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Exhibitors & Sponsors 2011

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Gold Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Infinite Power Solutions (IPS)
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. THINERY 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.
 
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Maxim is a worldwide leader in the design, development, and manufacture of analog, mixed-signal, high-frequency, and digital circuits. Today, more than 35,000 customers worldwide count on us to deliver innovative engineering solutions that add value to their products. Offering over 6,500 ICs across 28 product categories, Maxim has one of the industry's broadest and deepest product portfolios. This provides our customers with innovation across the board, and it enables us to deliver end-to-end solutions optimized for application requirements. Learn more at
 
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Silver Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
GS Caltex Corporation
Over the past 40 years, GS Caltex, which aims to be a total energy service leader, has been pushing to not only perform in the petroleum and petrochemical businesses, but also to diversify its energy business, thus leading the energy industry. Furthermore, GS Caltex has expanded its business areas into city gas, electric power, exploration & production, convenience retail, e-business, New and Renewable Energy, thereby covering all energy fields and becoming a total energy service provider with global competitiveness. Through our products and services differentiating us from competitors, we will continue to strive to achieve the vision of "The Leader in Providing Total Energy Service."
 
Holst Centre
Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. The Holst Centre embraces a wide scope of partners including material suppliers, equipment manufacturers and end user both in the medical and consumer market. It was founded in 2005 by the Belgian organisation IMEC and the Dutch organisation TNO and employs over 250 researchers.
 
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.
 
Microchip Technology Inc
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, 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.
 
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.
 
Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine manufacturers, Non-residential buildings, Data centers & Networks, and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 19.6 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
 
ShortLink AB
Shortlink is a design-house with a unique competence in ultra low power RF, analog and mixed signal ASIC, SoC and electronic system design. When your product design needs electronics to be miniaturized and to use less power, then we can help you. When standard circuits and ICs are simply not up to the task, then we can find the solution.
 
Our proven technology is optimised for small, portable battery-driven products and low power wireless communication and we pride ourselves on our first-pass success and being able to provide our customers with advanced design solutions that help make products become market leaders.
 
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.
 
Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 80,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities.
TI offers smarter grid solutions through innovative products, leading edge software and compliant integrated system solutions. TI's Smart Grid portfolio uniquely combines readily available silicon, software and support for comprehensive grid infrastructure, utility meters and home or building automation systems.
 
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Exhibitors
 
Exhibitors
ADT
The advanced display technology (adt) group is a Swiss company group focused on the development and launch of the innovative ePaper display technology, called D³-Technology („Droplet-Driven-Display"). The D³-Technology allows to produce printing-like displays in various formats e.g. for small, medium and large scale applications.
Key features of the D³-Technology are: Lowest energy consumption / Real bi-stability / Printing-like optical display quality.
D³-Technology is a display technology using patented electrowetting principles and structures. Liquid coloured droplets are driven by this technology in pixel structures.
 
Adaptamat Ltd
AdaptaMat Ltd in Helsinki Finland is the manufacturer of Magnetic Shape Memory (MSM) materials.
MSM materials are "smart" metal alloys with very specific properties. These properties are
  • Magnetic shape memory effect. MSM elongates upto 6 % in magnetic field (actuators and devices)
  • Pronounced Villari effect. Material will generate big change in magnetization when pressed and elongated in magnetic field ( Harvesters and sensors)
  • Shape Memory Effect SMA ( elongation at a given temperature)
  • Change in resistance when pressed and elongated
Based on these properties applications such as energy harvestering, actuators, sensors and vibration damping devices and more can be made.
 
Advantic
Advantic Sistemas y Servicios is a high-tech company specialized in remote monitoring technologies based on wireless sensor networks. Main application fields are energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, and building automation. Thanks to its solid technological background in WSN, the strong collaboration network in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and its highly skilled multidisciplinary professionals, Advantic is capable of offering competitive and effective technological solution for its clients. Also, the company is active in R&D initiatives at European level, in order to continue in the path of innovation, developing cutting-edge technology and contributing to standardization organizations.
 
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 !
 
BMW
With its three brands - BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce - the BMW Group is one of the world's most successful premium manufacturers of cars and motorcycles. It operates internationally with 24 production sites in 13 countries and a global sales network with representation in more than 140 countries.
 
