Tech Digest: Fiserv, Conjugon, Johnson Controls

Tech Digest: Fiserv, Conjugon, Johnson Controls

Fiserv in talks with Australian banks

Brookfield, Wis. — Check-processing firm Fiserv is in negotiations with three major Australian banks – Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation – to manage the Vipro check processing system. If negotiations are completed successfully, the three banks would form a joint venture that would have all processing operations managed by Fiserv.

Herrera to join Conjugon’s board of directors

Madison, Wis. — Biotechnology company Conjugon announced on Monday that Guillermo Herrera, former senior vice president of Abbott Laboratories, will be appointed to Conjugon’s board of directors. CEO Christopher Price said in a statement that Herrera’s experience in the pharmaceutical field will be a valuable tool to the company as they continue to develop ways to counter antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Johnson Controls partners with automotive firms

Milwaukee — Automotive supplier Johnson Controls announced on Monday that it has joined two automotive organizations. Autosar is a partnership of major automakers to establish industrial standards for cars’ electronics. It will supply definitions to be installed in Johnson’s software. The LIN Consortium works to create an open standard for serial-bus systems, such as the garage-door opener Johnson permanently installs in its vehicles.