alive, a global issuer of ISIC student identification cards. In cooperation with the IMA, he is preparing the transition to mobile IDs, based on the use of the IMAporter identification platform.

After the lectures, the floor was opened up for talks, exchanges of experiences, a tour of the castle premises and those who wanted to refresh themselves after a busy afternoon with the sounds and smells of the night forest could visit the Fata Morgana greenhouse, where guided tours were arranged in collaboration with the Prague Botanical Garden.

InfoDay 2021 was a success check out the video

We would like to thank all 120 partners and clients
for their participation in the successful InfoDay 2021