Industry session on global commercialization of energy-harvesting technology coming to APEC 2013


Industry session on global commercialization of energy-harvesting technology coming to APEC 2013

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Energy Harvesting Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2013 titled "Forging Ahead: Global Commercialization of Energy Harvesting Technology." The PSMA session will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 8:30 AM to noon at the Long Beach CA Convention Center, and will feature seven experts from the commercial and research institute sectors. Hailing from Cymbet, EnOcean, Fraunhofer Institute, Infinite Power Solutions, Linear Technology, NXP, and Texas Instruments, the speakers will discuss key technologies integrated into innovative energy harvesting-powered systems. Harvesting ambient energy to power systems is here today. The main commercial challenge for both macro and micro energy harvesting systems is to be cost effective compared to legacy power solutions such as fossil fuels and batteries. With the advent of the "Internet of Things" driving the need for billions of small autonomously powered wireless devices, new cost-effective micro energy harvesting solutions are now commercially available. This PSMA Industry Session will provide an overview of the commercial progress of energy harvesting-based power for devices such as wireless sensors, data loggers, asset tracking, security and patient monitors. It will present technical details of key technologies that are driving successful commercialization in the following areas: energy harvesting transducers, energy conversion, energy storage, power management, ultra-low-power processors, sensors and wireless radio solutions. Commercial deployments of energy harvesting-powered systems from around the world in many industry segments will also be discussed. At the end of the session, several commercially available energy harvesting-powered systems will be demonstrated in the room for audience inspection. Arnold Alderman of Anagenesis and chair of the PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee, stated: "This Industry Session will present valuable information on the unique challenges of commercializing energy harvesting-based systems and will provide a timely and unique opportunity for attendees to interact with other professionals who have an active interest in this product space. We encourage people to register for APEC 2013 and make plans to attend the session, and also to consider participating in the other PSMA-sponsored meetings during the week." Power Sources Manufacturers Association