The current power reduction trend will continue as will the advances in battery tech. These combined efforts will soon eclipse product lifetime.
The energy harvesting window is closing faster than the technology is advancing. Once this tech arrives it may only find niche applications.
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ABB and Micropelt Prove Thermal Energy Harvesting to Solve the Battery Issue of Wireless Sensors
Edited by: ESD editorial staff: SRambo on Mar 15, 2010 10:57 AM
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.