CSEM Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA
CSEM is a private non-for-profit centre for research and development with emphasis on microsystems and -electronics technologies, and with the mission to coach and support industrial companies and start-ups in their innovation process. For several years, CSEM has been a major actor in advanced medical device technologies. The monitoring of physiological parameters through non-invasive methods offers new perspectives in fields such as sports, wellness and health. CSEM innovations lead to the foundation of award winning start-up companies such as Limmex (smartwatch), SenseCore (digital health) and PulseON (sportswatch), the NOKIA spin-off winner of the 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Award.
 
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.
 
Dust Networks
Dust Networks, the leader in standards-based intelligent wireless sensor networking (WSN), provides ultra low-power, scalable, highly reliable embedded systems to OEMs in a wide range of markets. Dust Networks enables OEMs to offer monitoring and control solutions that provide unprecedented access to information from the physical world, resulting in improved operations, safer work environments, and increased competitive advantage. Dust Networks partners and participates with industry and standards groups, such as the HART Communication Foundation, ISA, IEEE, IETF, the SunSpec Alliance, IPSO and others, to ensure the broad adoption of interoperable wireless sensor networking products. Dust Networks is a California-based, privately-held technology company.
 
Energy Harvesting Journal
Energy Harvesting Journal provides you with a free daily update of the latest industry developments. Launched in late 2008, this free portal covers progress of energy harvesting and energy storage in all its forms.
 
Hosted and written by IDTechEx, the leading analyst and event organiser on energy harvesting 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 energy harvesting industry.
 
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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.
 
Flexible Electronics Concepts
Flexible Electronics Concepts FEC is a new company set up to create innovative working samples of printed electronics. Many consumer packaged goods companies and other potential end users are frustrated that they cannot obtain innovative product concepts or even simple devices such as smart labels based on the new printed electronics. They do not want components. FEC will endeavour to help by being a product integrator and concept generator for small quantities of printed electronic products. Any successes will be produced in volume by the industry leaders. Meanwhile, buy your samples and sample books here.
 
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.
 
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."
 
IDTechEx
IDTechEx provides independent analysis on the development and application of energy harvesting, printed electronics, RFID, electric vehicles and allied technologies.
 
You can trust IDTechEx to help you build your business. We provide consultancy, market research and executive-level events across the US, Europe and Asia.
 
Itt Industries
 
JAVA Information Technology
Java Information Technology was established in 1996 and continuously grown to develop the technology and construct actual project experience through ¡¯97 and ¡¯98 to enhance the technology related to ubiquitous to a higher level.
Moreover, Java Information Technology also organized solutions from ubiquitous and applied into packages to adapt for the developed business.
Java Information Technology is one of the leading companies of SI (System Integration), which based on selected human resources and strong excellent technology with trust. We also provide development of various solutions based on technology of ubiquitous for the geographic information system, which is becoming the core of information industry.
 
Kanazawa Univ. TLO
Kanazawa University, inheriting the tradition of its predecessor school, was established in 1949. As the leading university on the Sea of Japan coast, Kanazawa University has contributed greatly to Japanese higher education and academic research. The university shall actively contribute to society by opening up new academic fields and by promoting the transfer of technology and the creation of new industry.
 
Laird Technologies
Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications. The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of RFID antennas for high-performance reader applications throughout the world. Its RFID technology platform provides the means to significantly enhance user rate accuracy via the use of high-performance, optimized antennas that function across all popular domestic and international UHF RFID frequencies. Laird Technologies also offers the widest range of high-performance embedded modules that add true power and performance to any product they are incorporated into, including end-to-end solutions for wireless applications and systems.
 
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.
 
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.
 
smart material gmbh
Smart Material is developing and manufacturing advanced piezo-composite materials and systems based on these materials.
Piezo-Composite materials manufactured by Smart Material Corp. are used in a wide spectrum of applications as actuators and sensors, in ultrasound transducers, energy harvesters and Structural Health Monitoring.
Our mission: To provide advanced piezo composites for commercial applications in high quantity, high quality and low cost and engineering services for developing systems based on these materials.
Smart Material operates in the markets of North America, Europe and Asia. We are serving a wide range of market segments in the industrial, defence, medical, and consumer sectors.
 
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