Avery eyes India with millions of dollars in hand.
Interesting news comes from a publication in Mumbai. Daily News & Analysis reports that California-based Avery Dennison has big plans to invest in India during the next two years. The company is looking at buying mid-size companies, ranging from $30 million to $50 million, with plans to set up a radio frequency identification device (RFID) plant in Bangalore by 2009. (The news unconfirmed at the time this blog posted on RFID World.)
Using environmental energy to power remote sensor nodes remains a high interest item among system designers, especially those choosing wireless sensor node (WSN) components for remote and/or hazardous locations. At the Sensor Expo conference in Santa Clara, Calif., presenters at an energy harvesting and power symposium agreed that energy harvesting systems still require juggling many variables.