Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2010
Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2010

 
 

Exhibitors

 
This exhibition will feature 25 exhibitors covering Energy Harvesting & Storage and its applications including Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS. If you would like to exhibit, please click here.
 
 
EXHIBITORS
Silver Sponsor
 
Arveni
Arveni sas is a privately held start-up, dedicated to piezoelectric energy harvesting, located near Grenoble (France). Arveni has developed its proprietary technology, protected by 7 patents so far. Arveni's team is made up of 3 highly skilled engineers, and we are focused on the most demanding applications. Arveni's products exist in 3 variants:
  • vibration for industry and aeronautic, where Arveni's microgenerator show the best (energy/mass) rate!
  • pulse, like push button, where Arveni shows the world's best rate (electricity_produced/incoming_energy)
  • meter, for water meter application.
We will welcome customers, sales representatives, VCs and labs to our booth !
 
Cymbet Corporation
Cymbet Corporation—a green technology company—is a leader in thin-film, solid-state storage devices and energy harvesting technology. The company is the first to market a component-class energy solution that designers can use to realize new embedded systems capabilities. Cymbet's EnerChip thin-film devices enable innovative energy storage applications for integrated circuits and new products for process control, medical, sensor, RFID, communications, consumer and portable electronic devices.
 
DecaWave
DecaWave is a pioneering Fabless Semiconductor Company which is developing a full family of single chip CMOS products based on the IEEE802.15.4a standard that reach unprecedented performance in location precision and range at very low power and very low cost.
 
DecaWave has been instrumental in developing the alternate PHY IEEE802.15.4a standard and has successively combined the rich potential of the Ultra Wideband Technology (UWB) with its Intellectual Property (DecaWave owns several essential and non-essential patents) to offer a product family that creates a true disruption in the Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) and Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) markets.
 
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS delivers innovative wireless sensor-based technology and systems that are helping transform the way business manages industrial processes and safeguards lives.
 
Committed to developing industry-leading, low power and long-range sensor-based technology, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' SensorSMART networks have been setting the industry standard since 1999. Currently deployed on every continent throughout the globe in the Intermodal & Logistics, Energy & Construction industries as well as sought out by the world's leading system integrators and governments; IDENTEC SOLUTIONS patented technology is helping to optimize productivity in some of the continent's most challenging situations. Robust, flexible and powerful IDENTEC SOLUTIONS technology delivers when others cannot.
 
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is privately held, with its corporate office located in Lustenau, Austria, and North American headquarters in Dallas, Texas, along with customer service centers in Germany, Australia and Norway.
 
IMEC/Holst Centre
Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics and photovoltaics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2100 people includes more than 650 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2014, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 363 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be External Link.
 
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.
 
Micropelt
Micropelt GmbH, Freiburg, Germany, develops, produces and markets the world's smallest and most effective thermoelectric elements for clean-tech micro energy harvesting, thermal sensing, cycling and cooling. The company employs 20 staff and currently commissions their first million-unit production facility, also located in Germany.
 
Micropelt's thermoelectric chips are based on a patented, scalable, thin-film, micro-structuring platform technology, which minimizes component size while maximizing power density for energy harvesting, cooling or thermal cycling applications. Process-inherent economies-of-scale break previous cost and price barriers of conventional thermoelectrics. Batteries become obsolete as cost-free electricity from waste heat powers wireless sensor networks for their entire life. Chip-thermogenerators also boast unprecedented sensitivity, resolution and dynamics in sensing heat flux and temperature change.
 
Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. With over 100,000 products, TI offers technology that is shaping tomorrow's innovations. Learn more at www.ti.com External Link.
 
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EXHIBITORS
Bronze Sponsor
 
CST of America Inc
CST develops and markets software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields. Its products allow you to characterize, design and optimize electromagnetic devices all before going into the lab or measurement chamber. CST's customers operate in industries as diverse as Defense, Telecommunications, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment.
 
CeramTec AG
CeramTec AG is an international leading company in the field of advanced ceramics. Its expertise in piezoceramic smart materials for energy-harvesting applications is represented in a wide product range: Piezoceramic multilayer actuators, Macro Fiber Composites as composite and highly flexible devices, a broad variety of soft and hard type piezoceramic materials, bending elements and piezoceramic plates, discs or rings.
With 2900 employees in Europe, America and Asia, a turnover of 300 million Euro, and a high variety of products and ceramic materials CeramTec serves the electronics, telecommunications, automotive, medical, machinery, metalworking, electrical and chemical industries with innovative products worldwide.
 
EnOcean GmbH
EnOcean GmbH is the originator of patented energy harvesting wireless technology. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company manufactures and markets energy harvesting wireless modules for use in building and industrial applications as well as in further application fields such as smart home, smart metering, logistics or transport. EnOcean technology combines miniaturized energy converters with ultra-low-power electronics and robust RF communication. For 10 years, leading product manufacturers have chosen wireless modules from EnOcean to enable their system ideas. EnOcean is a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies from the world's building sector that has set itself the aim of creating innovative solutions for sustainable buildings. Self-powered wireless technology from EnOcean has been successfully deployed in more than 250,000 buildings worldwide. All products are based on the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. EnOcean currently employs 60 people in Germany and the USA.
 
Off Grid Energy Independence
Off Grid Energy Independence provides you with a free daily update of the latest industry developments. This free portal covers progress of distributed energy and off grid energy harvesting in all its forms.
 
Hosted and written by IDTechEx, a leading analyst and event organiser on off grid energy independence and related technologies, articles provide commentary, analysis and give a balanced view of the subject. You can opt-in for an email to be sent to you every Thursday listing the new articles posted in the previous week. We aim to make this service your most valuable tool for keeping up to date with the off grid industry.
 
