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Exhibitors & Sponsors 2012

Silver Sponsors
Analog Devices
Analog Devices designs and manufactures semiconductor products and solutions. ADI sensing, energy harvesting, processing, and connectivity technologies offer best-in-class power efficiency, precision, and reliability to ensure even the most demanding IoT applications are empowered with the right data at the right time, with the right level of accuracy.
 
Infinite Power Solutions
Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS)—a U.S. clean-technology company—is a global leader in manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film, micro-energy storage devices. Founded in 2001, IPS is privately held with corporate headquarters and volume manufacturing in Littleton, Colo. The company is the only ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of all-solid-state, thin-film batteries and its energy storage products provide unrivalled performance, size and service life to displace conventional coin cells, supercapacitors, and other printed and solid-state micro-batteries in a variety of applications. THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) products are paper-thin and provide unprecedented efficiency in micro-energy storage and uniquely enable embedded power and ambient energy-harvesting solutions to create miniature, autonomous, perpetual power supply solutions. THINERGY MECs uniquely serve battery powered applications such as Bluetooth® Smart devices and other wireless sensors, active RFID tags, real-time clocks, powered cards, medical devices, and consumer electronics.
 
KCF Technologies Inc
KCF Technologies enables a smarter, sustainably powered Internet of Things. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, KCF Technologies is a dynamic technology development company that remains founder and employee-owned. We bring practical, innovative applications of low power wireless sensors, energy harvesters, and smart materials to our customers and partners. By leveraging internal and government funded R&D, university collaboration, and strategic industry partnerships, we create solutions that are rapidly advancing the state of the art in smart systems. We have a proven record of creating value from research; delivering a commercial outcome from all of our funded research programs.
 
Linear Technology Corporation
Linear Technology Corporation has been acquired by Analog Devices, Inc. Please refer to Analog Devices booth P27.
 
Marlow Industries Inc
II-VI Marlow is the world leader in quality thermoelectric technology. II-VI Marlow develops and manufactures thermoelectric modules and value-added systems for the aerospace, defense, medical, industrial, automotive, power generation and telecommunications markets. With our full range of products and services, II-VI Marlow can offer the optimum solution to meet your quality, performance, cost and delivery needs. II-VI Marlow offers additional support through a global network of channel partners and regional offices located in USA, Germany, China, Japan and Singapore.
 
MicroGen Systems
MicroGen Systems, Inc. is developing a suite of products based on its proprietary piezoelectric vibrational energy harvester (PZEH) technology. These low cost, long lifetime (>20 years) Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) are micro-power sources that extend rechargeable battery lifetime or will eliminate the need for batteries altogether. Applications include consumer, military, industrial and commercial industries.
 
Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs, power management products; timing and voice processing devices, RF solutions; discrete components, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at http://www.microsemi.com External Link.
 
Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics is an award-winning authorized global semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies from more than 450 manufacturers to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online and houses more than 1,500 Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training sites, including the highly informative Energy Harvesting Technologies PKC, found at http://www.mouser.com/energy_harvesting/. A subsidiary of TTI, Inc. and part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year and ships globally to over 325,000 customers in 170 countries from its state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit
 
Nextreme Thermal Solutions
Laird is a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems. Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets. Laird employs over 9,000 employees in more than 47 facilities located in 16 countries.
 
SolarPrint Ltd
SolarPrint, founded in 2008 based in Dublin, Ireland. The company develops dye sensitised solar cells (DSSC), a third-generation printable solar cell technology.
 
SolarPrint's technology supports higher functionality to enable the ability to scale more power-hungry wireless solutions than possible with other solutions. When it is integrated into wireless sensors for energy harvesting purposes in buildings, DSSC provides significant cost savings by eliminating wired networks and the need to replace or lengthen the life of batteries.
 
Exhibitors
ActLight
ActLight is a Switzerland based startup company with focus on innovations and intellectual property related to characteristics of CMOS electronics when exposed to light.
ActLight offers a solution for an on-chip energy harvesting technology based on solar cells integrated directly into today's CMOS production process. Technology is validated and presently we are looking for technology partners in the area of wireless sensors and energy harvesting in order to bring the technology to market. Marketing, business development, and IP protection is done by top experts located in Japan, Switzerland and US. ActLight has won the "Swiss Venture Kick" competition and was also awarded a 2nd place in the "Swiss Innovation Award 2011".
 
