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CONTENTS SEpTEmbEr 2012 OPINION DESIGN & PRODUCTS 4 Uncommon Market: Apple v. Samsung: rights and SPECIAL FOCUS: wrongs - ENERGY HARVESTING 50 Last Word: Keeping open source software free 18 Energy harvesters: a thin film approach During IDTechEx’ last energy harvesting and NEwS & TECHNOLOGY Storage Europe confer- ence held in Berlin, thin 6 Investigating nano-electro- piezoelectric and low foot- mechanical relay-based print thermoelectric mate- computing rials were cited in many new energy harvesting research programs. 8 Optogan’s formula for success: Russian IP, German manufacturing 21 Turning waste heat from In the globalized business of LED manufacturing, industrial piping into large Asian and American electrical energy companies define the rules The EverGen PowerStrap and set the pace. Unusually thermoelectric-based enough in the semiconductor energy harvesting solution business, Russian company produces multiple watts of Optogan does not only join in power from industrial piping waste heat. but it keeps growing. 23 Piezo wireless switch: No battery, no cable, no wear 12 Patents drive innovation Despite all the legal battles 25 Self-charging piezo-power cell converts and stores between Samsung and energy chemically in a single unit Apple, patents are a key way of protecting investors and 26 UK leads in energy efficiency rankings as Germany encouraging the exploita- pushes ahead tion of innovation, says the UK’s leading engineer, James - OPTOELECTRONICS Dyson. 28 Merging the benefits of CCD 13 Wireless power outlets designed to support the and CMOS for imaging IPv6 Internet protocol Over the last decades, the imager world has seen Lithium-ion battery pilot production line established numerous publications on by German research center the comparison of CCD and CMOS imaging technologies. Innovative LED geometry could increase light out- put by factor of ten 31 Enhancing automotive safety through advanced IR sensor technology 14 Light-emitting foils could offer cost-effective OLED - DATA ACQUISITION alternative Researchers from the uni- 34 Voice input processing versity of umea (Sweden) for automotive speech have produced organic light- recognition systems emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) using a roll-to-roll 36 Low power system compatible process under ambient air conditions. design optimizations with SAR A/D Converters 15 First microwave laser to operate at room 46 REaDER OffER temperature This month, RTX is giving 16 Custom designed wireless links away 5 RTX4100 Wi-Fi The 2012 VLSI Symposia which development kits worth took place last summer in USD 399 each for EETimes Honolulu came as an opportu- Europe’s readers to win. nity for researchers to unveil new short-range wireless link concepts. 49 bUTION CORNERDISTRI 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe September 2012 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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