A snowboarders dream come true: THE HUB, a wearable electronics jacket wired for both sound and mobile telephony capable of withstanding the most radical snowboarding environment.
Designed by Infineon Technologies and ONeill Europe (a leading high-quality sports wear and gear producer), THE HUB incorporates technology resulting from initial research done under the European Commissions ESPRIT and IST research programmes.
"The success of wearable electronics depends on low price, low weight and low power consumption," explains Norbert Lehner of Infineon, a company providing semiconductor and system solutions, based in Munich, Germany. "These three factors are mainly influenced by progress made in miniaturisation and architecture of the basic CMOS [Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor] technology compounds." Such progress was made thanks to earlier research conducted by Infineon in EC-funded projects such as ULTRA, ADEQUATE and ARTEMIS.
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