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Exhibitors & Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
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.
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.
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.
CODICO - the COmponent DIstributing COmpany is a Design-In distributor of high-quality electronic components in the fields of: Active / Passive Components and Connector Tecnology.
  • Professional consultation through our expert technical sales team
  • Optimal application guidance through our product managers and field application engineers
  • Design-In technical support from development through to end-product
  • Disributing of highest-quality products only
  • On-time, precision delivery thanks to optimized logistics concepts
  • Founded in 1977, 100 % private ownership
  • Headquarter in Austria
  • Subcompany in Germany
  • Sales offices in Germany, Italy, France, Denmark and United Kingdom and furthermore one logistic hub in Hong Kong
  • 8 Partners in Central and Eastern Europe
Energy Micro AS
Energy Micro is a global provider of energy friendly microcontrollers and RF transceivers based on the ARM® Cortex™ processor core. Consuming a quarter of the energy of competing products, the company's ultra low power EFM32 Gecko MCUs and EFR4 Draco radios target energy sensitive applications, including smart metering, building automation, security systems portable health and fitness equipment and smart accessories. The products are supported by Energy Micro's Simplicity Studio, the easy-to-use software console that helps to reduce embedded system development times by a half.
Dust Networks
Dust Networks, part of Linear Technology Corporation, is the leader in standards-based intelligent wireless sensor networking (WSN), providing ultralow-power, scalable, highly reliable embedded systems for a wide range of markets. Dust Networks products enable monitoring and control solutions, providing unprecedented access to information from the physical world, for improved operations, safer work environments, and increased competitive advantage. Linear Technology provides energy harvesting, power management and signal conditioning products to the WSN market. Linear Technology's high performance analog integrated circuits also include data conversion, RF and interface ICs and µModule? subsystems. For more information, visit www.linear.com and www.dustnetworks.com.
Marlow Industries Inc
Marlow Industries, Inc. in Dallas, Texas is clearly recognized as the largest Thermoelectric module company in the world with regard to revenue and volume production considering provision of Power Generation, Cooling and Heating modules and assemblies for Defense, Space, Industrial/Commercial, Medical and Telecom customers and industries. Follow Us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/Marlow_Ind
Microchip Technology GmbH
Microchip Technology is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors. Providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
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.
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.
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.
Nanotron Technologies
Nanotron Technologies is a leading provider of wireless products that help to protect and find people, animals and valuable assets. They create highly accurate location information and energy-efficiently transmit data with a single, low-cost chip. Nanotron's technology is patent-protected and follows ISO and IEEE standards for global asset tracking. Nanotron's solutions are used in a wide range of applications and industry verticals including child safety in public places, livestock monitoring & management, mine safety, virtual fencing and transit yard management.
Nanotron's products are available on two distinct platforms: protect and find. The protect platform monitors proximity. The find platform locates people, animals and valuable assets. Both platforms create reliable and efficient visibility. Nanotron supports its customers and channel partners to adapt the protect and find products to the needs of their vertical markets.
Nextreme Thermal Solutions
Nextreme Thermal Solutions offers energy harvesting and electronics cooling solutions for sensor, telecommunications, semiconductor, consumer, medical, aerospace and government markets. The company uses microscale thin-film thermoelectric technology and high-volume semiconductor manufacturing processes to address the growing needs for clean-energy solutions world-wide. Nextreme also offers sophisticated modeling, design, engineering, and contract manufacturing services to deliver fully-optimized solutions from standard and customized products that solve the most challenging power and thermal management issues. Nextreme's headquarters and manufacturing facility are based near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Visit www.nextreme.com.
Saft Batteries
Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world's leading manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics' markets. More than 3,800 employees in 18 countries, 14 manufacturing sites and an extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group's growth for the future.
Saft batteries. Designed for industry.
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 and Sponsors
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".
ALGRA LTD, founded in 1959, is a Swiss company based in Merenschwand. It is one of the world's leading manufacturers of custom-made printed plates, panels and input systems. The company specializes in keyboards based on the piezoelectric effect. Decades of experience, patented technologies, modern production facilities and thrive for perfection make ALGRA a unique partner for companies with exceeding demand in function, durability and design.
ALGRA offers two different technologies for piezoelectric-based input systems: Dynapic® and Dynasim®. Both technologies enable to mass-produce vandal-resistant keyboards that can withstand more than ten million switching cycles. The keyboards are extremely slim and have homogeneous surfaces with an attractive appearance thanks to a wide choice of applicable material, such as metal, glass, polymers and more.
Constructed to have nearly no mechanical movement during key operation, the multilayer laminate structure is based on a piezoelectric membrane or screen-printed piezoelectric polymer composites. ALGRA's keyboards are used in various applications, such as kitchen appliances, parking ticket systems, medical devices, industrial machineries, food processing systems and more.
ALGRA has developed inks to suit different material surfaces, like anodized aluminum, as well as the piezo lacquer for the Dynasim® technology. ALGRA's vital focus on technology enables their engineers to extend boundaries in creating unique input systems, fronts and plates.
Dynapic® Wireless, ALGRA's new self-powered piezoelectric switch, demands no cables and no battery. It reflects ALGRA's creative engineering combined with its traditional attributes: durable, robust and sleek in design.
Anagear BV, founded in 2010 by a team of industry veterans, is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company, located in Rosmalen, The Netherlands. With a team of highly skilled design engineers, Anagear develops and markets a family of smart power management devices for ultra low-power battery supplied applications and self-powered wireless sensor nodes.
