Creating New Applications and Markets with Thermobility Thin-Film Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting (Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2011)

Mr Dave Koester, Vice President of Engineering
Nextreme Thermal Solutions
Nov 16, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Renewable power sources in distributed sensors and sensor networks
  • Thermobility™; a new power generation technology
  • Using microscale thin-film thermoelectrics

Speaker Biography (Dave Koester)

Dave Koester is VP of Engineering for Nextreme, Inc. Dave has over 15 years of experience in semiconductor technology and product development focused primarily in the fabrication and manufacturing of semiconductors and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). He has been responsible for product development in numerous areas including optical and wireless communications, biomedical device applications, and various sensing devices. Dave has held key technical and managerial positions with MCNC, Cronos Integrated Microsystems, JDS Uniphase, MEMSCAP, Inc. and RTI International. Dave received a MS from North Carolina State University in materials science and a BS from Iowa State University in ceramic engineering.

Company Profile (Nextreme Thermal Solutions)

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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.
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