We seek your input - company progress, press releases, case studies and developments, which in turn we will feature as future articles. Please forward these to us - email Tessa Henderson at tessa@idtechex.com.
 
Energy Harvesting Network
The Energy Harvesting Network brings together the energy harvesting community in Europe to explore applications and new directions for research. This network, funded by the UK's EPSRC, has a primary aim of defining new research challenges that will help to deliver on the potential of energy harvesting. It will catalyse the creation of new multidisciplinary teams to bid for funding and address these challenges. It also has an event and communications programme to ensure that the advances in the science and the developments of the technology are more widely disseminated particularly to the potential end-user communities.
 
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."
 
Fraunhofer IKTS
The Fraunhofer IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute's three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia) collectively represent Europe's largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics. As a R&D service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops modern ceramic high-performance materials, customized industrial manufacturing processes and creates prototype components and systems in complete production lines from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale.
 
IDTechEx
IDTechEx provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to companies across the value chain. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations.
 
IDTechEx business and technology experts provide international perspective in a diverse range of emerging technologies including 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, life sciences, printed electronics, IoT and many other topics.
 
IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in USA, Germany and Japan and associates in South Korea.
 
INTESENS
Intesens designs autonomous wireless sensor networks for health monitoring applications. The company is specialized in the field of predictive maintenance of industrial equipments. The aim is to understand the health of equipment and to generate an alarm if a failure is ready to appear.
For this purpose, the company developed competencies in the integration of wireless sensor networks (Zigbee, Sixlowpan, Wavenis, etc.), energy harvesting architectures (Inductive, Vibration, Thermal and Solar) and embedded diagnostics (data reduction, FFT, cycle calculation, etc.).
Intesens provides custom development services to design specific solutions. The company also offers standard products as diagnostic kits.
 
MicroStrain
Founded in Williston, Vermont, 1987, MicroStrain is a privately held corporation producing innovative wireless, micro-miniature displacement, orientation and strain sensor networks for the next generation of smart machines and structures. Our patented wireless sensing systems combine advanced, time-synchronized micro-power electronics with miniaturized vibration, strain, and solar energy harvesters. These systems are reliable, easy to install, and eliminate costly wiring and battery replacement.
 
Microchip Technology Inc.
Microchip are able to assist you with all aspects of your energy design. We know that accuracy, reliability and total system cost are important factors in your design applications.
 
Microchip's complete portfolio of 8- and 16-bit PIC® microcontrollers, energy measurement ICs, analog components and serial EEPROMs allows you to drive directly inexpensive LED and LCD displays, add wireless communication for automated meter reading, implement anti-tampering techniques, enjoy low power design with nanoWatt technology and integrate real time clock for advanced billing schemes. Not just experts in providing microcontroller, EEPROM and analogue solutions, our global team of field applications engineers can help with software examples or calibration techniques and a comprehensive range of reference designs.
 
Visit www.microchip.com for more information.
 
Microdul AG
Microdul AG is a specialist for high quality microelectronics. Thanks to Microdul's three business lines Modules, Thick-film and Semiconductors there is a wide spectrum of choice with respect to electronic miniaturisation. Our core competence is the production of cutting edge individual solutions in close cooperation with the customer.
 
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
The Advanced Circuits and Sensors Branch at SSC-SD previously housed the Integrated Circuit Fabrication Facility (ICFF) which served as the Navy's principle site for the development of advanced silicon-based integrated circuit materials, designs, devices and fabrication technologies. The new "Fab-less" design group has retained all previous design and test capabilities as well as fabrication knowledge and design expertise. Particular attention is directed to technologies that are of interest to the Department of Defense but are not currently part of the commercial mainstream in integrated circuit and sensor development. Examples include long-term commitments to the development and maintenance of radiation-hard processes based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) substrates as well as sensor development including MEMS-based devices. Combined with an emphasis on development and pilot-scale production is the high level of manufacturing discipline that is a prerequisite for the transfer of technology to industry when larger-scale production builds are required.
The Advanced Integrated Circuits and Sensors Branch at SSC San Diego is fully capable of performing any task in integrated circuit and sensor design to packaging and testing. It serves as a technology research and development center, maintaining a reservoir of government expertise in IC and sensor manufacturing. It is currently pursuing cooperative agreements with academic, government and industry partners on projects of interest to the Department of Defense and other government agencies.
 
Sensors & Instrumentation KTN
The Sensors and Instrumentation Knowledge Transfer Network connects industry and the research community to exchange knowledge and exploit sensing technologies. It has broad interest in all sensing technologies and other technologies that support successful deployment. The Wireless Sensing Interest Group (WiSIG) of the KTN promotes links and collaboration between individuals active in wireless communications and sensor technologies. The group has been exploring opportunities, applications and successful deployment of short-range wireless technologies and continues to advise industry on its uses and benefits. Energy harvesting approaches to enable wireless sensing are of great interest to this group.
 
TADIRAN BATTERIES
Tadiran Batteries is a leader in the development and manufacture of lithium batteries for industrial use. Its Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC) technology is well established for more than 25 years. Tadiran LTC-Batteries are suitable where a 3.6 Volt high energy primary battery is required for up to ten years and more stand alone operation.
 
The PulsesPlus™ technology, combining a Hybrid Layer Capacitor (HLC) that can provide high current pulses with a high energy primary cell, has been successfully introduced into the market and plays a significant role especially where GSM modules require a long-term stand-alone power source.
 
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