The ANG1010, the first member of the ANG101X product range, was introduced earlier this year and is based on Anagear's unique IP. It combines clean-tech PV- and TEG energy harvesting with Li battery backup, dynamic voltage scaling and enables extremely long standby operation while critical parameters and/or sensor inputs are autonomously being monitored.
Anagear's products offer unique, competitive and effective technological solutions for smart power management in ultra low power applications.
Arveni delivers high performance solutions of piezo-mechanical energy harvesting.
For home automation, we work for Philips, Somfy... on batteryless wireless remotes. For industrial applications we work for French Railway Authority, Vossloh, Eryma... on wireless sensor network.
Since incorporation in 2007, Arveni achievements are significant: in pulse/push-button harvesting: highest yield of conversion; in vibration: on railway track harvested power greater by *50 vs state of the art. This higher level of energy enables our customer to keep their legacy radio protocol, choose highly reliable protocols (tx/Rx), and implement economic electronics and radio.
Arveni was awarded in California ('Silicon 60' listed by EETimes) Chicago ('Best of Sensor' in bronze) and 'Special prize of the Jury' in the German French contest for embedded electronic (Paris 2010) and last but not least 'Best Innovator Supplier' by our customer RFF in 2012.
For past customer projects, we also developed a specific know-how on ultra low power radio & electronic (ULP). So Arveni can fully support our customers in their projects of switching from their current wired or battery powered applications, to batteryless wireless interoperable sensor.
AVX serves a broad range of markets including: telecommunications, data processing, automotive, consumer and medical sectors. A broad array of specialty and advanced product offerings including high power ceramic and low ESR tantalum capacitors, connectors, thick and thin film capacitors, filters, circuit protection products, RF microwave capacitors, KDP oscillators and resonators, varistors and integrated passive components differentiate AVX as the passive component industry technology leader.
AVX is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world.
Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
CSEM is one of Europe's leading independent providers of ultra-low power wireless solutions. By optimising every aspect of the wireless system from the RFIC and antenna design to robust real-time wireless protocols, combined with our many years' experience of real-world WSN systems, we are able to propose highly optimised wireless systems adapted for the most demanding applications from aeronautics and security to wearable sensors.
CSEM is a private Swiss research and technology organization (RTO). Our 400-strong workforce specializes in micro- and nanotechnologies, systems and surface engineering, and low-power information and communications technologies.
Off Grid Energy Independence
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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.
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 IZM
Fraunhofer IZM specializes in industry-oriented applied research. With four technology clusters, Fraunhofer IZM covers the entire spectrum of technologies and services necessary for developing reliable electronics and integrating new technology into applications. Our customers are as varied as the applications for electronics. We take on development projects for the automotive industry, healthcare and industrial electronics and even textile companies. The Micro Energy Storage & Smart Power group works in the field of integrated rechargeable micro batteries, micro fuel cells and energy harvesting http://www.smart-power.de.
IDTechEx provides independent analysis on the development and application of energy harvesting, printed electronics, RFID, electric vehicles and allied technologies.
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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.
Nanotron Technologies
Nanotron Technologies is a leading provider of wireless products that help to protect and find people, animals and valuable assets. They create highly accurate location information and energy-efficiently transmit data with a single, low-cost chip. Nanotron's technology is patent-protected and follows ISO and IEEE standards for global asset tracking. Nanotron's solutions are used in a wide range of applications and industry verticals including child safety in public places, livestock monitoring & management, mine safety, virtual fencing and transit yard management.
Nanotron's products are available on two distinct platforms: protect and find. The protect platform monitors proximity. The find platform locates people, animals and valuable assets. Both platforms create reliable and efficient visibility. Nanotron supports its customers and channel partners to adapt the protect and find products to the needs of their vertical markets.
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.
Datalogic S.p.A.
SELECT is a project carried out with financial support from the ICT theme of the EU FP7 (GA.257544). The objective is the development of a new-generation RTLS based on UWB passive tags. SELECT aims at integrating identification, detection, and high-accuracy location/tracking functionalities together with the development of passive RFID sensors that use UHF and backscattered UWB radio signaling as glue technologies. The consortium is composed of research institutes (Armines, CEA-LETI, CEIT, CNIT, Fraunhofer IIS) as well as industrial partners (Oria, Novelda, and Datalogic). The project is coordinated by Datalogic, a worldwide leader in Automatic Data Capture and Factory Automation markets.
Wibicom's core business is autonomous smart systems using Green energy. It specializes in solar and light energy harvesting for wireless applications using its photovoltaic WibiSol antenna, leading to highly embedded platforms. Smart systems are applied to, but not exclusively, wireless sensor networks for monitoring health, environment, and infrastructure, building automation, transportation, aerospace, security, and location tracking. Wibicom conducts research and development using state-of-the-art technology and provides consulting for custom design.
Wroclaw University of Technology
Company: Wroclaw University of Technology - WUT, Institute of Materials Science and Applied Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics Division
Activity Details: Continuum Mechanics Division performs activities in several fields, include smart materials and structures, energy harvesting, high pressure composite vessels for gaseous fuels (hydrogen, methane), reinforced composite structures, dimensional analysis and theory of similarity, biomechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, constitutive hypotheses, elasticity and plasticity theory, materials technology (nano-materials, new plastics and their technology, changes in microstructure and material properties, sol-gel technology), fracture mechanics and the fatigue of materials, methods of experimental mechanics, modelling of processes in mechanics, rheology, strength of materials.
Wurth Elektronik
Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Würth Elektronik eiSos is part of the Würth Group, the global market leader for fastener technology. The company employs currently 6,100 people and generated sales of 400 million Euro in 2014.