Anagear
Anagear BV, founded in 2010, is a privately held, fabless mixed-signal semiconductor company, located in The Netherlands. Anagear develops and markets smart power management components for ultra low-power, autonomously operating electronic systems supplied by batteries or by ambient energy scavenging.
 
The ANG101x PMIC product family integrates solar power harvesting and energy storage management functionality with battery backup, active/sleep cycle timing, programmable output voltage scaling and autonomous monitoring of system critical voltages and remaining energy levels.
 
Anagear products offer unique and competitive solutions for smart power management in ultra low-power and self-powered systems and enable true 'install and forget' wireless sensor networks for the 'Internet of Things'.
 
Canovatech
Canova Tech delivers silicon IPs, design Services and product solutions to the semiconductor industry worldwide. Founded in 2005, Canova Tech is constantly improving the quality of the services by working passionately with a professional team of creative and motivated staff.
 
Energy harvesting, ultra-low power and efficiency, sensor conditioning and power management are the natural topics to be addressed by Canova Tech. As result of internal research and development activities, Canova Tech unveils ETA, a collection of Silicon-Proven Semiconductor IP blocks dedicated to Energy Harvesting and Ultra Low Power Applications.
 
Columbia University
The EnHANTs project is implementing a peer-to-peer power aware network with low enough power consumption to allow operation off of harvested energy in a business-card sized form factor. Our demonstration of this platform exhibits the prototype components of the current EnHANTs implementation which, except for the microcontroller used, are all custom engineered and fabricated to achieve this ultra-low power consumption.
 
Fraunhofer IIS
Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. With the development of the audio coding method MPEG Layer-3, short MP3, Fraunhofer IIS has reached a worldwide recognition.
 
In close cooperation with our partners and clients we provide our research and development services in the following areas: Digital radio broadcasting systems, audio and multimedia technology, digital cinema systems, design automation and integrated circuits, wired, wireless and optical networks, localization and navigation, high-speed camera systems, imaging systems and nanofocus X-ray technology, medical sensor solutions and communications technology in transport and logistics.
 
"The group 'integrated energy supplies' carries out research and development in the field of energy harvesting, power and battery management. High-efficient voltage converters and charge circuits for different kinds of energy harvesting transducers are subject of the developments as well as complete energy supply systems which use thermal gradients, light or vibrations to power wireless transceivers and sensors. A further focus are battery management systems for different kinds of batteries, which estimate SOC and SOH and keep the batteries in the optimum operation range to achieve maximum performance and lifetime."
 
Libelium
Libelium designs and manufactures hardware for wireless sensor networks and a complete software development kit (SDK) so that system integrators, engineering, and consultancy companies can deliver reliable Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. Waspmote—Libelium's wireless sensor platform—is modular and ready to integrate with key Cloud systems and low-energy IoT connectivity protocols.
 
Over 10,000 developers from 120 countries in companies ranging from startups to universities to large international corporations have adopted Libelium's technology for projects in five continents. Commercial deployments based on Waspmote include applications as varied as parking, traffic congestion, environmental monitoring, water quality and precision agriculture.
 
Gartner named Libelium a Cool Vendor in embedded software and systems in 2014.
Recently, Libelium has been considered a "unicorn" company in technological sector in Spain by Financial Times.
 
Millennial Net
Millennial Net, Inc. is a world market leader of wireless mesh network sensor technology. The company's core MeshScape technology is the only wireless sensor networking solution available today that supports the unique requirements of low power and low latency, bi-directional and peer-to-peer to overcome critical challenges traditionally associated with wireless sensor networks. Millennial Net is a worldwide provider of commercial and industrial wireless networking systems and products for energy management, home and industrial automation markets, military and logistics as well as medical applications that enable users, OEMs and systems integrators to quickly and cost-effectively implement wireless monitoring and control applications. Millennial Net is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA.
 
