World's First Battery-free Bluetooth Sticker Sensor Tag (Printed Electronics Europe 2019)

Mr Michael Zehnpfennig, VP of Operations
Wiliot
Germany
 

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Presentation Summary

Wiliot is building the first battery-free Bluetooth tags, in a sticker format, that power themselves by harvesting energy from ambient radio waves. Bluetooth tags with no maintenance, an unlimited lifetime, and a paper thin form factor, open up a world of possibilities. By enabling devices as common as a smart phone or Wi-Fi gateway to identify products, applications in smart clothing, connected products and asset tracking more accessible. In this session, Wiliot shares the story of its progress and the new ways that people and products can interact.

Speaker Biography (Michael Zehnpfennig)

Michael Zehnpfennig is Wiliot's VP of Operations located in Bonn, Germany. He is responsible for transforming the Wiliot chip into a Bluetooth tag, working with partners from the RFID industry. Michael has performed many different management roles in his 13 years in the RFID Industry. At Smartrac, Michael was Head of R&D, Project Management, and Data Management. Additionally, Michael managed global RFID roll-outs at DHL and headed RFID test labs for METRO Group.

Company Profile (Wiliot)

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Wiliot is a semiconductor company whose mission is to connect people with products using cloud connected, sticker sized Battery Free Bluetooth tags. The company was founded by the leadership of the Gigabit Wi-Fi pioneer Wilocity, a group of wireless engineers experienced in building new products and the ecosystems required for their success. In January 2019, Wiliot announce a major milestone: The first battery-Free Bluetooth® sticker sensor tag demonstrated at The National Retail Federation Big Show. Additionally, Wiliot announced Amazon Web Services, Avery Dennison and Samsung joining Wiliot's original investor group for a $30 Million Series B Funding Round. Wiliot has a research and development team based in Israel and a business development headquarters in San Diego, California.
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