28 Sep 2012
Consolidation and growth in RTLS and WSN
Recently there has been consolidation in the RTLS and WSN market, with acquisitions of companies such as Aeroscout, MicroStrain and Dust Networks.
25 May 2012
Highlights of Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2012 (Part Two)
Highlights of last week's IDTechEx conference, Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Berlin, part two.
10 May 2012
Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and standardization
In April this year, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ratified a new standard - ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 - for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption.
3 Nov 2011
Energy harvesting in action
Less than two weeks remain until the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage conference and exhibition and already exhibitors are prepared to demonstrate their capabilities and technology advances, and not just on paper.
28 Jun 2011
Dust Networks demonstrate self-powered IPV6 wireless sensor network
Dust Networks® demonstrated a SmartMesh® IP 6LoWPAN wireless network running on harvested energy at the IDTechEx Wireless Sensor Network & RTLS Summit in Munich, Germany, June 21 - 22.
23 Jun 2011
Winners of the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and WSN Awards
At the Energy Harvesting & Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) awards dinner on June 21 in Munich, Germany, companies were recognized for making significant technical or commercial progress with these technologies.
21 Mar 2011
1 City, 100 million sensors
In the PlanIT Valley project from the Living PlanIT team there will be 100 million sensors deployed over 17 km2 - an area equivalent to Manhattan Island, New York City - to seamlessly embed and connect an entire city with Wireless Sensor Networks.
23 Nov 2010
Report from the IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensor events
Last week the second annual IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2010 event opened to 340 people and 28 exhibitors, up significantly from the previous year, indicative of the rising interest in the topic. The event was co-located with the IDTechEx Wireless Sensor Networks and RTLS conference, bringing together all those involved in these two industries.
6 Oct 2010
Printed Electronics Asia 2010 event preview
IDTechEx Printed Electronics Asia 2010 and Wireless Sensor Networks, Energy Harvesting & RFID Asia are now less than a week away. The two co-located conferences will cover a multitude of topics and will give you access to detailed presentations on these mutually supporting subjects, covering both the technologies and their applications.
1 Oct 2010
Energy harvesting and wireless sensors ready for prime time
Energy harvesting is the conversion of ambient energy into electricity to drive small or mobile electronic and electrical devices. Wireless sensors are particularly in need of energy harvesting because they are increasingly deployed in numbers and locations where hard wiring or battery changing are impracticable. We are at an exciting stage with both because harvesting is becoming better and electronics is demanding less power -so they meet in the middle.
17 Sep 2010
TSMC begins building solar R&D center and fab in central Taiwan
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company enters into the thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) market.
13 Sep 2010
Wireless Sensor Networks: Dream and Reality
At the IDTechEx joint event Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS USA and Energy Harvesting USA in Boston, Massachusetts November 16-17, many noteworthy advances will be announced for the first time.
6 Sep 2010
Tyre pressure monitoring systems and energy harvesting
Although the first tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) appeared in the mid-80's as a feature of top-range luxury vehicles, it is only in recent years that they have seen widespread adoption worldwide.
12 Aug 2010
Real Time Locating and Wireless Sensor Networks - Rapid Advances
In the past, too much use of RFID has involved sensing items and conveyances only when they pass very near to the occasional interrogator. Heroic assumptions are then made about what happened in between. Was it destroyed, perhaps by overheating? Is it still there? Is it intact?