Nietzsche Enterprise Co Ltd
Nietzsche Enterprise Co., Ltd, established in 1978 and ISO9001 certified, is a leading Design House Manufacturer, recommended Certificate Accredited Supplier of ZigBee Wireless Sensing Network. With the design centre and factory in Taipei, Taiwan, we are committed to solving constraints from wires and cables through delivering long battery life, long transmission distance, reliable and scalable wireless network to our customers. Leveraging cutting-edge Texas Instruments ZigBee SoC, we not only apply ZigBee Module in our own products, but also assist our customers to build up their wireless sensing networks by build-in ZigBee module into their applications.
 
Omron Corporation
There are five business fields of OMRON : industry, electronic devices, social systems, and medical and healthcare.
 
Omron's vast product line includes sensors, relays, connectors, optoelectronics, and switches that are used in consumer electronics, computer peripherals, office automation products, and telecom applications.
 
Keihanna Innovation Center is the core of technological innovation at OMRON, and where most of our researchers are based.
 
A global hub for R&D, Keihanna combines OMRON's sensing and control technologies with cutting-edge external technologies and matches them to social needs, based upon the fundamental concept of "collaboration and concentration."
 
The Vibration-Driven Energy Harvester is also developing at the research institute.
 
Redpine Signals Inc
Redpine Signals is an eleven year old fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company. It delivers leading edge, ultra-low-power - high-performance products for next-generation mobile and M2M wireless applications. Redpine has 45 patents granted and over 150 in the pipeline - making it the Vanguard of Wireless technology that is helping over 1,500 customers deliver products in the M2M space, enabling fast penetration of wireless technology in all aspects of life. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Redpine employs over 220 staff worldwide.
 
UC Berkeley
The Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) is the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Microsensors and Microactuators. BSAC conduct industry-relevant, interdisciplinary research on micro- and nano-scale sensors, moving mechanical elements, microfluidics, materials, processes & systems.
 
Our Goals:
Create a leadership research environment through the collective appeal of top-rank university researchers, an environment of collaboration, and access to a diverse group of Industrial Members who are usually current or future market leaders in their segments.
 
Educate the next generation of microsystems technology leaders in industry and academia.
 
Ensure commercial relevance and reduce the time to commercialization of BSAC research through intensive collaboration with Industrial Members.
 
Gift Sponsor
American Elements
American Elements is the world's manufacturer of engineered & advanced materials with a catalogue of over 12,000 products including high purity chemicals, semiconductors, metals and compounds for petrochemicals, photovoltaics, lasers, optics, solar energy, and fuel cells. American Elements maintains manufacturing and research in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China.
 
Lanyard Sponsor
Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics is an award-winning authorized global semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies from more than 450 manufacturers to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online and houses more than 1,500 Product Knowledge Center (PKC) training sites, including the highly informative Energy Harvesting Technologies PKC, found at http://www.mouser.com/energy_harvesting/. A subsidiary of TTI, Inc. and part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year and ships globally to over 325,000 customers in 170 countries from its state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit
 

Poster Session Agenda

Charudatta Galande, Rice University
"Fabrication of Li-ion Batteries Solely by Multi-step Spray Painting "


Dr Jaedo Park, University of Colorado Denver
"Active Energy Harvesting from Microbial Fuel Cells"


Jesse Jur, North Carolina State University
"Towards Self-powered Nano-systems for Human Physiological and Environmental Monitoring"


Yannick Verbelen, Erasmushogeschool Brussel
"Resource Considerations for Large Scale Energy Harvesting Applications "


Markus Gnerlich and Ekaterina Pomerantseva
"Biotemplated Nanocomposite Electrodes for Increased Energy Storage Capabilities"


David Rancourt
"Design Space Exploration of Centimeter-Scale Micro Wind Turbines to Power Sensors"


Young-Woo Park
"Wheel-based Energy Harvester Combining Galfenol and Permanent Magnets"


Ashok Batra, Alabama A&M University
"Energy Harvesters and Super Capacitors using Pyroelectric Materials: An Investigation"


Kostas Sierros, West Virginia University
"Piezotribonics: Towards Energy Harvesting from Tribological Processes"